Craig Community Profile
Moffat County is located in the rolling hills and high plains of the western slope of the Colorado Rockies about 50 miles west of the continental divide. We are in the northwest corner of Colorado, bordered by Wyoming on the north and Utah on the west.
Moffat County, the second largest in Colorado with an area of 4,743 square miles, is about the same size as the state of Connecticut. Moffat County is rich in western and Indian heritage, including petroglyph sites and historic homesteads.
The City of Craig the county seat and is located in the southeast corner of the county at the intersection of U.S. Hwy 40 and Colorado Hwy 13. Craig, the population center of the county with 2010 census figures showing population of 9,251 in the city and 13,980 county wide.
Craig is the commercial and industrial center of northwest Colorado.
Three coal mining operations are located within a short distance of the city and the largest coal-fired power generation plant in Colorado is six miles south of Craig. The city is also a shopping center for Moffat County, parts of Rio Blanco and Routt Counties in Colorado and for many people in the southwest part of Wyoming.
Located just forty five minutes from the Steamboat Springs ski resort and is about two to three hours by car from most of the major ski areas in Colorado. The Routt and White River National Forests are also nearby and, along with large areas of BLM lands, provide an excellent opportunity to enjoy many outdoor recreation activities.