On the Rocks Field Trips


May Field Trip

Registration opens April 17th at 8:00am.
Registration will close May 8th.


Mother’s Day on the Rocks at the Picket Wire Canyonlands Dinosaur Tracksite, Southeastern Colorado

  May 13-14, 2017

  Saturday, May 13th at Otero Junior College Banquet Hall (1802 Colorado Ave, La Junta, CO 81050)

    • 5:00-6:00pm - Buffet dinner & 2 drink tickets
    • 6:00-7:00pm - Trip Leader presentation on Picket Wire Canyon

Sunday, May 14th at Picket Wire Canyonlands (1420 E 3rd St, La Junta, CO 81050)

    • 8:00am-4:00pm - Guided Field Trip to Picket Wire Canyonlands 
      • Meet at the Comanche National Grassland office at 8:00am.

  Dr. Martin Lockley and Dr. Bruce Schumacher 

 Registration does not include hotel stay.

Registration includes the guided field trip to Picket Wire Canyonlands on May 14th, buffet dinner and 2 drink tickets, and the trip leader presentation on May 13th. 

Professional: $75
Student: $37.50 (Registration is limited and on a first-come, first serve basis.)


  Holiday Inn Express (27994 US-50, La Junta, CO 81050)

Room Rate:  Room type is based on availability.
    • Double Queen Rooms - $91
    • King Rooms - $91
Reserve a Room:  All reservations MUST be made by phone (719) 384-2900.
    • Room Block is under Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists not RMAG.
Details: Holiday Inn online or any other travel site will not honor the discount.
    • Block will only be held till April 29th – Reservations made after that date may not be available and will be charged the standard room rate.
    • RMAG staff will not make reservations on behalf of trip participants, they must call and provide credit card information.
    • Cancellation is 24 hours prior to arrival.
    • Breakfast is included, and there is a pool and hot tub.
  Trip Details: 
Please join us on Mother’s Day Sunday, May 14th for a tour of the “Mother” of all dinosaur tracksites at Picket Wire Canyonlands led by two renowned paleontologists, Dr. Martin Lockley and Dr. Bruce Schumacher. The tracksite is the largest continuously mapped dinosaur fossil footprint assemblage known in the Jurassic Morrison Formation and it also contains some of the world’s longest trackways. The tracksite is located along the Purgatoire River in southeastern Colorado and following recent excavation of river alluvium, over 90 new tracks were revealed contributing to the total of roughly 1400 exposed dinosaur prints.


Per the Forest Service, tours may be subject to cancellation due to adverse weather or road conditions. If a tour is cancelled for this reason, you will be refunded for the cost of the tour. 
Refunds will not be issued after registration closes on May 8th for any other reason. 


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