Geology Students Visit RMNP

In mid-September, Skyline’s Geology students went on a field trip to Rocky Mountain National Park. The objective was to apply the information learned in class about glaciers and their resulting landforms. Also, many students had never been in the mountains; this field trip gave them an experience they will never forget. They were awed by the scenery, winding roads, and steep cliffs.   

 

The students studied glacial features of Horseshoe Park and along Trail Ridge Road. To everyone’s delight, two bears, several ground squirrels, a hawk and a rock rabbit were seen. Several students commented that the cirques and U-shaped valleys (see photo) were more beautiful than the pictures seen in class.  A student who had visited RMNP before said “Now I know how the beautiful scenery of Rocky Mountain National Park was formed!”