Geology of the Western Slope
Name: Geology of the Western Slope
Date: August 12, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM CDT
The western part of Rocky offers a grand opportunity to see some of the oldest rocks in Colorado and some beautiful examples of very recent (geologically speaking) glacial features. Learn how geologists interpret the nature and history of the rocks and the processes that created and formed them. Look far back in time and deep into the earth to understand how metamorphism changed sediments into the 1.75-billion-year-old schists and gneisses that dominate western RMNP’s bedrock. Examine the effects of tectonic forces that began more than 60 million years ago and caused these rocks to be heaved more than two miles above sea level.