Moffat County Real Estate For Sale
Moffat County has all kinds of real estate, but its most popular (and pricey) homes and condos aren't far from the Steamboat Springs ski area - about 37 miles away. Most homes for sale are in and around Craig, the county seat. Craig homes list anywhere from $200,000 to over $500,000, depending on location and amenities. The town has many fresh remodels and new builds available to buy. No two homes are the same in Craig.
There are lots of vacant lots in the hills and mountains surrounding Craig. Many parcels are under 10 acres and ideal for building a dream home. There are available parcels to the north, south, and west of Craig. Homes west of Craig are typically in Routt County and closer to Steamboat.
The northeastern part of Moffat County offers a good collection of rustic homes, cabins, and some newer builds. This county area is more mountainous and near Bakers Peak and Mt. Welba. Homeowners love this part of the county for its isolation and stunning scenery. It's a perfect spot for a mountain cabin or second home, where you can hunt and enjoy the wilderness while still being close to excellent skiing at Steamboat and all the services you need in Craig.
Moffat County is the northwestern-most county in Colorado, bordering Wyoming to the north and Utah to the south. The county has a population of approximately 13,500, despite being the second largest county by area in the state, behind Las Animas County.
The county is named after Colorado tycoon David H. Moffat, who died in 1911. Moffat was the driving force behind the Denver-Salt Lake City railroad construction. He founded the Denver, Northwest, and Pacific Railroad and attempted to build a railroad from Denver to Salt Lake City. Construction on the Moffat Line began in the early 1900s but has faced delays and challenges. In 1913, he finally reached Moffat County and ended up in the town of Craig. The railroad was essential to ranchers in Moffat County's early years. However, the line never extended to Utah. In 1934, another, more direct route to Salt Lake City opened, and Moffat County remained a branch line that never became part of the main road between Denver and Salt Lake City.
In the 1920s, U.S. 40, a significant cross-country highway, began construction. The selected route put Moffat County and the County Seat of Craig on the Victory Highway, almost halfway between Denver and Salt Lake City. In 1938, the last section of the Rocky Mountain road was completed and paved, except for Rabbit Ear Pass in Routt County. This expanded Craig's economy by increasing housing and tourism.
Unfortunately, Moffat County was excluded from the original plan for the Interstate Highway System because I-80 would pass through southern Wyoming, and I-70 was supposed to end in Denver instead of crossing the Rocky Mountains. Then-Colorado Governor (and former Moffat County resident) Edwin C. Johnson lobbied to have I-70 continue through Denver and connect to Salt Lake City. Eventually, the Federal Highway Administration authorized I-70 to continue through Colorado but routed it to Grand Junction instead, leaving Moffat County somewhat isolated between the two interstates.
No Democratic presidential candidate has won Moffat County since Lyndon Johnson's landslide victory in 1964. No Democratic presidential candidate has won at least 40 percent of the county since then.
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