Craig might be a small place, but it’s big on things to do, especially if you love the great outdoors. Check out the locations and activities below that you can enjoy in Craig and the surrounding areas, and don’t say we didn’t warn you about how much fun you’ll have.
Fishing, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, and More!
If it’s summer fun that you’re looking for, Craig and the surrounding areas have it in spades. You can start off by enjoying the wonderful mountain biking trails surrounding Yampa Valley, which offer fat-tire bike riding through Craig and to the Dinosaur National Monument located in the far northwest corner of Colorado. You also won’t have to go very far to find areas where you can ride horses, catch some fish, kayak or raft down a river, play a round of golf, take your kids to a friendly park, or simply enjoy the beautiful scenery. And make sure you don’t miss the Petroglyphs and Sandrocks Nature Trail. They’re a must-see!
Okay, now we’re talking! Getting out and enjoying the outdoors — just you and nature — is a wonderful experience, but if you want to take part in a few exciting activities that thousands upon thousands flock to the surrounding areas for every year, then it’s time to grab a jeep, 4WD, or ATV, and really dig into the dirt. Trails specifically geared toward these vehicles abound all over Northwest Colorado, including places not too far away like Steamboat Springs.
Whether you’re an experienced rider or a novice out in the snow for the first time, Craig’s 100+ miles of snowmobile trails has something for everyone during the winter months. The marked and groomed trails are located in the Routt National Forest, which is home to mountain wildlife ranging from birds and small creatures to elk and mountain lions. Snowmobilers aren’t bound to get bored anytime soon on these trails, which are maintained by the Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club.
Museum of Northwest Colorado
While the outdoors of Northwest Colorado are something to be explored and cherished, we all need a little indoor comfort from time to time. If you want to be inside for a bit, we suggest that you visit this museum. Visitors are always amazed that a small town like Craig can house such a fascinating collection of wonders. Remnants from the frontier, consisting of trains, saddles, knives, guns are always appreciated by its guests, along with art and memorabilia from different eras. The cowboy and gunfighter gun collection is nothing short of amazing. They’ve even modernized the museum with the use of QR codes that can be scanned to learn more about the exhibits.
Wyman Living History Museum
“Come for the tank. Stay for everything else.” This may not be the museum’s official slogan, but perhaps it should be. Many visitors find themselves at the museum because they got curious about the tank that’s viewable from the highway. Once they’re inside, though, they realize that the tank was just the tip of the iceberg. There are plenty of historical items to admire, ranging from old farm equipment, Colorado license plates, and a large dump truck… though the attraction that you’re likely to remember most is the pet Elk named Junior.
If what we’ve listed above isn’t enough, check out these other popular locales:
Craig City Park & Wave PoolLoudy Simpson Sports Fields & TrailsYampa Valley Golf CourseMoffat County Ice ArenaWoodbury Park and Sports FieldsDinosaur National MonumentSteamboat Mountain ResortMoffat County Radio Controlled Park