Field Trip Chairs
Lisa Morgan

Steve Quane
General Info
Pre-Meeting Trips
Trips During the Meeting
Post-Meeting Trips

Field Trips

Keeping to the “Reaching New Peaks in Geoscience” meeting theme, the Denver 2010 field trips highlight glaciation, late Cenozoic evolution of the Colorado Rockies, and a spectrum of geologic terrains, ranging from mountain uplift to landscape collapse to structural influences on mineralization. Trips will also address societal challenges, including climate change and geologic hazards. Excellent geologic exposures in the Colorado Rockies region will emphasize how tectonism, volcanism, landslides, tectonic collapse, mineralization, and dinosaurs have shaped this region and now influence hazards, resources, and human habitation. Meet with colleagues, old and new, bring the family, or even ride your mountain bike on either a local afternoon trip or a four day regional adventure (or both!).


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Trips begin and end at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver unless otherwise indicated.

Trip fees include transportation during the trip; othder services, such as meals and lodging, are noted with each trip by the following: B—breakfast, L—lunch, R—refreshments, D—dinner, ON—overnight lodging.

If you have questions about a particular trip, please contact the trip leaders directly. The GSA contact is Beth Engle, .

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from the Engineering Geology Division from the Paleontological Society

Learn about the Geology and Natural Hazards of Golden.

The Engineering Geology Division will subsidize the first 33 student registrants for this Trip 410. You must pay the full field trip fee when registering, but will be reimbursed $20 after the meeting.

Want to go to Chalk Creek Valley but Need Financial Assistance?
The GSA Engineering Geology Division will help cover the cost of Trip 423, “Chalk Creek Valley: Colorado’s Natural Debris-Flow Laboratory.” Student and regular Division members (new members included) will be reimbursed US$100 and US$30 of the trip’s cost, respectively, when the trip commences. Submit applications for reimbursement to Bill Schulz, U.S. Geological Survey, Box 25046, MS-966, Denver, CO 80225, USA, .

Trip 422, “Geologic History of the Gold Belt Byway and Western Pikes Peak Country.” Criteria for selection are: (1) membership in The Paleontological Society; (2) current enrollment as a student; (3) relevance of the student's interests to the field trip topic, and (4) willingness to assist with minor tasks during the field trip. Early applications may receive priority for selection, but there is no application deadline. To apply, submit a statement addressing the above criteria, including a paragraph about what you would hope to gain from this trip, the names and e-mail addresses of two references, and evidence showing current student enrollment (transcript or comparable). For more information or to submit an application, contact .

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