Northwest Colorado

A Hike, A Trout Sweater & More in Meeker, Colorado

I made up the hashtag #MeetMeinMeeker five years ago, after we attended the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials. I was a judge for Jammin’ Lamb Fest, a lamb cook-off. Both of these events occur in September and should be on your travel itinerary. The town is busy this weekend, and perhaps it wasn’t the best representation of how Meeker is day-to-day. For instance, if you need crazy nightlife, this is generally

The Craziest Winter Sport in Colorado: Skijoring

There is nothing more beautiful than watching a horse and rider gallop. There is something a little magical about the way a good rider seems to simply float in the saddle. And we’ve watched a lot of good skiers lately, on the Olympics. The way they seem to fly down a mountain barely touching the snow, it’s exhilarating. Now combine those things. Magic + Exhilaration = ARGT (A Really Good

Eating Our Way through Craig, Colorado in Moffat County HeidiTown (4)

Wherever we travel, food is always a big part of the experience. Even when we’re in a non-foodie town, we make a point to find great spots to eat and we find them everywhere. Craig is located in Northwest Colorado. It is east of Dinosaur National Monument and 50 minutes west of Steamboat Springs. In this small town, cows outnumber humans and that’s the way most people like it. This

The Colorado Hot Springs You’ve Never Heard of near Craig. HeidiTown (6)

Down a lonely road, through herds of cows and calves and across the Yampa River, is a well-kept secret. It’s Juniper Hot Springs and locals have cherished this little-known place for many years. Located near the bank of the Yampa River about 30 minutes west of Craig, Colorado, the hot springs is bucolic in its remoteness. We wouldn’t have known about it except for a loving mention of the hot

Great American Horse Drive 2019 (5)

When Ryan accuses me of falling in love with every place we visit he’s not wrong. I tend to adore each place I visit and Northwest Colorado was no exception. I’ve had a special place in my heart for this place since I was a little girl. My grandfather used to tell stories of working on a ranch outside of Craig when he was a young man. He liked horses

Photo by Aleta Wolf | Sand Wash Basin Wild Horse Advocate Team - SWAT

High clouds and lots of sunshine guided our way from Craig to Sand Wash Basin several weeks ago. We saw more cows than cars as we drove Hwy 40 through Maybell and then turned slight north on Hwy 318. The only traffic we encountered on this road was a flock of sheep that were being moved from one pasture to another. It was apparent that they’d spent some time being

Meet Me in Meeker, Part Two Staying & Dining in Meeker, Colorado (1)

Last week, I shared with you part one of my two-part “Meet Me in Meeker” series. In last week’s post, I wrote about the surprisingly vibrant downtown we encountered. Click here to read it. This week, I want to introduce you to where we ate, drank and stayed in this fun little northwest Colorado town. As a reminder, we were in town for the Jammin’ Lamb Festival, a culinary event

Meet Me in Meeker, Part One. Shopping downtown. HeidiTown.com

As some of you know, I grew up in a small town in the Pacific Northwest and I have a real affinity for communities where the cows — or in Meeker’s case, the sheep — outnumber the people. Meeker is located about one hour and 40 minutes north of Grand Junction and three hours and 45 minutes northwest of Denver. When they asked me to be a judge for this

Dogs, Sheep & Meat Pies at the Meeker Sheepdog Trials (4)

If you think sheepdog trials involve dogs chasing sheep around, you’d be a little right, but not entirely right. Sheepdog trials are much more involved than I ever realized and our weekend trip to Meeker, in Northwest Colorado, was an eye opening experience. I liked it so much that I’m hoping to sponsor a dog/handler team in 2018. When I set out on this trip, I didn’t really intend to

Rangely, Colorado's friendliest town. HeidiTown.com

We were greeted by flag-lined streets as we drove into Rangely, Colorado. It immediately reminded me of the rural town that I grew up in where everyone shows up for high school football games and if you skip school someone will see you and tell your mom. This northwest Colorado town is the Gateway to Dinosaur National Monument, our ultimate destination. We made a stop for gas and a stop