to Northwest Colorado!
open spaces... incredible variety of wildlife... endless recreational
Rich in history and western tradition where the outlaw and homesteader
lived side by side. Living in this remote area captures and inspires
the imaginations of many that call Northwest Colorado home! These
pages were created to share our culture, diverse talent and unique
beauty of our corner of Colorado.
half of this area's land is public lands available for many types
of recreation, including camping, fishing, hiking, backpacking,
hunting, river rafting,
canoeing, cross country skiing, biking, and much more! Mountains
and hills to the east with rugged, colorful canyonlands in the west.
Rich in western history, the area also features rock art and historical
markers from the Fremont and Ute Indian cultures, as well as the
homesteaders, miners, and outlaws such as Butch Cassidy. The Yampa
River flows through the heart of this country. It is the last major
free flowing river in the Colorado River Basin. Abundant with wildlife
including deer, elk, antelope, wild horses, mountain lion, bear
and more. Fishing is above average.
for larger panoramic view. This scene is northeast of Craig.
in energy and agricultural resources, this area is also home to
several coal mines and an electrical generating power plant. The
city of Craig is a ranching center for sheep, cattle and wheat growers.
The ski town, Steamboat Springs is well known for its champagne
powder skiing. Western traditions are a way of life in all the towns;
including Craig, Maybell, Dinosaur, Steamboat Springs, Rangely,
Meeker, Oak Creek, Yampa, Hayden, Phippsburg and Toponas. Do stay
and visit, share your comments, and come back often! Better yet
- visit us in person and experience our western hospitality and
friendly way of life.
Northwest Colorado Photographs
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