Explore Colorado's Great Northwest
Here's a three-day itinerary offering the best assets and adventures in the Moffat County towns of Craig, Maybell and Dinosaur.
Support the The Wild Horse Warriors, whose mission is to work with other individuals and organizations to ensure the freedom, safety and well-being of the range for the wild horses of Sand Wash Basin in northwest Colorado.
Start your journey at the visitor center and don't forget to check out the Marcia Car, a 105-year-old private railroad car commissioned in 1906 by David Moffat. Tours of the car are available Monday through Friday 8am–5pm.
Take a tour of the Yampa Valley Fiberworks facility, which processes natural fibers into usable yarn products. You can also take a class in knitting, spinning, weaving and more.
While you're enjoying your breakfast, have KS Kreations pack a lunch-to-go for today's remote travels and explorations. Services are limited for today's destinations, so be prepared with adequate fuel, food and water.
The breathtaking Gates of Lodore is located at the northern tip of Dinosaur National Monument. It's a long drive but worth it to see the Green River winding across Browns Park. Make sure to grab your camera, you'll want to snap some photos of this geologic beauty.
Get out that lunch from KS Kreations you purchased earlier and find a shady picnic spot amid the refuge’s cottonwoods, buffaloberry and willows.
Home to one of the few remaining herds of free-roaming wild mustangs in the United States, Sand Wash Basin is a destination for 4-wheeler and dirt bike enthusiasts.
After lunch, head back to Dinosaur National Monument to finish your tour. Make sure you see all that you possibly can of this amazing monument, from wildly flowing rivers to fossils.