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Trail Gems Adventure Tours

Golden, CO, USA
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About Trail Gems Adventure Tours
We provide guided geology tours and hikes led by a professional geologist who can teach you about the natural history of the Rocky Mountains. We strive to provide educational experiences while guiding you through the incredible beauty of Colorado’s wilderness.
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ColoradoBFL wrote a review Nov 2020
Boulder, Colorado3 contributions
To add lib one of Dr. Rox’s geology jokes (yes, there are such!), don’t take Colorado’s rock formations for granite! A Trail Gems geology tour with Dr. Rox ensures that that will not be the case. My wife and I signed up for a two hour tour of Red Rocks and were amazed and delighted at the breadth and depth of what Dr. Rox was able to show us in this well-known and well-traveled park. From details found in overlapping sandstone layers to the entire landscape of ridges and valleys surrounding Red Rocks, Dr. Rox explained the significance of what we were seeing and how it fit into both the present day and the prehistoric past. She is knowledgeable, enthusiastic and personable; she is an effective teacher as she asked us questions and tailored her discussion to our level of geologic understanding and experience. We unqualifiedly recommend Dr. Rox’s geology tours. Whether or not you have wondered about the rock formations in Colorado, this Red Rocks hike is short on distance and elevation but long on non-technical geological information that will enhance your stay in Colorado, whether that time is days or decades.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Tracey M from CT wrote a review Oct 2020
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My husband and I, who are from CT, and four other people from TX & CO spent a beautiful morning being led on an informative but chill geology hike led by Dr. Rox. We would hike a bit, pause to hear about an event that occurred in nature and be shown rocks and rock formations that came to be as a result. Then continue, spaced apart but free to converse with each other. It was an easy pace and fun to meet fellow travellers in a socially distant setting. It was an all around perfect experience. I highly recommend Dr Rox and her guided tour(s). Peace!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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ddcarver wrote a review Jul 2020
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I've always been intriqued by North Table Mountain and the fact that it is volcanic, so I signed my daughter (who loves geology) and myself up for a tour of North Table Mountain. Our guide was Dr. Rox, who we found to be very entertaining and most definitley knowledgeable. The history of this formation was fascinating and we were mesmorized by all the various rocks and geodes we encountered. This is a must do if you enjoy geology and history!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Alan355 wrote a review Jan 2020
Boulder, Colorado2 contributions3 helpful votes
We really enjoyed the tour, it was great. Dr. Rox sowed us geology formations that we've driven by for decades, but never realized what we were really seeing. The rock strata, geology layers and dinosaur background was fascinating. And all within just two or three miles! Thank you Dr. Rox!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Robert Kemp wrote a review Jan 2020
BROOMFIELD5 contributions
I run a very tight, high stress schedule year round. I scheduled our hike with Mark through Dr.Rox on a very short notice. She was able and willing to accommodate us. This was our 2nd hike with Trail Gems, and once again, we were not disappointed. Thank you Dr. Rox, and Mark for another great experience.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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