Vail Symposium: You can explore Colorado’s glacial history |

Vail Symposium: You can explore Colorado’s glacial history

Evan Fairmont
Community correspondent
Vail, CO Colorado
Special to the Vail Daily/Vince MatthewsColorado State Geologist Dr. Vince Matthews will be leading a glacier tour through Vail, Leadville, and Frisco. Above, one of the stops on Vail Symposium's upcoming tour, rock glaciers in Evans Amphitheater

VAIL, Colorado –Dr. Vince Matthews will lead a tour of glacial features in Vail, Leadville, and Dillon on Friday for the Vail Symposium. Matthews is the Colorado state geologist and director of the Colorado Geological Survey,

Participants will explore the glacial history and features of the area and learn to identify different signs of glacial activity. The expedition will start in the Vail Valley and proceed through Minturn to Leadville for lunch. Afterwards, participants can take a short walk on Mosquito Pass to an active rock glacier. The final stops are Lake Dillon and Frisco. Group transportation and lunch are included in the ticket price.

The tour will focus on the impact glaciers had on creating the current landscape.

“This is wonderful opportunity for our community to learn about Colorado’s geography from someone as engaging and interesting as Vince,” says Vail Symposium board member Susan Mackin Dolan.

For more information visit or call (970) 476-0954.

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