San Juan Mining Tour with Duane Vandenbusche and Bruce Bartleson
Travel with WSCU Extended University Studies through Southwest Colorado and learn the history and geology of the area.
Jun 17, 2013 07:00 AM
Jun 21, 2013 06:00 PM
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A breathtaking tour of the great San Juan mining country with emphasis on Lake City, Silverton, Ouray, Telluride, and Durango. Visit and learn about one of Colorado’s most storied mining regions. Ride on the famous Durango-Silverton narrow gauge railroad, tour the Bachelor-Syracuse mine, and stay at some of the most famous historic hotels in Colorado. The class will cross Red Mountain, Owl Creek, and Ophir Passes, and visit several historic mining museums. The mining frontier, narrow gauge railroads, geography, unique Victorian architecture, geology, and social history will be emphasized. The tour also includes a variety of stops along the way; museums, mines, historical sites, geological sites, Ouray slide show, Ute Indian Museum, Box Canyon and more!
$725 (includes course fee, travel, lodging, ticket on the Durango-Silverton Railroad, and all tours and museums). Does not include food and personal expenses.
Dr. Duane Vandenbusche has taught at WSCU since 1962 as a professor of history. He teaches classes in Colorado History and History of the Gunnison Country. Dr. Bruce Bartleson taught Geology at WSCU for 33 years from 1965-1998, and is now a professor emeritus. Dr. Bartleson specializes in Colorado Geology with emphasis on the Western Slope.