It’s a place where the Old West doesn’t feel so old; a place where you can explore the former hideouts of some of America’s most infamous outlaws read Indigenous petroglyphs and visit homesteads. In Craig, Colorado, the frontier is very much alive.
When you fly to a jet charter airport in Craig, Colorado, you’ll arrive at the Craig-Moffat County Airport. Situated five miles southeast of Craig, this small, county-owned airport rests high above sea level at more than 6,000 feet. From your perch atop Colorado at the Craig-Moffat County Airport, you’re ready to explore the living Wild West.
When you arrive at Craig-Moffat County Airport, head into town to stay at the Elk Run Inn or head further afield to stay in a log cabin with Wild Skies Cabin Rentals. After you’re situated, try your hand at elk hunting in Moffat County, known as the elk hunting capital of the world or go for a stroll along one of the many walking trails that begin right in town.
When the weekend comes, leave the city comforts behind and pack your life into a tent for some of Colorado’s best camping in Routt and White River National Forests. Try angling in the Yampa River for some great trout fishing or in Elkhead Reservoir State Park to catch largemouth bass, crappie and bluegill.
Don’t feel like fishing? Continue your walking tour of Colorado with the Stearns Trail at Cedar Mountain. This over 3-mile loop is perfect for wildlife viewing, featuring some of the best wildlife sightseeing in the state.