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I will be traveling through Craig on October 14th on our way elk hunting. Is there anywhere in Craig that we can fill water bottles before we go out to our hunting camp site? Is there anywhere in Craig that offers, pay for showers when we come back into town? Can we get our registration stickers for our ATV in Craig as well? Thanks for any information that you provide.

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I wouldn't wait until you get

I wouldn't wait until you get out here to get the ATV regrestration, I'ld do it on line and then print out the tempory permit.  Usually they will get the sticker to you within a week or two. 

http://parks.state.co.us/OHVsandSnowmobiles/OHVProgram/OHVRegistrations/Pages/OHVRegistrations.aspx

As far as showers and a place to fill water jugs I am not sure since it has been quite a while since I have been to Craig.  But there should be a KOA campground in the area.  If you don't hear of anything send a PM to Cowgal on the forums here. 

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Thanks Critter for the

Thanks Critter for the response. I will wait to see if anyone else has any information regarding the water and shower facility. Don't want to have to transport water all the way from WI but will if needed. Just looking for an easier option. Thanks again.

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I have filled my barrel and

I have filled my barrel and jugs at the carwash (water is fine) and there is a campground on the east end of town that I would think has some showers.

If you do not trust the carwash, most of the fast food joints will usually help you out with water & ice.

If you are coming via hwy789/13 from I80 through Baggs Wyoming, there is also a laundrymat where I filled my jugs at last year.

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Thanks HeavyC for the

Thanks HeavyC for the information. I am pretty sure we will ride with empty containers and do some searching as you described for a spot to fill our water jugs. Having to pay something is not an issue as we would burn up some of that $ in fuel hauling the water out there.

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Welcome to BGH

Welcome to BGH Shawn!

We do have some showers available locally, but I'm not sure who all offers them. At one time some of the laundromats offered showers. The campground (used to be KOA) on the east side might offer showers. If you're passing through Maybell (west of Craig), I know their small campground right in town has showers.

For a large quantity of water, the city has a large public spigot (used to fill livestock and residential tanks) on 1st Street, which is on the south side of Craig by the Safety Center. They may have smaller faucets there as well to fill smaller containers.

For more information I would recommend contacting Terry Carwile at the Craig Chamber of Commerce. He's their hunting info guy, and should be able to answer all your questions.  Call 970-824-5689 or 1-800-864-4405. The chamber also sells the OHV permits you need.

Where will you be hunting?

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Thanks Cowgal for all the

Thanks Cowgal for all the great information. This will be a new area for me hunting. From what I can gather we will be traveling south on hwy 13 and eventually end up around yellow jacket pass. I am going with some other friends who have hunted this area. I have hunted in the past down by Glenwood Springs so this will be a new adventure. Once again thanks for the info.

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Water - Box spring near Mt Welba

If you're headed in to the western side of the routt, there is a box spring along the FS road about a mile inside the boundary-- vicinity of mt welba I believe.  you won't find better water anywhere! 

If anyone has better directions please post.

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Great info! :))

jcbrown99 wrote:

If you're headed in to the western side of the routt, there is a box spring along the FS road about a mile inside the boundary-- vicinity of mt welba I believe.  you won't find better water anywhere! 

If anyone has better directions please post.

 

That's great info...never knew of this and would appreciate more info on this water    source!   Whistling

Is this after you turn off of Cr38 and on to like FS109? Then before or after the split with Cr99?

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I'll be home this weekend and

I'll be home this weekend and will look at my map.  Feeble mind can't recall.

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Sorry for the delay on spring location

Was able to verify spring location this past weekend.  The spring is right along FS 109 about halfway between FS 99 and the willow creek trailhead.  You'll see a section of white PVC pipe sticking out of the bank along the road.

I gathered that this is the primary water source for many of the cabins on CO38 ... saw a number of owners filling tanks, and talked to one guy who has been drinking the water for years.

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