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118th Annual
Routt Co Pioneer Picnic
the former townsite of Mt Harris


Join us for the 118th Annual Pioneer Picnic which will be held exclusively down on the former townsite of Mt. Harris 5 miles east of Hayden off Hwy 40 (turn off at the Mt Harris Memorial site)

Join us for the 121st  Annual Pioneer Picnic!

This year the Museum is honored to be able to hold the event down on the former townsite of Mt Harris thanks to the generosity of the property owners!

The picnic will be buffet style. The main dish and beverages are provided.

Please bring a side dish and/ or a dessert to share- bring a recipe card to place with your item and a utensil for serving- be sure to put your name on your items.


 The event will take place under tents. Dress appropriately for the weather. Flip flops are discouraged especially for the walking tour- comfortable shoes are best as the ground is uneven. Gates will open at 10 am.

Please NO pets! This is private land so please be courteous and leave the pets at home!! 


Participants are asked to stay in the event area except for the walking tour and to watch for snakes as this is rattlesnake country.

Other important info:


There will be a portojohn onsite and a handwashing station.


Parking will be limited so we encourage families to carpool. There will be parking at the Memorial and some parking  through the gates. There will be parking attendants to help with managing parking please stop at the Memorial site and find out where to park!

Any questions call the Hayden Museum at 970-276-4380 or email at

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Event Itinerary

10-11 am

Meet and greet.

Once parked guests must sign in at the greeting station and sign a waiver (photos/recording/ liability). Drop off your dish with a volunteer.

See old friends and make some new ones!

11-12 pm


Buffet style

12-12:20 pm


Learn about the history of Routt County and how Mt Harris fit into that history!

12:30- 2 pm

Walking tours

hang around the tents and check out the exhibit tables! 

Put down the cell phones and Mingle!!

(Walking Tours 12:30-1 and 1- 1:30)

There will be a donation box for the Picnic which helps pay for the picnic every year as it goes to different areas- as well as a donation box for the Hayden Museum!

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