Living in Northwest Colorado

Outdoor Living

Few places on earth offer the solitude, freedom, and adventure like Northwest Colorado. With more than 300 sunny days a year, it is easy to explore some of the most diverse terrain in all of Colorado.

As a student at Colorado Northwestern Community College, you can expect to live in a safe environment while you get an education. In your free time, however, here are 10 activities that every student should do before leaving CNCC:

  1. Explore more than 50 different petroglyph sites in the region.
  2. Raft down the Green, Yampa, or Colorado River
  3. Ski at one of the many resorts just a few hours from campus. Best options include Powderhorn, Steamboat Springs, Aspen, Jackson Hole, Park City, and Telluride.
  4. Ice climb on the campus tower and then test your skills in Ouray, Colorado.
  5. Visit Dinosaur National Monument and marvel at nearly 1,500 dinosaur fossils visible in the Carnegie Quarry
  6. Float down the White River in an inner tube
  7. Go mountain biking in the high desert
  8. Climb the Challenge Course
  9. Photograph the many wild mammals in the area including Antelope, Wild Horses, and Elk.
  10. Discover the joy of being isolated in the outdoors.

Health and Wellness

According to a Gallup poll in 2013, Colorado residents have the second highest well-being in the nation. That means if you live in Colorado there is a good chance that you will be healthy. With a new hospital in both Craig and Rangely, any issue that you might encounter is easily addressed.