OSHR 1815 - Geologic Field Excursion: Larimer County Foothills

  • Noncredit
  • Off-Campus

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

This one-day field trip is designed to examine a variety of geologic features and deposits in the Northern Colorado Front Range Foothills. On this trip we will examine and discuss the origin of rock units ranging in age from Precambrian to Cretaceous.

We will also view and discuss the origin of large-scale structural features such as hogback and folded rock strata that formed during the mountain-building episode that created the Front Range Uplift. Our trip will begin west of Loveland and proceed north to Owl Canyon with a number of stops along the way.

Please Note: This Geologic Field Excursion is designed for non-geologists who have a basic understanding of geologic processes and rocks from a basic geology course or from personal reading and study. The ability to hike one mile round trip with several stops is required.

In case of bad weather, alternative date is April 25

NOTE: This fieldtrip is NOW scheduled for April 25!

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.