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You can bet that an area that’s in riding distance of two state lines is awash in outlaw and gunfighter history. Visit the Museum of Northwest Colorado to see one of the largest cowboy and gunfighter collections in the United States.

The Craig Chamber of Commerce owns and maintains the Marcia Car, a private, Pullman car commissioned by railroad investor David Moffat, the county’s namesake. This well-appointed car is open for tours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Inquire at the Chamber.

The Wyman Living History Museum is located two miles east of Craig on U.S. Hwy 40. It boasts a huge variety of memorabilia, including a vast display of World War II artifacts. The trading post is open daily and there is a blacksmith on site each Friday afternoon.

The Utes were the last Native American tribe to inhabit the Yampa Valley before settlers moved in during the 1800s. You can see evidence of their occupation in the form of petroglyphs and pictographs throughout Moffat County.

Looking farther back, there is an abundance of geological evidence of the time dinosaurs roamed throughout Northwest Colorado and Utah. Moffat County guards the eastern entrance to Dinosaur National Monument, where the scenic vistas overlooking the Green and Yampa rivers are always worth the drive.

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