Your journey will begin in Steamboat Springs.  After a day of exploring, on Day Two you’ll be on your way to drive the Byway, meandering through the wilderness landscape between Yampa and Meeker. It will likely be best to pick up lunch in Yampa to enjoy somewhere on the road, since services are limited along the Byway.  Arriving in Meeker, you can spend the night before exploring the history of the region.

Highlighted Attractions

Yampa-Egeria Museum

Originally a bank that looks like it did in 1904, the restored Yampa-Egeria Museum features the heritage of the area.  

Montgomery's General Merchandise

Established in 1890, Montgomery’s General Merchandise is one of the oldest continually operating stores in Colorado.

Gondola in The Sky

Take a ride up Mt. Werner and enjoy views that can only be appreciated from Steamboat’s gondola in the sky.

Tread of Pioneers Museum

Built at the height of prosperity in Steamboat Springs, the heart of the Tread of Pioneers Museum is a 1901 Queen Anne-style Victorian home furnished appropriately for the period.   Interactive exhibits feature the history of area Native Americans, skiing, agriculture, mining, pioneer settlement, town development, and more. The Western Heritage Exhibit features an extensive collection of firearms, agricultural history and the story of an infamous outlaw, Harry Tracy. 

White River Museum

Housed in two log buildings that were constructed in 1880 as US Army Cavalry Garrison officer’s quarters, the White River Museum displays photos of early settlers and artifacts including clothing and jewelry, uniforms from every branch of the service worn by Meeker men, moccasins made by a Ute Indian woman, an original hand printing press used by The Meeker Herald, guns used in the historic Meeker bank robbery of 1896, a Victorian wreath made of human hair and a mounted two headed calf.

To experience all that the Road Through the Wilderness tour has to offer, click below to purchase the complete itinerary! By purchasing this tour itinerary, you'll receive a professionally crafted trip route allowing you to fully experience the incredible story of the byway! Included in your trip planner is a detailed map of the area attractions in geographic order, a suggested day-by-day route plan, as well as traveler-tested recommendations for dining, shopping, and accommodations for each segment of this epic journey. Contact the National Travel Center with any additional questions.