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Glaciers in Rocky!

  • 1895 FALL RIVER RD, ESTES PARK, CO 80517-9106
  • Phone: (970) 586-3262
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Join the Rocky Mountain Conservancy and Field Institute instructor, Dr. David Lindsey on July 20th for a full-day course inviting you to dive deeply into discovering the different glacial forces that carved the Fall River and Big Thompson valleys in Rocky Mountain National Park. The course will teach you how to identify some of the geological formations that signal past glacial activity in different areas of Rocky, such as striated and grooved bedrock, glacial erratics, moraines, cirques, and more. After a brief introduction at the Field Institute (1895 Fall River Road), participants will explore the lower elevations of the park before carpooling to higher glacial features along Trail Ridge Road. Participants can expect short-distance walks on mostly flat trails throughout the course and should bring warm layers, comfortable walking shoes, and a sack lunch for the day. Dr. Lindsey brings over 30 years of experience working for the United States Geological Survey as a research geologist/administrator and obtained a Ph. D. degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1967. Today, he is currently a scientist emeritus with the United States Geological Survey. Throughout his career, Dr. Lindsey has published many papers and geologic maps and has also produced three pamphlets for the public, all sponsored by the United States Geological Survey. He continues to share his passions about geology by speaking to groups, as well as by attending and leading field trips in many parts of Colorado and beyond. To register or learn more about this course, the Field Institute, the other fascinating classes happening this summer at the Rocky Mountain Conservancy Field Institute, give us a call at (970) 586-3262 or visit us at