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
  • Geologic structure

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.

Image courtesy Colorado Geological Survey