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The newly expanded Elkhead Reservoir, minutes from Craig, is a favorite destination for fishing, boating, camping, swimming, water sports and picnics. Moffat County boasts a beautiful 18-hole golf course, lying along the banks of the Yampa River, a brand new bowling alley, movie theater, skateboard park, indoor ice arena and the only wave pool on the Western Slope.

The community offers a plethora of outdoor recreation opportunities, such as tubing or kayaking down the Yampa River, hiking, biking, horseback riding and long, scenic drives. Fun in the snow includes sledding, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Craig is less than 50 miles away from world-class downhill skiing in Steamboat Springs. This region is also a hunting hotspot known worldwide for its large herds of elk, deer and antelope, as well as small game.

You can hunt with more than a rifle. Legions of people visit Northwest Colorado armed with their cameras to watch wildlife, including herds of wild mustangs and birds drawn to the area’s arid climate. This area is home to four rare species of sage grouse and is a nesting place for sandhill crane.

Craig’s Parks and Recreation Department offers programs for people of all ages, including “The Silver Express” for senior citizens. Programs include swimming, softball, volleyball, t-ball, soccer, skiing and horseback riding, just to name a few.

Craig is the launching point for access to millions of acres of public land, managed by the Bureau of Land Management, the White River and Routt National Forests and Dinosaur National Monument.

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