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Explore Colorado's Great Northwest

Explore Colorado's Great Northwest
3 days
A three-day itinerary offering the best assets and adventures in the Moffat County towns of Craig, Maybell and Dinosaur.

Sustainability Activity

Keep the Wild Horses Free::

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. 

Day 1
Activity

Craig Chamber of Commerce & Moffat County Visitor Center

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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.

Insider's Tip

Pick Up Artisanal Milled Yarns and Natural Fiber Products:: 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.
Lunch

J.W. Snack's Bar & Grill

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Specializing in Gulf Coast barbecue and sandwiches. Outdoor dining and full bar. Read More
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Museum of Northwest Colorado

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Enjoy a visit to the Museum of Northwestern Colorado, home to the world famous 'Cowboy & Gunfighter Collection' and outstanding regional displays. Noted by one Smithsonian curator as the finest... Read More

Dinner

Vallarta's Mexican Restaurant

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Mexican restaurant located inside Centennial Mall offering full-service bar. Read More
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Wyman Living History Museum

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The Wyman Museum was founded by Lou Wyman. The dream started in 1949 in Elk Springs, Colorado. While Lou was filling up a water barrel for his sheep herders, he noticed an abandoned 1932 Lincoln.... Read More
Lodging

Deer Park Hotel & Extended Stay Suites by Best Western Plus

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 Craig, Colorado's Premiere Botique Hotel

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Day 2
Breakfast

KS Kreations Bakery

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Your locally owned craft store and bakery. Located in downtown Craig, serving breakfast, coffee and drinks. Read More

Insider's Tip

Packable Lunch:: 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.
Activity

Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge

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Located in a remote valley between Diamond and Cold Springs mountains, the Refuge provides visitors with a multitude of recreational opportunities as well as unmatched solitude. Read More

Insider's Tip

Lunch Time:: Get out that lunch from KS Kreations you purchased earlier and find a shady picnic spot amid the refuge’s cottonwoods, buffaloberry and willows.
Activity

The Gates of Lodore Trail

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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.
Dinner

Carelli's Italian Restaurant

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Italian dishes, pizza, subs, calzones and Stromboli. Fast lunch service or eat-in dining. Read More
Activity

Wild Horses of Sand Wash Basin

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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.
Lodging

Deer Park Hotel & Extended Stay Suites by Best Western Plus

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 Craig, Colorado's Premiere Botique Hotel

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Day 3
Breakfast

Cool Water Grille

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Breakfast and lunch with bar and all-American food. Homemade green chili and bloody Mary's made our way. Read More
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Dinosaur National Monument

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At Dinosaur National Monument, explore craggy hills, discover fragments of a long ago world where the largest land creatures of all time once roamed and died. Rock art, scenery, homesteads,... Read More

Lunch

BedRock Depot, LLC

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BedRock Depot is an "oasis in the wilderness" with an array of food, gifts and photography in a clean and friendly environment. We offer espresso drinks, hot and cold gourmet sandwiches, and... Read More

Insider's Tip

Finish Up:: 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.
Dinner

Off the Bone

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A scratch kitchen serving up great food in Craig, including burgers, wings, steaks, soups, salads and more. Read More
Activity

Juniper Hot Springs

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Natural springs water with unparalleled mineral content. There's a pool for everyone out here with temperatures ranging from 80–103 degrees. Open every day, this is the perfect place to enjoy... Read More

Lodging

Deer Park Hotel & Extended Stay Suites by Best Western Plus

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 Craig, Colorado's Premiere Botique Hotel

... Read More