Steamboat Yule Log Hunt: Clue No. 7

The 3-foot-long, 50-pound log will be hidden somewhere in Steamboat Springs.

Update: The log has been found. Read more here.

Clue No. 1

A western scene, a historic ride.
Skis on board, horseman at her side.
A symbol of the time, world renown.
Preserved for its history and the town.

Clue No. 2

In 1932 he went down in shame.
Dressed as a lady, theft on the brain.
Curtains and a wig gave him away.
The hunt is on, don’t delay.

Clue No. 3

Boyhood memories and open space.
Picture perfect, let’s slow the pace.

A distinguished entrance, forever more.

Can you decipher our historic lore?

Clue No. 4

Moby Dick was its first name.
Given by G.W. who rose to fame.

Learn the basics or grab the mic.

Roll on down, play or hike.

Clue No. 5

Austrian Alps, first and fame.
Adopted son, a household name.

“To Tell the Truth” or tell a lie.

Solve the riddle, or pass on by.

Clue No. 6

Harvard grad, ranching dreams.
A lifetime legacy, awards to the seams.
River and water, the lifeblood of the valley.
You’re on the course, don’t stop, don’t dally.

Clue No. 7

Pershing, Pin Ears, Hired Girl too.
Decker and Bird to name a few.
You’re on your way to find the treasure.
Don’t stop too soon, there’s more to measure.


  • The 2018 Yule Log Hunt begins at the 2017 hiding spot: the More Barn in Barn Village on Pine Grove Road.
  • A new clue will be released each weekday for up to 10 days, unless the log is found sooner.
  • The clues will take hunters on a path toward the log’s hiding place but do not describe the actual spot until the final clues of the hunt.
  • The log will be placed in its hiding spot after Clue No. 6.
  • When the log is found, the winner should call the Tread of Pioneers Museum at 970-879-2214.
  • The log must be brought to the Tread of Pioneers Museum to claim the $150 Steamboat Springs Chamber gift card prize.

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