We are really impressed with the town of Craig. The wildlife in the area is outstanding. Moffat County stands as one of the premier locations in the world for viewing animals in their native habitat. With over 3 million acres and 1.7 million acres of public lands, Moffat County is the home of large herds of elk, deer, and pronghorn antelope, as well as many small mammals and birds. We are planning to visit one park that has over 200 species of birds.
Nearly two million acres of pristine public lands and free-flowing rivers distinguish this unspoiled landscape where hundreds of species of wildlife find sanctuary. They even have a herd of wild horses at Sand Wash Basin, we are already planning a trip to see them. We spotted a red fox in the pasture near our campsite, plus tons of deer and antelope.
I am adding pictures from a local park in Craig with large cottonwood trees that have been carved into people, animals and much more. Whittle the Wood Rendezvous had modest beginnings in 1999 as the City of Craig looked for a way to preserve the historic and revered cottonwood trees deteriorating in Craig City Park. The Craig Parks and Recreation Department decided to leave the tree stumps for local artists to decorate with elaborate carvings, and Craig, Colorado’s premier summer event was born. They are located all over town, I am adding just a few of the ones I saw today. We are going to enjoy exploring this area for sure. Check back later for more from Colorado.