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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, you can get out and explore what the local area has to offer. Here are 10 activities that every student should try while attending CNCC:

  1. Explore more than 50 different petroglyph sites in the region.
  2. Go camping in one of our national parks.
  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 Rangely 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. Raft or float down the White or Yampa River in an inner tube.
  7. Go mountain biking in the high desert.
  8. Climb the Challenge Course.
  9. Photograph the local wildlife including Deer, Antelope, Wild Horses, and Elk.
  10. Discover the joy of being isolated in the outdoors.

Check out the links below for more ideas and to learn about community events

 RCC 002 Visit Moffat County2 002  MCC2 002 
Rangely Chamber of Commerce Moffat County Tourism Meeker Chamber of Commerce

About CNCC

Colorado Northwestern is one college in two Colorado communities. Depending on what you want to study, CNCC has the perfect surroundings and facilities to meet your needs. Founded in 1962 as “Rangely College,” CNCC now serves nearly 1,600 students on two campuses, two service centers and online. Our two campuses are located in Craig and Rangely and are 90 miles apart in the mountains and canyons of Northwestern Colorado.