Mount Rogers - The Mount Rogers area is a unique place in the Appalachians. It showcases some of the oldest rocks in Virginia, and contains evidence of Precambrian volcanism and glaciation. The rocks predate the building of the Appalachians and records the opening of the Iapetus Ocean.

Coming soon!Valley and Ridge of the New River Valley - Take a trip through time as this field trip goes through the geologic column from the Cambrian through the Mississippian. Throughout much of this time, the Valley and Ridge served as a giant sedimentary basin collecting the sand and mud eroding off the newly built Appalachians until the area became part of the mountains themselves.

Burkes Garden and Cedar Bluff - Structural geology is stressed on this trip. The Valley and Ridge is composed of large folds and faults that must be visited in person to be appreciated.

Floyd County - Every rock tells a story and within an hour's drive from Radford, representatives of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks can be found.

Glen Lyn - This trip includes a sampling of environmental geology now (Prices Fork and Narrows landslides) and in the past (Mountain Lake), fossil collecting, and a look at the Appalachian Plateau.

Grand Virginia Tour - This is the 5-day geology extravaganza that visits the Blue Ridge, Piedmont, Coastal Plain, and Mesozoic Basins. The route extends from Radford to Virginia Beach, to Northern Virginia and back to Radford, giving us a cross section of the Appalachian Mountains. The trip visits the core zone of the mountains, including parts of Virginia that did not originate on North America! We see evidence for the tectonic collisions that created Pangea, and how Pangea split apart to make the Atlantic Ocean.