Mad Creek Geology and History Hike
Monday 8/9/2021 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mad Creek Trail Head
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!
Click here to go to Yampatika’s sign up and details page page for the Mad Creek Geology and History Hike
Mad Creek Trail
8:45 am (wrapping up by 1 pm)
Mad Creek Trail Head parking lot - Here is a link to google maps
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
History of the Area
Tales 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.