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Explore the history, geology of Colorado's San Juans

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Back by popular demand, Western State Colorado University's Extended Studies Program is offering the San Juan tour this summer led by professor of history, Dr. Duane Vandenbusche and emeritus professor of geology, Dr. Bruce Bartleson. They will take participants on a journey through Colorado's history and geology June 20-24.

This course is a breathtaking tour of the great San Juan mining country with emphasis on Lake City, Silverton, Ouray, Telluride and Durango. Visit and learn about one of Colorado's most storied mining regions. Ride on the famous Durango-Silverton narrow gauge railroad, tour the Bachelor-Syracuse mine, and stay at some of the most famous historic hotels in Colorado. The class crosses Red Mountain and Ophir passes, and visits several historic mining museums. The mining frontier, narrow gauge railroads, geography, unique Victorian architecture, geology and social history are emphasized. The tour also includes a variety of stops along the way -- museums, mines, historical sites, geological sites, Ouray slide show, Ute Indian Museum, Box Canyon and more.

The cost for the trip is $775 which includes lodging, entrance fees, train ticket and museums.

For more information and to reserve a spot, contact Western Extended Studies in Taylor Hall 303, call 970-943-2885, or email extendedstudies@western.edu.

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