Bob Weimer Mines Geology Trail

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Bob Weimer Mines Geology Trail

Bob Weimer Mines Geology Trail
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JeremyHakes
Golden, CO346 contributions
Mar 2015 • Couples
This tour starts at the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum (watch the video inside if they are open) and proceeds in a circular route around and through the prominent hogbacks through geologic time and events. Highlights include fossils, beautiful rocks, interesting geology, local history and lore, and scenic views. If you have time, you can print a brochure at the website or you can grab one from the museum. Typically the little boxes that hold the tour guides are empty, however there are really nice weatherproof signs and informational displays at each stop, so you can get the information without the brochure.

This tour is related but separate to the National Historical Landmark of Dinosaur Ridge and the Fossil Trace Triceratops Trail: http://www.dinoridge.org/tritrail.html. Same geologic features and history.

The tour goes about a mile long and involves a street crossing to get to stop #2. This tour is not handicap/wheelchair friendly for part of it (stops 2-6). 1, 7, and 8 are accessible by wheelchair. There are also dirt steps, slightly uneven terrain/undeveloped areas. Not to discourage anyone, but just to be aware. If you have walking restrictions, you might be better off reading the pamphlet and visiting the museum instead. Also be aware that this is an outside walking tour, so if there is inclement weather or it is crazy hot out, you might wait until it is nicer out. There are bathrooms and water fountains at the museum.

Parking is metered, so be sure to park in a metered lot and pay, not park in a student parking pass area.
Written March 21, 2015
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