Annual Annual Fall Field Conference – Scholarship Registration
Geology of the Ouray-Silverton Area, September 27-30, 2017

Only for students that have already received a scholarship to attend the conference!

Please read the announcement for this Field Conference before registering and note that if you are a scholarship recipient, you will receive a waiver for registration fees plus a stipend (contingent upon available funds) to help cover the cost of accommodations and breakfasts (all other transportation and meals are provided as part of the conference). You will need to make your own arrangements for accommodations though.

*Required Fields

*Mailing Address:

You must be an NMGS member to register for the conference, but your Student Membership is free and automatic with your scholarship.

Pre-conference Field Trip — September 27:

Participants will hike the Colorado Trail at Molas Pass down to the rim of the Animas River gorge and then loop back to vehicles and return to Silverton (about 4.5 miles round trip). With spectacular fall colors, views, and outcrops we will explore Paleozoic strata, the Great Unconformity, the Paleoproterozoic history recorded in the Irving Formation, Twilight Gneiss, and Uncompahgre Group, and geomorphology of the Animas Gorge. A sack lunch and beverage will be provided.

Note: There is limited space for this trip (80 participants). If our limits are reached, you will be contacted and placed on a waiting list in the order requests are received.

Main Conference — September 28 - 30:

Departs Ouray and heads north to Ridgway ending in Rico. This trip visits hot spring locations and discusses the glacial history as well as many other geologic features.
Departs Ouray and heads south to Silverton to see and discuss hydrologic and environmental issues related to ore deposits and mining activities.

Food Preferences:


For all three days, the conference will be traveling in passenger van caravans. The trip will start and end every day at the Twin Peaks Lodge in Ouray (125 3rd Ave).


2017 NMGS T-shirts will be available at the conference. You can reserve one (or more) and pay for them at the conference.

T-Shirt Type Price Quantity Size Color
Short Sleeve: $20
Long Sleeve: $25


  • Accomodations are very limited in Ouray. NMGS has reserved blocks of rooms at discount rates. Please see the conference accommodation details for more information.
  • Registration fees or scholarships do not cover accommodations or breakfasts (all other meals are provided). However, many accomodations include breakfast, so inquire when you reserve your room.
  • If you have placed publications for purchase in your cart, they will not be included in this registration transaction. To complete payment for pending items, after you complete your registration, please click the 'View Cart' link at the top of any NMGS page (or click a 'buy now' link for an additional item). The separation of membership dues/conference registration from publication sales is necessary to keep the Societies' accounting more manageable.

Completing the Registration:

When you click the 'Register' link below, you will see a shopping cart with your registration information. Choose the 'Phone' option for 'payment' and click 'Continue' to complete the process. Congratulations on your scholarship. We hope you enjoy the conference!