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Craig & Moffat County

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 is 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 countywide.

 

Craig is the commercial and industrial center of northwest Colorado.

 

Three coal mining operations are located within a short distance of the city and one of the state's largest and cleanest burning coal-fired power plants is six miles south of Craig. The city is also a shopping hub for Moffat County, parts of Rio Blanco and Routt counties and for many people in the southwest part of Wyoming.

Craig is located just 45 minutes from the Steamboat Springs ski resort and is 2 to 3 hours by car from most of the major Colorado ski areas. The Routt and White River National Forests flow into Moffat County and, combined with nearly 2 million acres BLM land, provide excellent opportunities to enjoy many outdoor recreation activities.

Truck pulling a load of hay Power Plant Boy feeding a herd of cattle

 

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