Learning Center

You’ll learn something new every time you visit!

Find out what makes Gateway Canyon’s red rocks red (it’s not what you think!) and why the Palisade, which is 4.5 miles long even though it looks much smaller, is called a palisade and not a butte. Discover gold, dig into an old uranium mine or join a dinosaur dig site for a day.

You’ll learn something new every time you visit!

Find out what makes Gateway Canyon’s red rocks red (it’s not what you think!) and why the Palisade, which is 4.5 miles long even though it looks much smaller, is called a palisade and not a butte. Discover gold, dig into an old uranium mine or join a dinosaur dig site for a day.

Woman and Child at Canyonlands National Park

Red Rocks Interpretive Center

If you have questions about Gateway Canyon’s amazing location, you’re not alone! Many people come here and wonder at the red rocks, the mesas and the pillars of rock that make up the backdrop of our awe-inspiring location.

Learn about our gateway, the 5 canyons that surround us and the history of the region. You can dig up dinosaurs, discover a uranium mine, look for gold or see 1,000-year-old rock art, and so much more.

If hiking to learn about history, nature and man’s inventions isn’t your idea of relaxation, we also have lectures and informational sessions about everything, too. From following in the footsteps of dinosaurs to ancient astronomy to the uranium boom and the history of Gateway, you can learn about whatever interests you.

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