August 15

Sunday Schedule

Silverton Area Attractions

  • The new San Juan County Historical Society’s 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).

2010 Pecos Conference Field Trips

Sign-Up Sheets At Registration Table From Thursday Night To Saturday Afternoon:

  • Silver 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 is encouraged.
  • Historic 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 Silverton’s 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.
  • Yucca 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.
  • Chimney Rock east of Durango, Colorado Contact person: Wendy Sutton Trip description: Steep graded trail (~1—2 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.
  • Rock Art Sites of the Gobernador District near Bloomfield, Aztec, and Farmington, New Mexico Contact person: Linda Wheelbarger; Trip 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.

  • Aztec 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).

  • Salmon 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).

  • Historic 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).

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