The CFI board is organizing the following field trips for this summer. We think these will be interesting and education trips, showcasing some of natural and cultural history of the San Luis Valley. Please check back for additional details ahead of each trip. We hope you will be able to join us.


June 16: Rocks and Rock Art in the Fort Garland-San Luis-San Pedro Mesa Area

Trip leaders: Bob Kirkham, geologist, and Ken Frye, archaeologist

► trip is free, but is for members only

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July 7: Geology, Biology, and History of Mosca Pass

Trip leaders: Dave Lindsey, geologist, Phyllis Bovin, biologist, and Rose Matthews, historian

► A half day hike up the Mosca Pass trail


July 14: Rio Grande Reservoir 100th Anniversary Tour

Trip leader: Travis Smith, superintendent of San Luis Valley Irrigation District

► co-sponsored with Water 2012*; lunch provided


Aug. 11: Glacial geology of Willow Creek near Crestone.

Trip leader: Jim McCalpin, geologist

► 3 options: a half day hike to Willow Park; a full day hike to Willow Lake; or an overnight backpack trip with possible star gazing


Sept. 7: Kerber Creek Mining Restoration—Then & Now

Trip leaders: Laura Archuleta, biologist, and others

► co-sponsored with Water 2012*; lunch provided


*Several other trips will be co-sponsored with Water 2012. They will visit dams and reservoirs, and examine restoration work done on rivers in San Luis Valley. The dates and specifics for these trips will be determined in the near future.

These additional trips are being planned with Water 2012.

July 28, 2012 Platoro Res, Manassa Land & Irrigation Company, Conejos River-North Fork 

August 11, 2012 RG/Rio Bravo Tour, Willow Creek Restoration at Creede, CO

September 8th, 2012 Alamosa River,  Romero-Guadalupe Channel, El Codo Ditch