Next Meetup

Butterfly Bend petroglyph site, Green River, Utah.
• What we'll do We will meet at Starvin Arvin's at 8:00 am. There we will set up car pool options. I can take three people with me, Lorna Reed can take three people with her. Vehicle requirement will be high clearance four wheel drive ONLY. Subarus will not work on this trip, full size trucks will not work on this trip. From Fruita to the parking area is approximately one hour and forty five minutes, add another fifteen minutes for the rest area. We take a dirt road south of Green River for 1.63 miles to a parking area, then walk .86 miles to a large boulder field along the Green River. The walk is not strenuous, it does drop some elevation to get down to the river. The days total will be close to two miles of walking time. You can view the petroglyphs from above, or scramble down into the boulder field for close up viewing. If time allows we can add a few other sites nearby. Priority will be given to CAS-GJ members. Since this is a long driving day, please remember to share gas expenses. As always, Code of Conduct is a priority. • What to bring St. Patrick's Day, WEAR GREEN! Bring the usual, lunch, water, sunscreen, sun protection, etc. • Important to know Code of Conduct

Starvin Arvin's

555 Raptor Road · Fruita


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Welcome to the meetup page/ calendar for the Grand Junction chapter ( of the 80+ year old Colorado Archaeological Society. This site we use mostly for the calendar function. To learn more about our chapter &/or to become a dues-paying member please visit .

We are one of 11 local chapters of the Colorado Archaeological Society (

Our location in western Colorado, just minutes from the Utah state line, puts us in the center of a 13,000-year-old American Indian habitation 'dig' site, rock art and ruins of many ages, history, culture and remnants of the old west, many phases of mining from silver and gold to uranium.

Along with all this to see, study and help preserve, we have access to private company, government and academic archaeologists to give monthly presentations. Among our members, many have the desire to share what they know in the form of frequent field trips.

With a past president of our chapter working as a librarian, it might be easy to guess that we have a Book Club. This is an informal group that meets most months at a downtown bookstore to discuss a book of arcaeological signifigance. We have occasionally been able to have the author join us for the book discussion.

You need to be a dues-paying member of our chapter to participate in field trips. Click this link ( reach our membership page where you can join online or print a membership form and join that way.

We look forward to seeing you soon at a meeting, book club or a field trip.

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