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Craig, Colorado

Craig, Colorado

About Craig, Colorado

Craig, Colorado is located in the northwest portion of the state in Moffat County. It is home to one of North America’s largest elk herds and relatively close to Dinosaur National Monument. Craig became the county seat when Moffat County was created out of the western portion of Routt County on February 27, 1911. During the 1970s and early 1980s, Craig became the energy generating capital of Colorado.

In addition to Dinosaur, Moffat County has one of the last remaining herds of wild mustangs in Sandwash Basin, which is also a popular spot for OHV-ing. Brown’s Park has great river fishing, camping, and is a migratory stop for a variety of wildlife and birds. It is also full of outlaw history from the days when it was “Browns Hole” and a popular hideout because of its proximity to three state borders.

Boating and fishing enthusiasts love the newly expanded Elkhead Reservoir. Anglers tackle the tough Northern Pike and the tasty bass. The reservoir is a great place to waterski and jetski. So bring your boat, adventurous spirit, and sunblock. And if it’s water you’re after, then be sure to visit the solitude of Juniper Hot Springs.

Nearby Towns

  • Dinosaur, CO
  • Hayden, CO
  • Steamboat Springs, CO

Places to See, Eat, and Stay in Craig, Colorado (articles from the blog)

Craig, Colorado

Discover Solitude at Juniper Hot Springs

We rounded the final bend and slowly crossed the bridge spanning the Yampa River. Juniper Hot Springs was dead ahead ...
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