Are you curious why Colorado is so beautiful? In the Colorado Stories LLC, we will take a journey through deep time, telling the geologic story of how Colorado’s spectacular landscape came to be. Colorado Stories is led by two geology faculty members who both grew up in Colorado. Together, we’ll explore the state’s geology through both classroom study and fun trips to iconic Colorado places and some of its hidden gems. The goal: to deepen your satisfaction and sense of place at CU by exploring how Earth processes have influenced the state’s human history and how they continue to shape our collective present and future. 

Click on the buttons to the right below the Colorado Stories button to see brief vignettes of the kind of topics we will explore in the LLC. If this sounds interesting, feel free to contact the instructors, Lon Abbott ( or Bob Anderson (, for more information.