GIS in the Rockies is excited to offer post-conference tours on Thursday September 19, 2019. There are three outings offered this year which are designed to provide a variety of entertaining and educational experiences related to GIS, Geology, History, and even Chemistry! Tours are spaced apart throughout the day so that if you so desire, you can easily attend them all. Check out the descriptions below for more information. Tours are located in Lakewood and Denver, Colorado. Attendees are responsible for transportation to and from the locations. You can modify your Conference Registration to include a post-conference tour by clicking on the Register Now button.

There are a limited number of openings for each tour, so please sign up during the registration process. If you have already registered for the conference, you can modify your existing registration to reserve your spot for the post-conference tour of your choice.


National Science Foundation Ice Core Facility (Denver Federal Center – Lakewood)

This one-of-a-kind facility is for storing, curating, and studying meteoric ice cores recovered from the glaciated regions of the world. NSF-ICF provides scientists with the capability to conduct examinations and measurements on ice cores, and it preserves the integrity of these ice cores in a long-term repository for future investigations. NSF-ICF is located at the Denver Federal Center in Lakewood, Colorado, and is funded by the NSF. NSF-ICF is housed administratively within the USGS, Core Science Systems Mission Area, which is responsible for all operational aspects of the facility.

Tour Director: Chuck Anderson
Maximum Capacity: 35 people
Time: 9:45 am (Security Gate Check-in); 10:00 to 11:15 pm (Tour)
Cost: Free
Meeting Location: One Denver Federal Center, Building 810, Entrance E-11, MS 975 Denver, CO 80225-0046
Additional Information:
Some time needed for security gate/check-in. Bring ID. Recommended to wear closed-toe-shoes, long pants and bring a jacket for a brief walk-through the freezer! Gloves and hats are also recommended for comfort but not required.  



The Old Map Gallery

Located in Historic Lower Downtown Denver, The Old Map Gallery has specialized in antique and vintage maps for the last thirty years, with maps from the early age of exploration in the 1500’s, up to the 20th century and the beginning of space exploration. With a focus on Colorado and the West, they cover any part of the globe, and specialize in pictorial and culturally focused maps from the 1920’s -50’s.
Tour Director: Curtis Bird
Maximum Capacity: 24 people
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Meeting Location: 1801 Wynkoop St. Denver, CO 80202
Additional Information: No direct parking lot on site and will likely need to pay for metered or garage parking. It is also very close to the light rail and Union Station! Old Map Gallery


Great Divide Brewing Company (RiNo Facility)

Private tour of the state-of-the-art packaging facility which includes a tasting of a specialty beer in the Barrel Cellar. This is located in the booming RiNo district of Denver..
Tour Director: Andrea Bracken
Maximum Capacity: 20 people
Time: 5:15 – 6:30 pm
Cost: $7 / person
Meeting Location: 3403 Brighton Blvd Denver, CO 80216
Additional Information: Must be 21 or older. Bring valid ID. Transportation option details to follow…Please drive responsibly.


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