Introduction to Craig, Colorado
Founded in 1889 by William H. Tucker and named after Rev. William Bayard Craig, Craig was officially incorporated in 1908. Covering an area of about 4.9 square miles, it is replete with natural resources. This city, which is the commercial as well as industrial center of northwest Colorado, is the second largest in Colorado.
Craig and nearby Attractions
- Museum of Northwest Colorado
- Craig/Moffat County Public Library
- Yampa Valley Golf Course
- Brown's Park National Wildlife Refuge
- Vega State Park
- Fort Steele State Historic Site
Things To Do In Craig
Craig, which offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation, is dotted with parks and wildlife sanctuaries, like the Brown's Park National Wildlife Refuge, the Dinosaur National Monument, as well as historical sites such as Fort Steele State Historic Site. The 18-hole Yampa Valley Golf Course along the scenic Yampa River is another great attraction, particularly for golf enthusiasts. History buffs can pay a visit to the Museum of Northwest Colorado to learn more about the regional history and culture. One of the local festivals, the Grand Olde West Days is celebrated in Craig during the month of May.
Air transportation facilities are available at the Yampa Valley Airport.
Craig Higher Education
Facilities for higher education are available at Colorado Mountain College, Mesa State College, and Colorado Northwestern Community College.