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Hike with an expert in Colorado's geologic history!

The Pikes Peak region is world renowned for its spectacular geology. Learn the incredible story of ancient mountains, deserts, and seas that led to the fantastic scenery on display today in the Garden of the Gods Park and the surrounding area.

Specializing in fun, educational, high quality tours and hikes!

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Investigating metamorphic rocks (metaquartzites) along Diamond Hill, Ireland

Eric Billmeyer

Eric is an award winning  instructor of geology and physical geography with over 17 years of teaching experience at the university level. Eric has led field courses throughout Colorado, Utah, and Ireland and is excited to share his knowledge with you as we explore Colorado's amazing geology!

Plaster jacketing dinosaur bone at the Nail Quarry, Como Bluffs, WY

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At Trail Gems we specialize in fun, educational, high quality tours and hikes to discover the beauty and rich geologic history on display throughout Colorado. Our experienced guides are very knowledgeable about the regional geology and are passionate educators.  Book a trip with us and let us take care of you on an amazing geology adventure!

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