Mad Creek Geology and History Hike
CANCELLED DUE TO ROCK SLIDE
Mad Creek Trail Head parking lot
While the current County mask mandate has been lifted for businesses, masks can still be required for entry by each individual business. Since masks are still recommended for unvaccinated individuals including children, and we do not know who has been vaccinated, we erring on the side of caution and are still requiring masks for the museum and our programs/events.
Three experts, one hike - once a month only! Before we begin the hike, our first historical expert from Tread of Pioneers Museum will share a brief history of the former Mad Creek Guest Ranch and pioneer families of the area.
Then Yampatika's expert Geologist will explore the glacial valley through the lens of Yampa Valley's exceptionally rich geologic past as the group hikes out to the historical sites. Our last stop, Historic Routt County
will shed light on the iconic Mad Creek Barn while the group has a chance to eat and take in the views!
Yampatika’s sign up for the Mad Creek Geology and History Hike
What to wear:
Dress for the weather (current and future) and dress in layers! You'll most likely want long pants/sleeves to protect yourself from the sun, dirt, and things that might make you itchy (mosquitos etc.). Avoid cotton when you’re able and go with a synthetic material or wool.
Also remember to wear
sturdy hiking shoes, good socks, a cool sun hat, and sunscreen!
What to bring in your day pack:
2 Water bottles (2 liters or more), snacks, lunch, extra layers (long sleeve shirt, fleece) and also bring your waterproof jacket!
If you have additional questions or need more information, please email email@example.com
or call the office at (970) 871-9151
Mad Creek History
LinksTales from the Tread: Mad Creek history discovered, Part 1
In all of my time in Steamboat Springs, few areas have fascinated me more than Mad Creek. The Mad Creek barn, the collapsed cabins on the creek, the views and the raging creek … no matter how many times I hike or bike in the area, I am struck by an unending love and curiosity.
Tread of Pioneers Museum: Mad Creek History, Part 2
On Aug. 7, my Tales from the Tread column featured Part 1 of Mad Creek area history. I told the story of Donna Heintze Davis coming to the museum in summer 2018, with various artifacts, photos and history pertaining to the area, including the Mad Creek Guest Ranch brochure.
Click here to hear family history at the Heintze family homestead site.
Mad Creek Guest Ranch Brochure
Mad Creek Ranch Brochure