Craig, Moffat County Information

MOFFAT COUNTY offers a wealth of year-round recreational opportunities for people of all ages and ability levels.
In the warm months there’s no better country for hiking, fishing, canoeing, swimming, rafting, dirt biking, wildlife photography, four-wheeling, bicycle touring, scenic driving tours, horseback riding, golf, mountain biking, kayaking and camping
In the winter months visitors and locals take advantage of world class hunting as well as skating, ice-fishing, snowmobiling, cross-county skiing, wildlife viewing, and worldclass downhill skiing at the Steamboat Ski Resort a short drive from Craig.
Craig City Park amenities include:
• Dozens of wood sculptures, carved using only chainsaws during the city’s annual Whittle the Wood Rendezvous, a festival where carvers from around the nation compete to win the crowd’s approval for their creation.
Past winners remain on display in the park.
• The West Slope’s only wave pool, which is located in a complex which also boasts a lap and diving pool.
• Lighted tennis courts
• Two playgrounds, including a toddler play area
• Sand volleyball and paved basketball courts
• And much, much more!

Yampa Valley Golf Course:
This 18-hole golf course winds along the scenic Yampa River. You can see abundant wildlife including elk, eagles, deer, geese and a large variety of birds.
The course also features the Tin Cup Grill one of Craig’s most unique dining hot spots

Loudy Simpson Park – located south of Craig on the Yampa River offers:
Hiking trails
Baseball and softball diamonds
Picnic and restroom facilities
Canoe/raft launch area
Groomed cross-country ski trails
Ice skating in an enclosed rink
County and city facilities:
Groomed snowmobile trails
Cross country ski trails
Softball and baseball fields
Soccer fields
Mountain bike and dirt bike trails
Elkhead Reservoir – water skiing

Most of the following have self-guided tour brochures available.

Brown’s Park National Wildlife Refuge lies on the Green River covers over 13,000 acres. It is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a refuge for migratory waterfowl, as well as wintering elk and deer. The refuge is home to approximately 200 species of birds. About 300 goslings and 2,500 ducklings hatch there annually. Bald eagles may be observed in the winter, while peregrine falcons and golden eagles are seen soaring over the refuge in the spring and summer.

Dinosaur National Monument covers over 211,000 acres of spectacular canyon country. The Visitor’s Center is located 2 miles east of the town of Dinosaur on U.S. HWY 40 and provides specific maps and information about this panoramic area. The National Monument provides scenic drives, nature trails for hiking, and incredible rafting and fishing opportunities on the Green and Yampa Rivers (permits required).


Craig’s greatest resource is its people. Friendly and helpful, they are always glad to share western hospitality!