2019 Western Slope Field Conference

CMU Geosciences hosts this year's Western Slope Field Conference (September 6 - 8, 2019)

General Information

Camping for Friday and Saturday nights at James M. Robb Colorado River State Park Island Acres

(located east of Grand Junction on I-70)

  • We have reserved and paid for 7 campsites in Campground Loop A (we can fit ~5 tents per site).
  • The reserved site numbers are: 4,6,8,9,29,30, and 32

Entrance fee - CMU Geosciences will apply for a fee waiver for cars/vans.


Friday, Sept. 6

(6 - 9 PM)

Welcome Cookout 

Takes place at the Wildhorse Group Picnic area (not far from the tent sites)

CMU Geosciences Alumni are invited and welcome to join us!

Please RSVP Cassie Fenton (cfenton@coloradomesa.edu)

Saturday, Sept. 7

(8 AM - 5 PM)

Grand Mesa 

  • Volcanic history
  • Ancient Colorado River
  • Neogene landscape evolution
  • Includes some hiking, please pack a lunch


Sunday, Sept. 8

(8 AM - 1 PM)

Unaweep Canyon

Handout (Aslan) for Unaweep Canyon

  • Structural geology
  • Economic geology
  • Geomorphic history
  • Includes some hiking