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Roadside Geology of Colorado


Learn about the Geology of Colorado with maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6"x9" paperback has 188 pages that are packed with detailed information about Colorado Geology. See table of contents below. Third Edition.

Roadside Geology of Colorado (Third Edition)Table of Contents

I. A Foundation to Rest On1
Continents Adrift1
History - The Underlying Theme4
Coming to Terms4
Colorado Through the Ages9
The Final Touch17
Gold Is Where You Find It18
Fossil Fuels19
II. Denver and Colorado Springs21
Denver Area21
Red Rocks Park - Dinosaur Ridge Area24
Mount Evans29
Boulder - Estes Park - Central City Loop32
Colorado Springs Area41
Garden of the Gods42
Cave of the Winds44
Pikes Peak46
Cripple Creek and Gold Camp Road50
III. High Plains and Piedmont 57
Cretaceous Sea57
Rising Mountains and Sagging Basins58
Mid-Tertiary Regional Uplift59
Road Guides
Interstate 25: Wyoming - Denver60
Interstate 25: Denver - Colorado Springs65
Interstate 25: Colorado Springs - Walsenburg69
Interstate 25: Walsenburg - New Mexico75
Interstate 70: Kansas - Limon81
Interstate 70: Limon - Denver85
Interstate 76: Julesburg - Fort Morgan87
Interstate 76: Fort Morgan - Denver89
US 24: Limon - Colorado Springs92
US 50: Kansas - La Junta96
US 50: La Junta - Canon City100
Colorado 115: Colorado Springs - Penrose105
IV. Ranges Folded and Faulted 109
Mountain-Building Events in Colorado109
Road Guides
Interstate 70/US 6: Denver - Dillon117
Interstate 70: Dillon - Dotsero122
Interstate 70: Dotsero - Rifle127
US 24: Colorado Springs - Antero Junction137
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument139
US 24: Buena Vista - Interstate 70143
US 34: Loveland - Granby via Rocky Mountain National Park149
US 40: Empire - Kremmling158
US 40: Kremmling - Steamboat Springs163
US 50: Canon City - Poncha Springs167
US 50: Poncha Springs - Gunnison175
US 160: Walsenburg - Alamosa180
Great Sand Dunes National Monument185
US 285: Denver - Fairplay189
US 285: Fairplay - Poncha Springs195
US 285: Poncha Springs - New Mexico201
US 287: Wyoming - Loveland206
Colorado 9: Kremmling - Fairplay211
Colorado 14: Teds Place - Gould218
Colorado 14: Gould - US 40223
Colorado 82: Glenwood Springs - Aspen227
Marble229
Maroon Bells233
Colorado 82: Aspen - US 24 via Independence Pass235
V. Volcanic San Juan Mountains239
Volcanic Rocks243
Pleistocene to Recent Time247
Road Guides
US 50: Gunnison - Montrose247
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park252
US 160: Alamosa - Pagosa Springs257
US 550: Montrose - Silverton262
US 550: Silverton - Durango269
Colorado 135: Gunnison - Crested Butte274
Colorado 145: Telluride - Cortez278
Colorado 149: South Fork - Blue Mesa Reservoir284
VI. Plateau Country 293
Precambrian Time294
Paleozoic Time294
Mesozoic Time295
Cenozoic Time296
Road Guides
Interstate 70: Rifle - Utah299
Colorado National Monument305
US 40: Steamboat Springs - Craig313
US 40: Craig - Utah317
Dinosaur National Monument321
US 50: Montrose - Grand Junction325
US 160: Pagosa Springs - Durango329
US 160: Durango - Four Corners333
Mesa Verde National Park337
Colorado 13: Craig - Rifle340
Colorado 62: Ridgway - Placerville345
Colorado 64 and Colorado 139: Dinosaur - Loma349
Colorado 65 and Colorado 92: Interstate 70 - Delta via Grand Mesa355
Colorado 141: Whitewater - Naturita359
Colorado 145: Naturita - Telluride369
For More Information 374
Glossary378
Index387