Dr. Dave Noe

Dr. Dave Noe’ Story

Dr. Dave Noe, a 4th-generation Colorado native, is a renowned expert in the geology and natural history of west-central Colorado. As a young man, Dave worked for eight summers in Rocky Mountain National Park, first as a volunteer and later as a Ranger-Naturalist, where he developed a love of leading guided nature tours.

A healthy curiosity led Dave to explore the wonders of geology in college, where he attained bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees. The highlights of his 35-year career include numerous fieldwork and research projects. He is an award-winning author and is especially well known for his dynamic presentations and field trips.

During ten years of conducting extensive field studies in western Colorado, Dave honed a keen interest and understanding of the region’s geology, while creating and publishing over a dozen beautifully rendered and detailed geologic maps.

At Colorado Detours, Dr. Dave Noe is a one-of-a-kind source of knowledge about western Colorado. He leads our geology and sightseeing tours and hikes to natural areas, points of geological interest, and to farms, orchards, and wineries. A natural storyteller, Dave imbues a sense of adventure and discovery into our tour adventures!