Frequently Asked Questions
How long will the scavenger hunt take?
Please plan on about an hour and a half to complete the scavenger hunt for teens and adults and up to two and a half hours if you are adventuring with younger children. The scavenger hunt is about 2 miles throughout downtown Steamboat Springs and will take you on the Core Trail and sidewalks to very special and often historic places with fun clues, trivia, and musical “rewards” along the way. There’s a prize at the end!
What ages can take part?
This scavenger hunt is ideal for families with children ages 8-14, adults, and groups of friends. We recommend you walk this scavenger hunt instead of biking so you can easily follow the clues in the app.
Is this activity accessible for people with disabilities? May we use strollers?
Yes, the Core Trail and sidewalks are ADA accessible and strollers are common.
Do I have to pay for the app?
No, Locandy is a free app that you can download from the app store on your phone.
How do I find the scavenger hunt on Locandy?
Within the Locandy app, search for Strings. The first result should be Strings Music Festival Walking Scavenger Hunt.
What setting should my phone be on?
Make sure that your phone allows the Locandy app to use cellular data. Although you can download the hunt at home or somewhere else with a WiFi connection, cellular data needs to be enabled so the compass works within the app.
The compass is acting weird!
The Locandy compass is digital and doesn’t work like a magnetic compass because it is GPS-based. We recommend you hold your phone flat like a conventional magnetic compass. However, if you find that your direction is not always clear, you may get a better read with some devices by holding the phone vertically.
Can I stop the scavenger hunt and start it again another day?
Yes. If you want to stop at a certain clue, simply close out of the app. Next time you want to play, open the app again and it will start you back at the same clue you stopped at before.
I don’t want to answer all of the questions. Can I just go from place to place?
Yes. Instead of answering the questions, scroll to the bottom right corner of your screen and click the blue “Next” question. The questions are not mandatory.
I’m stuck and want to skip a stop. How do I do that?
Simply hit “Skip” and you will be taken to the next clue in the sequence. Or click on the menu icon at the top right and select a different stop. Please be aware that the distance estimate will be off, as the distances are only marked between clues.
Are there bathroom stops on the hunt?
Yes. There are two different public bathrooms on the musical scavenger hunt route. One is between clues #2-3 and the other is near clues #7-8-9.
Where should I park my car?
We recommend you park your car on 11th Street near Little Toots Park or along Yampa Street between 9th Street and 11th Street. There’s also a small municipal surface parking lot near 8th and Yampa Streets adjacent to Backdoor Sports.
Does the scavenger hunt take place on sidewalks?
The entire musical scavenger hunt takes place on the Yampa River Core Trail and sidewalks. There is one section where you will be walking through a parking lot. Please take care crossing the street and be aware of your surroundings. The scavenger hunt requires crossing traffic several times. Please use crosswalks, follow traffic signals, stay on the correct side of the Core Trail, and be careful on crowded sidewalks since the Core Trail is used by both bikers and walkers.