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Museum of Northwest Colorado

The Museum of Northwest Colorado provides a unique look into the past of Moffat County, Colo. and other frontier cultures. Read More

  • Patrons can transfer mineral interests to the museum.
  • Memorabilia from Edwin Johnson, a Colorado Governor and Senator, is also on display.
  • The building, along with the museum’s permanent collection, is valued at more than $1.1 million dollars.


Founded as the Moffat County Museum in 1964, the Museum of Northwest Colorado offers travelers to experience memorabilia of cowboy culture, Moffat road memorabilia and more. Housed in the Moffat County Courthouse until 1990, the location was moved in 1991.


The museum is currently located at 590 Yampa Avenue in the former Colorado State Armory in Craig, Colo. Craig is approximately 90 miles north of I-70 and 100 miles south of I-80. It is located approximately 200 miles west of Denver and 40 miles west of Steamboat Springs.

Museum of Northwest Colorado
590 Yampa Avenue
Craig, Colorado 81625
Fax: 970-824-1098


The Museum of Northwest Colorado is open year round. It is open Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm and Saturday’s from 10am-4pm.


Although admission to the museum is free, donations are gladly accepted in order to fund maintenance of the facilities.

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The Cowboy and Gunfighter Museum, located within the Museum of Northwest Colorado, showcases Mr. Bill Mackin’s collection of nearly 1,000 “working cowboy” artifacts.

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Museum of Northwest Colorado

The Museum of Northwest Colorado is located in Craig, Colorado.