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Missoula 2009 Paper Reprint. New/Wraps in Wraps jacket New book out of our older stock. 400 pages. Non-technical guide to how the land got that way. Covers the history of ... Colorado's mountains, plateaus, and plains, including tours in Gunnison National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Dinosaur National Monument, Great Sand Dunes, Mesa Verde, and Florissant Fossil Beds, and many other locations. B/w photos and two-color maps throughout. ZSBH B8479. Read more Show Less

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Updating the 1980 edition, this non-technical new volume offers expanded coverage, updated maps, new photographs, and the most current geologic interpretations of the tumultuous geological history of Colorado's mountains, plateaus, and plains. A wonderful companion for trips to the Rocky Mountain National Park, Dinosaur National Monument, Mesa Verde National Park, and many other sites. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878424474
  • Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 422
  • Age range: 9 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Geologic Time Chart xii
I. A Foundation to Rest On 1
Continents Adrift 1
History--The Underlying Theme 4
Coming to Terms 4
Colorado through the Ages 9
The Final Touch 17
Gold Is Where You Find It 18
Fossil Fuels 19
II. Denver and Colorado Springs 21
Denver Area 21
Red Rocks Park--Dinosaur Ridge Area 24
Mount Evans 29
Boulder--Estes Park--Central City Loop 32
Colorado Springs Area 41
Garden of the Gods 42
Cave of the Winds 44
Pikes Peak 46
Cripple Creek and Gold Camp Road 50
III. High Plains and Piedmont 57
Cretaceous Sea 57
Rising Mountains and Sagging Basins 58
Mid-Tertiary Regional Uplift 59
Road Guides
Interstate 25: Wyoming--Denver 60
Interstate 25: Denver--Colorado Springs 65
Interstate 25: Colorado Springs--Walsenburg 69
Interstate 25: Walsenburg--New Mexico 75
Interstate 70: Kansas--Limon 81
Interstate 70: Limon--Denver 85
Interstate 76: Julesburg--Fort Morgan 87
Interstate 76: Fort Morgan--Denver 89
U.S. 24: Limon--Colorado Springs 92
U.S. 50: Kansas--La Junta 96
U.S. 50: La Junta--Canon City 100
Colorado 115: Colorado Springs--Penrose 105
IV. Ranges Folded and Faulted 109
Mountain-Building Events in Colorado 109
Road Guides
Interstate 70/U.S. 6: Denver--Dillon 117
Interstate 70: Dillon--Dotsero 122
Interstate 70: Dotsero--Rifle 127
U.S. 24: Colorado Springs--Antero Junction 137
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument 139
U.S. 24: Buena Vista--Interstate 70 143
U.S. 34: Loveland--Granby via Rocky Mountain National Park 149
U.S. 40: Empire--Kremmling 158
U.S. 40: Kremmling--Steamboat Springs 163
U.S. 50: Canon City--Poncha Springs 167
U.S. 50: Poncha Springs--Gunnison 175
U.S. 160: Walsenburg--Alamosa 180
Great Sand Dunes National Monument 185
U.S. 285: Denver--Fairplay 189
U.S. 285: Fairplay--Poncha Springs 195
U.S. 285: Poncha Springs--New Mexico 201
U.S. 287: Wyoming--Loveland 206
Colorado 9: Kremmling--Fairplay 211
Colorado 14: Teds Place--Gould 218
Colorado 14: Gould--U.S. 40 223
Colorado 82: Glenwood Springs--Aspen 227
Marble 229
Maroon Bells 233
Colorado 82: Aspen--U.S. 24 via Independence Pass 235
V. Volcanic San Juan Mountains 239
Volcanic Rocks 243
Pleistocene to Recent Time 247
Road Guides
U.S. 50: Gunnison--Montrose 247
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park 252
U.S. 160: Alamosa--Pagosa Springs 257
U.S. 550: Montrose--Silverton 262
U.S. 550: Silverton--Durango 269
Colorado 135: Gunnison--Crested Butte 274
Colorado 145: Telluride--Cortez 278
Colorado 149: South Fork--Blue Mesa Reservoir 284
VI. Plateau Country 293
Precambrian Time 294
Paleozoic Time 294
Mesozoic Time 295
Cenozoic Time 296
Road Guides
Interstate 70: Rifle--Utah 299
Colorado National Monument 305
U.S. 40: Steamboat Springs--Craig 313
U.S. 40: Craig--Utah 317
Dinosaur National Monument 321
U.S. 50: Montrose--Grand Junction 325
U.S. 160: Pagosa Springs--Durango 329
U.S. 160: Durango--Four Corners 333
Mesa Verde National Park 337
Colorado 13: Craig--Rifle 340
Colorado 62: Ridgway--Placerville 345
Colorado 64 and Colorado 139: Dinosaur--Loma 349
Colorado 65 and Colorado 92: Interstate 70--Delta via Grand Mesa 355
Colorado 141: Whitewater--Naturita 359
Colorado 145: Naturita--Telluride 369
For More Information 374
Glossary 378
Index 387
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