Around The County

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Welcome to Around the County! Here you’ll find the latest news and event information provided by museums and other heritage entities in Routt County.

Events Around Routt County:

A Taste of History – Historic cooking methods, recipes, and food tastings
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 – 12 pm
Location: Tread of Pioneers Museum – 800 Oak St. Steamboat Springs, CO

Gay July 2017Celebrate the second publication of the beloved late rancher, Elaine Gay’s cookbook, Cowpokes, Cowpies & Otherwise. The event includes food tastings of recipes from Gay’s book and personal remembrances.


Friends of Crossan’s 4th Annual Call of the Wild Auction

Saturday, July 29, 2017 – 5:00 pm
Location: Antlers Cafe & Bar in Yampa, CO

Crossans 2017

Featuring an acoustic concert by Todd Park Mohr of Big Head Todd and the Monsters! All proceeds benefit the rehabilitation of Crossan’s M&A Market in Yampa, CO.

 Tickets are sold out. Contact to add your name to the waiting list.

Regular Summer Events from the Tread of Pioneers Museum:

Mineral Springs Walking Tour


Wednesdays through August 30, 2017, 9-11am
Starts at the Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts at the Depot on 13th St. Find out about the curative properties of the springs and why Steamboat was slated as a world-class spa destination. Join a Yampatika naturalist on this easy walking tour to find out which salty spring the animals loved, how the Steamboat Spring was named, and much more. Receive a coupon for $1 off admission to the Tread of Pioneers Museum.

Downtown Historical Walking Tour

downtown_walking_tourSponsored by Historic Routt County and Yampatika

Thursdays through August 31, 2017, 9:00am-10:30am
Starts at the Tread of Pioneers Museum, 800 Oak St. This easy guided walking tour highlights the historic buildings of downtown Steamboat Springs and unveils detailed stories of the town’s founding and early settlers. Participants walk to and learn about the original town square, power plant, newspaper building, courthouse, and more. Receive discount admission to the Tread of Pioneers Museum.

Tour the Historic Mesa Schoolhouse

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Friday July 21 from 2 – 4pm
August 9 from 1 – 3pm
Mesa Schoolhouse: 33985 Hwy 40
Step back in time! Tour the historic Mesa Schoolhouse (33985 Hwy 40) and experience student and teacher life at the turn-of-the-century in this one-room schoolhouse. Learn about historic toys and recess games, Routt County school history, and much more.

Olympic Heritage Tour olympic_tour_2017

Tuesdays through August 29, 2017, – 9 am – 10:30am
Starts at Olympian Hall/Howelsen Hill Lodge at Howelsen Hill, 845 Howelsen Pkwy. This guided 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. Receive discount admission to the Tread of Pioneers Museum.

Tour the Historic Crawford Home thumb_crawford_tours_2017

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 – 4 pm – 6 pm on the half hour
Cost:$5 donation for adults; kids and museum members FREE!

Step back in time and tour the historic Crawford home. Built in 1894, the stately stone landmark at 1184 Crawford Avenue was the home of Steamboat’s founding family, the Crawfords. Now restored to its original condition and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Crawford family and the Tread of Pioneers Museum offer you guided tours of this magnificent home.