Summer Dinosaur Digs

Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2021!

While many people only dream of taking part in a dinosaur excavation, through Colorado Northwestern Community College that dream can become a reality. Located in the heart of dinosaur country CNCC offers you the chance to work alongside professional paleontologists to uncover fossils that have been buried for over 74 million years! During a two-week session, you will learn about paleontology by digging, brushing, and uncovering a unique fossilized specimen. There is no experience required to take advantage of this amazing opportunity, only a passion for experiencing fossils up close and personal! Participants also have the option to earn college credit during their two-week session.

What will you discover this summer?

Application Packet

Summer 2021 Dig Itinerary

Suggested Packing Checklist

Costs (Estimated):

Camp Cost: $1,600 Includes: instruction, room and board, use of tools, and all camp supplies.

Higher Education Credit: (optional) Cost variable, Three hours of geology credit (GEY 229) through CNCC. Tuition is variable based on residency & other factors.

*Note: Costs do not include travel to and from your home residence to CNCC Craig Campus. This is the individual’s responsibility.


Session One: May 31st thru June 12th 

Session Two: TBA


Paleontology Contact Information

Craig Rangely

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Phone: (970) 824-1119