Annual Yule Log Hunt


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December 11-22, 2017 (weekdays)

The 38th Annual Yule Log Hunt, sponsored by the Tread of Pioneers Museum and the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association, will begin on Monday, December 11. Each weekday’s clues will be posted on the museum’s website and Facebook page, air on local radio stations, and will also be printed in the Steamboat Today. A new clue will be released each weekday for up to ten days, unless the log is found sooner. Please note: The clues take you on a path towards the log’s hiding place; they do not describe the hiding spot itself.

The 2017 hunt starts at the site of last year’s hiding place: Strings Music Festival pavillion. Clues often include information that refers to community history or past events. Unless the Log is found sooner, the 10th and final clue will be released by the media on Friday, December 22 (sent to all media the evening of Thursday, Dec. 21).

The Yule Log Hunt has been a traditional holiday event in this community for over 38 years! The three foot long, 25 pound log is hidden within the city limits of Steamboat Springs. It is distinctively marked with the words “Yule Log” (in RED letters) and at least a portion of it will be visible from its hiding place. The log will not be on private property, inside of buildings or in areas that charge fees to enter.

NEW THIS YEAR: This year's hunt will include Olympic themed clues to help celebrate the 2018 Olympics and all of Steamboat's elite athletes who compete on the world stage.
Also, since many hunts have ended early before all of the clues have been released, and before clues have been describing the actual hiding spot, the log will not be hidden until the 8th clue. Remember- each clue brings you one step closer to the log's hiding spot. It is a journey from last year's hiding spot to this year's hiding spot.

When the log is found, the lucky winner should immediately call the Tread of Pioneers Museum and ask for Candice. They will announce the end of the hunt so that others on the hunt do not keep searching (Museum # is 879-2214). The log must be physically presented to a Tread of Pioneers Museum staff person before the winner can claim the $150 Steamboat Chamber gift certificate (generously donated by the Steamboat Chamber Resort Association). Join the fun, solve the clues, find the log and you will be $150 richer!
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