top of page

Golden Area Geology Car Tour

Due to COVID-19, car tours are not being offered at this time.


This car tour will take you to some of the best geologic points of interest in and around Golden. With a professional geologist as a guide, you will learn about the depositional and tectonic events that formed the Rocky Mountains. Stops to view the Front Range stratigraphy, ancient metamorphic rocks intruded by granite pegmatites, and Tertiary volcanic flows.

Snacks are included.

Departure time: 9:00 am, 1:00 pm

Duration: approximately 3 hours

Meeting location: Golden Visitors Center

1010 Washington St., Golden, CO 80401

Online bookings can be made up to 24 hours in advance. For same day requests please call our office to check availability.

Tours fill up fast in the summer, so booking in advance is highly recommended!

Geology car tours are led by Dr. Roxana Safipour. "Dr. Rox" earned her PhD from Colorado School of Mines and has spent 6+ years working as a geologist in the gold mining industry.
bottom of page