Steamboat Springs History & Museums: Tread of Pioneers Museum, Steamboat Springs

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Tread of Pioneers Museum

The Tread of Pioneers Museum offers visitors a unique look into the past of mining and pioneer life artifacts from historical Routt County, Colo. Read More

  • Routt County residents are offered free admission with valid I.D.
  • The museum offers multiple programs, events and tours including a historical walking tour of Steamboat Springs.
  • Self-guided walking and biking tour brochures and information are also available.


Housed in a 1908 Queen Anne-style Victorian home with many turn-of-the-century furnishings, the Tread of Pioneers Museum also offers a comprehensive History of Skiing exhibit as well as a Native American Arts Display. The museum also includes a Western room, boasting an extensive firearms collection that traces Routt County’s agricultural history and story of Harry Tracy, an infamous outlaw.


The museum is located in Steamboat Springs on the corner of 8th and Oak in the downtown district.

Phone: 970-879-2214


The museum is open year-round, Tuesday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


  • Adults: $6
  • Seniors over 62: $5
  • Children ages 6-12: $2
  • Children under 6: FREE

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Special museum features include an interactive computer exhibit, a Kids Scavenger Hunt, an oral history library, a local history library, a unique museum gift shop and a historic photograph collection.

Other Tread of Pioneers Museum Resources

Grand County Pioneer Village Museum

Learn about life for the early settlers to this region.

Moffat Tunnel

Historic railroad tunnel near Winter Park, Colorado.