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Colorado Geology for Tourists
Are you taking a road trip through Colorado this summer? Looking for something to do with out-of-town guests? Or just interested in our state's natural history? Then check out the Tourist Guide to Colorado Geology from our library. Published by the Colorado Geological Survey, the Tourist Guide is an easy-to-read guide to discovering some of our state's most interesting natural wonders. The guide is full of very accessible maps including
Generalized geologic map of Colorado
Topography and physiography of Colorado
Colorado's mineral and energy resources
Distribution of rocks and deposits in Colorado
Points of geologic interest
Earthquakes and young faults of Colorado
Colorado State Parks
Pikes Peak Ocean-to-Ocean Highway (1915)
Colorado's geologic time scale
Official Colorado geologic symbols
If you can't make it to see the sights in person, you can always take an armchair tour of Colorado's geology with the book Messages in Stone: Colorado's Colorful Geology, also available for checkout from our library. Finally, visit our web catalog for even more resources, including online publications.