Duncan Liberty Archaeological Site- Krall

September 19, 2015

Exploration and Archaeology of Duncan and Liberty Mining Camp Town Sites

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Trip leader: Angie Krall, USFS Archaeologist

Join us for a trip back to the late 19th century when gold fever was alive and well on the western toes of the Sangre de Cristo mountains. We will first stop at the Duncan Town site and explore the remains of a once thriving boom town founded by John Duncan. The town site represents one of the most archaeological intact historic mining town sites in Colorado. Then we will move down the historic Liberty Stage Coach Road (now the boundary between FS and NPS lands) to the historic town of Liberty where Duncan residents were forced to relocate following a Supreme Court decision. Krall will also share significant results of a cultural landscape study done within the Baca Mountain Tract 2011-2013.

Trip Details

This trip is free of charge but is only open to 2015 dues paid members of CFI. Either go to the Membership Sign Up Menu at the top of this page or to the link at the bottom of page to become a CFI member for 2015.

Preregistration is required to attend the trip. Please follow the registration link below to sign up for this trip (assuming you are a 2015 CFI member).
This will be a full day field trip that will meet at 9:00 AM at the Baca Grande POA parking lot on Road T about 11 miles east of Moffat on Hwy 17. After a short orientation and introduction the group will leave for the Duncan town site. A high clearance or 4WD is strongly recommended. Carpooling will be encouraged if you don't have a suitable vehicle. Trip will end mid afternoon.

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We hope you can join us.


Duncan Trip Registration Link (preregistration required)


CFI 2015 membership registration link (you must be a 2015 CFI member to go on this trip)