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The purpose of this one-day field trip is to look at the engineering geology and examples of geologic hazards along the western edge of the Denver Metropolitan Area. We will focus on the foothills of the Colorado Piedmont, an area that marks the transition between the Great Plains and the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The trip begins and ends in downtown Denver, at the Colorado Convention Center. We will travel northwest to Boulder, then south through Golden and the unincorporated suburbs of Jefferson County, and then return northwest to downtown Denver (Fig. 1). The trip guide contains...

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