Musical Scavenger Hunt

A walking adventure for all ages in downtown Steamboat Springs

Take your family on a musical scavenger hunt through downtown Steamboat Springs: this walking adventure features trivia challenges highlighting many special places you’ll find only in our unique town. The first 200 to complete the course receive a free kiddie-size ice cream courtesy Lyon’s Corner Drug & Soda Fountain.

Play at your own pace, learning local intel on several historic spots. Once you hit each spot, answer the trivia questions and listen to the locale-inspired music before moving on. Stop for snacks, beverages, and restroom breaks as you make your way through downtown. Once you complete the hunt, enjoy your reward!

Details: This activity includes walking approximately two-miles around downtown Steamboat Springs. We do not recommend using a bicycle: walking will allow you to keep an eye on the app’s compass directions. The hunt itself takes approximately 1 ½ to 2 ½ hours, depending upon your group’s speed and interest in the musical and heritage trivia questions. Park for free on 12th Street (no limitation) or in a three-hour spot on Yampa Street during play.

SAFETY: PLEASE STAY AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS. This activity requires frequently checking your phone screen while also watching for cars, bicycles, and other pedestrians. The hunt requires multiple street crossings, walking in one parking lot, and using the multi-use Yampa River Core Trail (including bridges across the Yampa River). This activity is intended for families or adults to play as a group. Please supervise children.

To play:

  1. Install the free Locandy app onto your smartphone from your phone’s app store. Tip: Complete steps #1-2 while still connected to WiFi.
    Find Locandy on: Google Play | Apple’s App Store (Must access these links from your phone.)
  2. Search for “Strings” and select the Strings Music Festival Walking Scavenger Hunt. When prompted, download and install the hunt.
  3. Make sure you enable cellular data for the Locandy app. The activity requires a very small amount of data but please note your service provider may charge fees for use.
  4. Head to downtown Steamboat Springs, Little Toots Park (on the corner of 12th and Yampa streets) and begin!

Strings is proud to partner with Lyon’s Corner Drug for the Strings Family Musical Scavenger Hunt and recognize special places in Steamboat Springs.

Special Thanks to these Community Partners who make Steamboat Springs and Routt County such a wonderful place to live and visit.

  • Bud Werner Memorial Library
  • City of Steamboat Springs
  • Historic Routt County
  • Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp
  • Routt County
  • Routt County Search and Rescue
  • Steamboat Art Museum
  • Steamboat Creates
  • Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club
  • Steamboat Art Museum
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