- The new
San Juan County Historical Societys Mining History Museum
next to the Courthouse
- The Old
Hundred Mine up Cunningham Gulch. Admission fees: $16.95 for
adults, $7.95 for children (free for children under 4).
Conference Field Trips
At Registration Table From Thursday Night To Saturday Afternoon:
Lake and the historic workings of the Silver Lake Mines
& Mill (one of the largest producers in San Juan County)
near Silverton, Colorado Contact person: Julie Coleman Trip description:
Strenuous, for experienced hikers only; 4-wheel drive vehicles
required for trail access. Hike is approximately 4 miles round-trip
with an elevation gain of ~ 1,500 feet; very scenic. The trip
may be cancelled if thundershowers are forecasted. Group size
limit: 12 Schedule: Meet at the Silverton Courthouse at 9:00 AM.
Please bring water, food, and sunscreen; car pooling to trailhead
Hillside Cemetery (since 1875), Silverton, Colorado. Contact
person: Julie Coleman Trip description: Bev Rich, Chairwoman of
the San Juan Historical Society, will lead a one hour walking
tour of the cemetery complete with juicy stories about characters
from Silvertons past including lynched men, prostitutes,
and a Russian princess. A $5.00 donation to the cemetery fund
is requested. Group size limit: 20 Schedule: Meet at the Hillside
Cemetery entrance at 9:00AM.
House National Monument and/or Mesa Verde National Park sites
near Cortez, Colorado (Mesa Verde sites dependent upon sign-up
interest) Contact person: Julie Bell Trip description: Level hike
to and around Yucca House (~1 mile or less). Approximately 1-2
mile round-trip hikes on graded, steep trails to Mesa Verde sites.
Schedule: Gather at the old M & M Truck Stop on Hwy. 160 south
of Cortez at 10:00 AM for the drive to the site. Tour will last
about 2 hours.
Rock east of Durango, Colorado Contact person: Wendy Sutton
Trip description: Steep graded trail (~12 miles round-trip)
to great house ruins; information about recent research and management
status. Schedule: Meet at Chimney Rock at the lower parking lot
near the Visitor Cabin at 1:00 PM. To reach the site, go east
of Durango, CO on US Hwy. 160 for 44 miles; turn south on Hwy.
151 for 3 miles. Chimney Rock is ~ ½ mile off of Hwy. 151.
Art Sites of the Gobernador District near Bloomfield, Aztec,
and Farmington, New Mexico Contact person: Linda Wheelbarger;
description: Hike to three panels of Navajo rock art near U.S.
Highway 64 (~30 miles east of Bloomfield) with the option of visiting
Hummingbird Canyon sites (on route back to Farmington). Total
hiking distance to visit the three panels is estimated to be less
than 2 miles; the panels are in different locations within two
miles of each other. One roundtrip hike has moderate elevation
change; the other two are relatively level. Schedule: Tour is
from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM; plan to meet at the large parking lot
next to the Sundial gas station in Bloomfield.
Ruins National Monument near Aztec, Bloomfield, and Farmington,
New Mexico Contact person: Gary Brown Trip description: Level
walking; information about recent research and management plan.
The normal monument entrance fee will be waived for participants;
the guided tour will be to the East Ruin. Water, sunscreen and
off-trail footgear recommended. Schedule: Meet at Aztec Ruins,
Aztec, NM, at 10:30 AM. NOTE: there will be time after the tour
for lunch and to go on the tour of Salmon Ruins in nearby Bloomfield,
NM (or for taking the self-guided tour of the West Ruin at Aztec).
Ruins near Bloomfield, Aztec, and Farmington, New Mexico Contact
person: Paul Reed Trip description: Level walking; information
about recent research. Schedule: Meet at Salmon Ruins, Bloomfield,
NM at 1:00 PM (tour 1:00 to 3:00 PM).
Fort Lewis located between Durango, CO and Farmington, NM
on Hwy. 140 Contact
person: Mona Charles Trip description: Easy walk to historic period
sites along the La Plata River documented by the Fort Lewis College
Field School and the Office of Community Services; sites include
culturally modified trees, the military cemetery, and general
artifact scatters. Schedule:
Meet at Historic Fort Lewis at 11:00 AM (maps will be available
at the meeting sign-up table).
Final Program Schedule ( PDF
Final Program Abstracts ( PDF