Wilderness Legacy

08/15/2020 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM MT


  • $10.00


Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
United States of America


This is a moderate hike with many stops along the way to take in views and learn all about America's Congressionally designated Wilderness areas.











America's Wilderness Legacy will be led by a Yampatika naturalist who worked as a Wilderness Ranger in Northern Arizona, Minnesota and California for the US Forest Service. Learn about the uniquely American idea to capture a place and time when we didn't have motors, wheels, or buildings. This history will dive into the creation stories of local Wilderness areas, the Zirkel’s and Flat Tops, such as Theodore Roosevelt's hunting visits, how a German geologist became a namesake, how a simple comment from locals changed our area forever and other fascinating facts.

Important details:

Meeting time: 7:50 AM, departing at 8AM- end time may change, more details coming soon via email

Destination/Meeting place: TBA; more details will be given via email, will be local area

Cost: $10

Ages 18 +

What to wear: Dress for the weather (current and future) and dress in layers! Many people like to wear 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, snacks, sunscreen, extra layers (long sleeve shirt, fleece) and also bring your waterproof jacket- weather changes quickly, make sure to come for cooler/wet weather

If you have additional questions or need more information, please email lexi@yampatika.org or call the office at (970) 871-9151




If you are registered and feel ill, have been placed under quarantine or have any reason to believe you have been in contact with covid-19:

  • Please call before program starts & leave a voicemail to let us know- do not attend the program, we will issue a full refund.
  • If you do not call and do not show up we will not issue a refund.


Non-illness related REFUND POLICY

More than one week prior to the start of the program.


Less than one week prior to the start of the program.


The day before or day of the program.