Experience more than 30 interactive exhibits, with technology that allows you to climb into a beaver dam, take a virtual-reality bike ride along local trails and fly across the Continental Divide like a bird. The kiddos will love pretending to be a fish, swimming down the Colorado River and eating virtual bugs (while avoiding fly-fishing lures!).
When you arrive, ask about the scavenger hunt, so you can engage even more with exhibits and search for animals and plant species within the museum.
Local Ecology, History & Conservation
As you wander through the displays, trace the historical timeline of Colorado's rivers. Engage with multimedia presentations, artifacts and storytelling that brings the dynamic past of our waterways to life. Then, enter a world beneath the surface as you discover the rich aquatic biodiversity, from lake trout and sockeye salmon to fascinating invertebrates.
Finally, the whole family can learn about the importance of conservation. Everyone can uncover new ways to pitch in and lower water usage, whether you’re from Colorado or visiting. And with waterways supplying the entire Front Range, Grand County is an excellent place to see how a state utilizes the critical resource.
Visit Headwaters River Journey
Be sure to stop into this captivating museum — open year-round — during your trip to Grand County to learn what makes the headwaters region so unique.
Learn more about the beautiful and abundant rivers, lakes and reservoirs in Grand County.
Once you get to Grand County, use one of our local transportation options to navigate from town to town.
Maps & Guides
Find your way around Grand County towns.
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