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Explore a Devonian Fossil Gorge

Explore a Devonian Fossil Gorge

Duration:1 hour total
Includes:Drinks
Languages:Offered in English
Availability for this experience is rare.

About your host

I'm an adventurous traveller who loves to explore natural wonders. Let me share my passion for geological history with you while we create an outdoor experience you will long remember at the Devonian Fossil Gorge at the Coralville Lake and Dam.
Carolyn
Carolyn
Carolyn
Carolyn

What we’ll do

Up to four people may ride in my new Jeep Renegade for the short drive to the Devonian Fossil Gorge located approximately 4 miles north of Iowa City. During the drive I will explain how the gorge was discovered and give a description of the area's ancient geological past. Each person will receive a map of the gorge highlighting 20 discovery points and fossils along the one hour tour. Be sure to…

What else you should know

The entire gorge is not handicapped accessible, but there are informational areas above the gorge that can be easily navigated. Children should be supervised by an adult while in the gorge area.

What I’ll provide

Drinks
Water

What to bring

Casual clothes
Comfortable, slip resistant shoes

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Where you'll be

The Devonian Fossil Gorge was only recently discovered and offers an amazing glimpse into a 375 million year old seafloor and the fossil remains of the sea life that once inhabited the region when Iowa was south of the equator and covered by a shallow sea. Devonian age fossils are 200 million years older than the dinosaurs. On our tour we'll see a variety of brachiopods, corals and crinoids embedded in the gorge bedrock.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

The entire gorge is not handicapped accessible, but there are informational areas above the gorge that can be easily navigated. Children should be supervised by an adult while in the gorge area.
Carolyn
guided hike
Explore a Devonian Fossil Gorge
3 reviews
₹1,770 per person
3 reviews
₹1,770 per person