Moffat County, located in the northwest corner of Colorado, lies midway between Denver, Colorado, and Salt Lake City, Utah. Grand Junction is 150 miles south of Craig, and the Wyoming border is less than an hour’s drive to the north. Visitors and local businesses use the Yampa Valley Airport, a mere 20 miles from Craig, to commute to Denver for direct flights to major cities and for connections to overseas destinations.
Elkhead Reservoir, minutes from town, is a favorite destination for water skiing, fishing, swimming, and after-work picnics. Craig is also home to a movie theatre, a skateboard park and a bowling alley. Locals ice-skate at the Olympic-sized rink, walk and bike nature trails, and attend baseball games at the Loudy-Simpson Park Recreation Complex.
Developed parks totaling 120 acres are within walking distance from Craig, and the centralized city park boasts swimming and wave pools, as well as basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts. Racquetball courts and a climbing wall are housed in the Trapper Fitness Center. Visitors and locals frequent the beautiful 18-hole Yampa Valley Golf Course, not only to golf, but to dine and view resident bald eagles and other wildlife.
Rafting, fly-fishing, and fishing for pike, trout, and catfish, and hunting opportunities abound. Snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and snow shoeing are popular in Moffat County, and world-class downhill skiing is available at Steamboat Springs, 45 miles east of Craig.
From Black Mountain’s golden aspens to the rugged canyons in legendary Browns Park, the Moffat County region offers diversity in landscape and is home to some of the largest deer and elk herds in North America. The Yampa and Snake River valleys, mountains, and high plains desert sprawl for miles, granting locals unparalleled natural vistas and opportunities for an outdoor lifestyle.