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.
Originally a bank that looks like it did in 1904, the restored Yampa-Egeria Museum features the heritage of the area.
Established in 1890, Montgomery’s General Merchandise is one of the oldest continually operating stores in Colorado.
Take a ride up Mt. Werner and enjoy views that can only be appreciated from Steamboat’s gondola in the sky.
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.
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.