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 and farming. Experience the authenticity of the homesteaders and the lives they carved out in this rugged corner of Northwest Colorado.


The Museum is 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and regional history, as well as various subjects including Railroad, Quarter Horse Collection,  out of print books, unpublished manuscripts, family files as well as subject catalogue files and more!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 - Saturday : 11 am - 5 pm

May 31 - September 30, 2022

Face Masks available at the door


Please note - every Thursday through August 19, 2022 is Kids History Hour from 1-2 pm!!!

If you would like a Walking Tour, please give us a call at 970-439-8314 or email us at  Please give us at least a weeks notice for this.  Thank you!


Donations greatly appreciated!!!


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- 2022 Calendar of Events -
1- Jerry Green Scholarship due.
31- Summer Hours start- The Museum will be open Tues- Sat 11-5

25- Museum Fundraiser: Tour of the Elkhead Rock School with authors: Dorothy Wickenden and Belle Zars


Routt Co Fair- exhibit in the exhibit hall
10- Ride the Cog, to register go to

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


Babson Carpenter Civic Improvement Foundation

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