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SEE THE GEOLOGIC WONDERS OF THE SWITZERLAND OF AMERICA!

Each year CMU Geosciences hosts a hiking field trip to Ouray, Colorado. All 1st year students are invited! You do not need to be a geology major! 

Sign up! Wed, Sept 29th (9 - 11 AM) and Thurs, Sept 30th (noon - 3 PM)

First year students can sign up on a first come, first served basis at the Geosciences Program table in the University Center.  Sign-up will close when all slots are full. Please email Dr. Fenton if you are interested in attending the hike, but cannot sign up in person.

Hike! Sunday, October 3, 2021 (8 AM – 5 PM)

Come on this free, day hike to meet some new friends, enjoy the mountains, and learn a little about the geology of the San Juan Mountains. 

This fun-filled trip will introduce students to the breathtaking scenery of the San Juan Mountains, the fascinating science of geology, the geology program, and geology faculty & students.

We will meet on the CMU campus, and then drive to Ouray. Free transportation is provided! After the hike, Geosciences faculty and the student Geology Club will host a free picnic lunch!

Students must sign a waiver during sign-up. Students under the age of 18 MUST have the waiver signed by a parent or guardian in advance and should contact one of us for a waiver form:

Dr. Cassandra Fenton, cfenton@coloradomesa.edu