The 2019 Colorado National Monument Plein Air Invitational will soon be getting a new name! This year, the Colorado National Monument Association has graciously partnered with CCA to expand the area which participating artists will be able to explore and paint. Now artists will be able to paint in multiple locations including Dominguez-Escalante canyons, McInnis Canyons and Rabbit Valley in addition to the Colorado National Monument!
Join renowned geologist David Noe to learn about how geologists visualize the rocks under our feet.
Join Josh on a journey back to the Jurassic and explore ancient desert lakes.
Come learn about the life after death of Colorado’s dinosaur bones.
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT
Jonathan Thompson is the author of River of Lost Souls, which tells the story behind the 2015 Gold King Mine disaster that turned the Animas River in southwestern Colorado orange with sludge.
Learn about the formation of the Uncompaghre Plateau from BLM geologist Eric Eckberg.
Learn about the rise of the Age of Dinosaurs from CCA Education Director and paleontologist Rob Gay.
Come join CCA and REI as we talk about the many great places you can go hiking with your dogs in the NCAs, along with dog hiking ettiquite, tips, and tricks. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited!
Sign up for this fun class through the REI website here.
Paleontology of Colorado’s National Conservation Areas
Come join CCA’s paleontologist, Rob Gay, as he discusses the ins and outs of Colorado’s paleontological past. From 220 million year old dinosaur tracks, to killer marine reptiles, to some of the largest animals ever to walk the surface of the Earth, our local public lands have it all! Journey back in time with Rob as he talks about some of the well known fossil discoveries from our area, as well as lesser known gems!
This talk is free and open to the public.
Have you always wanted to know more about the ancient life that roamed the Grand Valley long before any humans did? Come and join CCA paleontologist, Rob Gay, on a three-day event to track down these prehistoric wonders.
Kickoff Halloween week with the CCA and Hot Tomato crews by sporting your best costume at our last 1% event!
Bring your lawn chairs, pillows and blankets on Saturday, October 20th for an outdoor feature-length film in the backyard of Best Slope Coffee!
Journey Through a Historic Red Rock Canyon
Join CCA as we hike from Bridgeport up the beautiful and historic Big Dominguez Canyon in Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area. Participants will meet at the Bridgeport trailhead, then follow our guide across the bridge, along the river, and up the canyon. Along the way we will stop and check out railroad artifacts, historic farming remains, dams, amazing geology, and ancient Native American petroglyphs. The trees should be changing color, so don't forget to bring your cameras as well as your snacks. Come join us on this hike into history!
FREE for CCA members!
$15/person for non-members
We will be meeting at the Bridgeport Trailhead
Bring sturdy shoes, snacks, a lunch, and plenty of curiousity
Trip is limited to 11 participants
Hike to see ancient fossil footprint and learn about when a Sahara-like environment dominated western Colorado.