2023 Colorado Study Tour


Date: September 10-14, 2023
Location: Grand Junction/Glenwood Springs Colorado
Cost: TBD

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Registration is expected to open in early April 2023. Check back often for updates.

The 2023 Natural Stone Institute Colorado Study Tour will begin Sunday afternoon September 10 and continue through Wednesday night, September 13. We will be covering a lot of territory for this event and will be utilizing two hotels – one night in Grand Junction and 3 nights in Glenwood Springs. Hotel accommodations will be included in this year’s registration process and all lodging arrangements will be made for the attendees. One registration – one fee. Natural Stone Institute will arrange for all transportation between Grand Junction and Glenwood Springs hotels as part of our event travel itinerary.

A state of the art fabrication facility and historic Yule marble quarry, both run by Colorado Stone Quarries, will highlight our member stone operation visits. We’ll compete in a fun challenge at Gallegos’ Gypsum stone yard where attendees will enjoy a Poker Run game spotlighting additional NSI member companies who supply the stone yard with their materials. Women in Stone will host the next installment of their Legacy Series interviews, this time honoring Brenda Edwards of TexaStone Quarries. WIS invites all attendees to witness this special event live. The annual LIVE auction will close our event as part of a unique, western-themed evening at the Woodworth Ranch featuring open bars, lawn games and a BBQ cookout. 

The registration fee will include hotel accommodations for 4 nights; all group meals including scheduled receptions, breakfasts, hosted lunches; and Wednesday night cookout and Auction. Many details are yet to be finalized and updates will be made as they develop.

All events will be casual except for the Women in Stone Legacy Series evening, for which business or cocktail attire is suggested. Appropriate footwear including closed-toe shoes should be worn for stone site visits. Western inspired attire is encouraged for Wednesday evening activities.

Ideally, air travel should be arranged to arrive by 4pm on Sunday into Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT), which is served by Allegiant, American and United airlines; and to depart on Thursday from Vail/Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) in Gypsum, which has service from American, Delta, United and Air Canada airlines. Air travel and all airport transfers to and from the hotels will be on your own.

Hotel Properties:

Doubletree by Hilton Grand Junction
743 Horizon Drive
Grand Junction, CO 81506

Hotel Colorado
526 Pine Street
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Event Highlights:

Sunday, September 10

Welcome Activity and Reception in Grand Junction

Monday, September 11

Breakfast - Depart hotel for tours and Glenwood Springs

Colorado Stone Quarries Fabrication Plant – Delta, CO
Colorado Stone Quarries Pride of America Mine – Marble, CO

Arrival reception at Hotel Colorado – evening on own

Tuesday, September 12


Open Meetings: NA Quarry Advocacy & Town Hall

Offsite Activity – TBD

WIS Legacy Series Event – Honoree: Brenda Edwards, TexaStone Quarries
Open bar and heavy apps/buffet dinner. Sponsored by Women in Stone.

Wednesday, September 13


Round Table Discussion

Offsite Activities:

Gallegos Corporation Stone Yard – Gypsum, CO
Facility tour/box lunch. Poker Run game including their NSI member company suppliers

An Evening at Woodworth Ranch:
Lawn games, open bars, western cookout, and LIVE auction under the tent

Thursday, September 14


2023 Study Tour Cancellation Policy
Registration will close August 11. Cancellations made prior to August 25 will be eligible for a full refund. Cancellations made after August 25 but before September 5 are eligible for refund less $125 administrative fee. Cancellations made after September 5 are subject to $125 administration fee and first night hotel room and tax charges.


Attend LIVE and/or bid during online auction: A fun way to support our industry. LIVE attendees have exclusive access to in-person only items being auctioned live at the study tour event, including stone, unique items, and one-of-a-kind experiences.

Donate:  LIVE and online auction items are needed. Donated items with a value of greater than $500 will be eligible for sponsor benefits.

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All auction proceeds benefit the Natural Stone Foundation.


Keep your company name, products, and services top of mind with our attendees. Sponsors may provide promotional material for the welcome bag, and will receive on site, website, and newsletter recognition, plus company name and/or logo on the event T-Shirt.

Sponsorships available:
Welcome Package $500
Team Building $750
Opening Bar/Reception $750
Transportation $1000
Closing Bar/Dinner $1250

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