Mad Creek Geology and History Hike
Mad Creek Trail Head
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the fact this program is later in the summer, we are capping group size at our current capacity limits @ groups of 10 including the naturalist, from the decisions released by Routt County/ State of Colorado on 05/27 Please continue to register for the waitlist! Should group size limits change and we will start moving wait-listed attendee's first.
The Tread of Pioneers Museum joins, Yampatika, and Historic Rout County for the Mad Creek Geology and History Hike. It is a moderately strenuous hike a little over 3 miles round trip.
Local CMC geologists will review the basics of rocks and minerals, simple identification skills, and dive into how to interpret the geologic history of an area using your observation skills. Yampatika is proud to partner with Tread of Pioneers Museum who will share the history of the former Mad Creek Guest Ranch and pioneer families of the area, and Historic Routt County who will to shed light on the iconic Mad Creek Barn!
Click here to go to Yampatika’s sign up page 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!