Rockhound Geology Outing: Shark’s Tooth Ridge

Join geologist Patrick Rowe June 18 to uncover shark teeth samples in Cabezon. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Shark teeth in New Mexico? On Saturday, June 18, local geologist Patrick Rowe will lead an outing to Cabezon in search of fossils. Participants can expect to find shark teeth from the Cretaceous Period.

The group will meet at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 8 a.m. before carpooling to the site. If you live in Santa Fe or Albuquerque, you are welcome to meet us at the gas station just as you enter San Ysidro on US 550 at 9 a.m. This program is organized by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC). 

The cost per person is $10 for non-members and $8 for PEEC members. For families, the cost is $20 for non-member families and $16 for member families. Advance registration is required. To register or learn more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit, email or call (505) 662-0460.

Patrick Rowe is an active member of the Los Alamos Geological Society. He regularly leads field trips for both the Society and for PEEC.

PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC maintains a nature center, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $20. To learn more, visit