First Friday Art Walk: Lens to the Landscape: The Photography of John Lanterman Friday 6/4/2021 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Friday 7/2/2021 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Location: Tread of Pioneers Museum 800 Oak St. Steamboat Springs Cost: Free
Join us for First Friday Art Walk.
This exhibit illustrates the history and settlement of Routt County through the lens of historic structures, landscapes, and other elements of the built environment. The history of Routt County and Northwest Colorado is explored through photographic images that tell a story of early ranch life, the evolution of towns, and the influence of the natural systems on the development of the Yampa Valley. Click here to read more
Open House at the Mesa School Friday 6/11/2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Wednesday 7/7/2021 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Thursday 8/5/2021 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Location: Mesa Schoolhouse (33985 Hwy 40, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487) Cost: Free
Step back in time and tour this historic gem while learning about student and teacher life in Routt County’s rural one-room schools. Pioneer kids activities and games included. Click here to read more
Olympic Heritage Tour Tuesday 6/15/2021 9:00 am - 10:00 am Tuesday 6/22/2021 9:00 am - 10:00 am Tuesday 6/29/2021 9:00 am - 10:00 am Tuesday 7/6/2021 9:00 am - 10:00 am Location: Meet at Howelsen Hill Lodge (845 Howelsen Hill Parkway) Cost: Free
Tours led by local Olympians. Starts at Howelsen Hill Lodge at Howelsen Hill, 845 Howelsen Pkwy. This tour explores Steamboat’s Olympic heritage; the multiple talents of Carl Howelsen; and the history of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, Winter Carnival, Howelsen Hill, and ski jumping. Click here to read more
Lulie Crawford's Wildflowers and Watercolors Tuesday 6/15/2021 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Monday 7/19/2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am Tuesday 8/3/2021 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Location: Yampa River Botanic Park (1000 Pamela Ln.) Cost: Free
As a tribute to local pioneer artist Lulie Crawford, the Tread of Pioneers Museum shares the story of Lulie and her pioneering family, followed by watercolor instruction with a professional artist. Then the program participants paint their own wildflower watercolor masterpieces, just like Lulie! Click here to read more
Downtown Historical Walking Tour Thursday 6/17/2021 9:00 am - 10:00 am Thursday 6/24/2021 9:00 am - 10:00 am Thursday 7/1/2021 9:00 am - 10:00 am Thursday 7/8/2021 9:00 am - 10:00 am Location: Starts at the Tread of Pioneers Museum ( 800 Oak St.) Cost: Free
Starts at the Tread of Pioneers Museum, 800 Oak St. This easy walking tour highlights the historic buildings and development of downtown Steamboat Springs and unveils the stories of the town's founding ... Click here to read more
Iconic Steamboat Walking Tour Friday 6/18/2021 9:00 am Friday 6/25/2021 9:00 am Friday 7/2/2021 9:00 am Friday 7/9/2021 9:00 am Location: Starts at the Art Depot ( 1001 13th St. ) Cost: Free
Join the Tread of Pioneers Museum and Steamboat Creates for a free guided tour of Steamboat’s most iconic historic and cultural sites in downtown Steamboat Springs. Start at the historic Art Depot on 13th St. for a guided tour of this treasured landmark and newly refurbished art studio caboose. Click here to read more
Mineral Springs Walking Tour Wednesday 6/23/2021 9:00 am - 11:00 am Wednesday 6/30/2021 9:00 am - 11:00 am Wednesday 7/7/2021 9:00 am - 11:00 am Wednesday 7/14/2021 9:00 am - 11:00 am Location: Art Depot (1001 13th St.) Cost: Free
Starts at the Art Depot at 1001 13th St. Find out about the curative properties of the springs and why Steamboat was slated ... Click here to read more
Pioneer Days at the Historic Mesa Schoolhouse Friday 6/25/2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Thursday 7/22/2021 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Tuesday 8/10/2021 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Location: Mesa Schoolhouse: 33985 Hwy 40, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 Cost: Free Event Duration: 2 Hours
Set in the historic Mesa Schoolhouse, kids learn about life as a pioneer through various activities such as candle dipping, pioneer games, panning for gold, making mountain man possible bags, leather crafts, soap making, and more. Kids learn about teacher and student life in a turn-of-the-century one-room schoolhouse. Click here to read more
Each one-hour program features a lecture topic that reveals the unique history of our area presented by the locals who lived it. Check back for speakers ... Click here to read more
Mad Creek Geology and History Hike Monday 8/9/2021 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Location: Mad Creek Trail Head Cost: $25.00
Join the Tread of Pioneers Museum and Yampatika for the Mad Creek Geology and History Hike. It is a moderately strenuous hike a little over 3 miles round trip. Click here to read more
The Tread of Pioneers Museum offers something for everyone. Experience the rich heritage of Steamboat Springs through our ever-
changing exhibits, tours, special events, and more. Become a member to receive program
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Guided Tours & Events
The museum offers three guided tours in the summer that take place throughout the
Steamboat Springs community- Downtown Historical, Olympic Heritage and Mineral
Springs (with Yampatika) Tours. Visit local historic landmarks and learn more about the
fascinating heritage that makes Steamboat Springs a one-of- a-kind destination.
Kids and Family Activities
The Tread of Pioneers Museum presents dozens of annual programs and events enjoyed by children of all ages and their families.
School Tours and Programs
School tours and special programs are a large part of the activities at the Tread of Pioneers Museum. Museum staff tailor our school tours to the state required curriculum. We also offer children's programs and events throughout the year.
The Covid-19 virus is a serious risk. Those visiting the Tread of Pioneers Museum voluntarily assume that risk and expressly waive any and all claims against the Tread of Pioneers Museum in any way related to any illnesses possibly contracted at this venue or any of our events.
Tribal Lands Acknowledgement The Board and Staff of the Tread of Pioneers Museum respectfully acknowledge the Ute people, the original inhabitants of Northwest Colorado, and other Indigenous Nations of this area where we now reside. We recognize that the establishment of this region impacted the lifeways of Native peoples and their communities. In accepting this, we are called to utilize this educational institution to teach stewardship of the land and continuing commitment to the inclusion and respect of these Nations and their traditional values for their homelands.