Carolyn has led journeys for Grand Circle Travel's America's Majestic National Parks for the past five years.  She has also been a Tour Director for Exploritas/Elderhostel's tours, Mesa Verde Adventures and Four Corners Canyon Country Trips, and a Road Scholar Tour Guide for Treasures in The Four Corners.  She has led guided houseboat trips on Lake Powell for Grand Circle Field Institute.  In San Antonio, she has led Elderhostel's tour, The Heart of the City, the Heart of the Hill Country.  She has also led many cycling tours throughout the Texas Hill Country for Los Jubilados, and for Back Story Tours and Colorado Mountain Club in Colorado.

Carolyn's joie de vivre is evident in every tour she leads in the American West.  Her passions include Navajo & Hopi history, Rocky Mountain Wildflowers, rock art, cacti, geology, Red Rock Canyon Country, Kayaking, Southwestern cooking, and wolf/lynx reintroduction. 


Availabilities:  Hourly, half day, full day, multi day

Geographic Areas:  Foothills above Denver:  grew up in Golden; Northern Colorado; Western Colorado (Live here now); Northwestern Colorado:  Steamboat Springs, Craig, Meeker, Dinosaur National Monument, The Zirkel Range, Rabbit Ears Pass; Southwestern Colorado:  Canyon of the Ancients, Chimneys, Four Corners National Monument, Pagosa Springs, Silverton, Durango, Ouray, Montrose; Colorado Rocky Mountains:  have climbed 15 of the 54 14,000 foot peaks; Vail/Glenwood Canyon; Rocky Mountain region:  WY, NM, UT, Montana, Idaho; Oklahoma, Texas National:  Black Hills, western national parks; International:  UK, France, Portugal, Spain, Mexico

Special Sites:  National Parks:  Rocky Mountain NP, Great Sand Dunes NP, Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP; Central Colorado:  Crested Butte's 401 and Oh Be Joyful Trails, Lake Irwin, Kebler Pass, Ohio Pass, Gunnison, Aspen's Lost Man Loop, Ute Trail; Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave, Guanella Pass, Idaho Springs, Argo Gold Mine, Agentine Pass, Silver Dollar Lake, Grant, Fairplay, Alma; Natural Features:  flora/fauna, fall colors, geology; Dominguez/Escalante, Canyon of the Ancients, Colorado National Monument, American Basin, Yankee Boy Basin, Imogene Pass, Silverton to Old 100 Mine on Alpin Loop, Cimarron Pass, Tincup Pass, Ophir Pass, Telluride Bridal Veil Falls; Elk Mountains,  Dinosaur Diamond, Last Dollar Road, Fall River Road, Comanche Grasslands, Virginia Canyon, Ouray; Scenic Byways:  San Juan Skyway, Trail of the Ancients SB, Unaweep/Tabegauche SB, Guanella Pass SB, Mount Evans SB, Alpine Loop SB; Theme Tours:  Carlson Vineyard, Black Bridge Vineyard, Two Rivers Vineyard, Grand River Vineyards; Durango to Silverton Narrow Guage RR, Cumbres & Toltec RR, Georgetown Loop RR; Other Special Sites:  Wheeler Geologic Area, Riggs Hill & the Trail Through Time, Dinosaur, McGinnis WSA, John Brown Road, Gateway Canyons, Golden Gate Canyon, Brainard Lake, Glenwood Canyon, Redstone, Maroon Bells, Aspen and Leadville, Cottonwood Pass, Interlaken historic site, Independence, The Towers of Hovenweep, Painted Hand House, rock art in Canyons of the Ancients and along the San Juan River in Utah

Special Groups:  Seniors

Special Interests:  Adventure, hiking, cycling, kayaking, rafting, geology, rock art, Navajo weaving, Navajo jewelry, skiing, walking, XC, snowshoe, wildflowers, fall color Tour and Travel Services:  Destination management examples:  Procter & Gamble/LA, San Antonio's Los Jubilados, Grand Canyon Rim to Rim Hike, 40 mile backpack in Paria Canyon, and Canyon de Chelly; step-on guide; driver guide; over-the-road tour director


 Primary Phone:  970-241-0813                                                        


 Training & Accreditation:

 Cell Phone:  210-241-7331

  •  RMGA Certified Colorado Tour Guide



  •  Certified International Tour Manager             



  •  National Association for Interpretation, Certified Interpretive Guide


 Years' experience:  13

  •  Colorado Mountain Club Trekking School and Leadership School 

 Foreign Language:  Spanish