Welcome to the Hayden Heritage Center!


Located in the historic Moffat Railroad Depot Building since 1972, the Museum (established in 1964) has exhibits on local area history from cowboying and homesteading to coal mining. Experience the authenticity of the homesteaders and the lives they carved out in this rugged corner of Northwest Colorado.


The Museum is also home to the Leslie Memorial Research Library, a fantastic resource for research whether it is subject based or genealogical. We have numerous books on local and regional history, as well as various subjects including Railroad, Quarter Horse Collection,  out of print books, unpublished manuscripts, family files as well as subject catalogue files and more! You can also access the Museum collection database and look at the Museums wonderful collection of photos at one of the two public computer stations (with internet access) in the research library, which is located conveniently on the first floor. 


The Museum has a gift shop with books on local, regional and Colorado history with children's books and toys as well as unique gifts!


Museum Hours

Tuesday - Thursday: 11 am - 4 pm

Face Masks required until further notice!

Hours subject to change. Please call to make sure we are open!


Weekends call in advance to make an appointment!





Donations greatly appreciated!


​2021 Museum Events


June- Elkhead Rock School Tour Postponed until 2022

July 18 - Mt. Harris Day/

Routt County Pioneer Picnic

at the former town site of Mt Harris!

Main course provided.  Please bring a side dish or dessert with recipe card!!!


September 18 - Ride the Cog!

Echoes of the Past TBD

Holiday Stroll TBD

Funding has been provided by Colorado Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan of 2020

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© Hayden Heritage Center

Phone: (970)276-4380


physical address:

300 W. Pearl St

Hayden Co

mailing address:

PO Box 543

Hayden Co 81639