Mark Lehman: Thanks for supporting Hike or Treat |

Mark Lehman: Thanks for supporting Hike or Treat

On Saturday, Oct. 27, we hosted the second annual Hike or Treat at Yampa River State Park. Our visitation jumped from 280 last year to 350 this year, as we handed out 120 pounds of candy, several hundred toothbrushes and a slew of refreshments. We were also able to provide an outdoor education-based craft — thank you Steamboat Lake State Park — and a photo station to capture the fun.

We received excellent feedback from everyone that participated in the Hike or Treat, and none of it would have been possible without the help from the volunteers that staffed the candy stations and the businesses that donated in support of the event. Event participants also donated a large amount of canned goods to benefit those in need in our community.

I personally would like to thank each of our sponsors.

From Steamboat Springs: Ace at the Curve, Fuzziwigs, City Market, Safeway, Avant Garde Dental and Pine Grove Dental.

From Craig: City Market, AmeriGas, Chapman’s Automotive, Walgreens, Craig Chamber of Commerce, Murdoch’s, Walmart, Dr. Dushan Voyich Dental, NW Colorado Health and Dental, Kester’s Jewelry, Paint Dabbers, Colorado Northwest Community College and Craig Family Dental.

From Hayden: Hayden Mercantile, The Broken Yolk, Mountain Valley Bank, Wild Goose Coffee at the Granary and the Hayden High School National Honor Society.

The staff at Yampa River and Elkhead Reservoir state parks are absolutely humbled by the tremendous amount of support provided for the Hike or Treat and would like offer our most sincere gratitude to each individual and business that helped to make this a success.

To inquire about volunteering for the next Hike or Treat or any other opportunity at Yampa River or Elkhead Reservoir state parks, please contact us at 970-276-2061.


Mark Lehman

Senior ranger at Yampa River and Elkhead Reservoir state parks

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