Immersed in a Mission.

Headwaters River Journey, a state-of-the-art interactive museum, invites visitors to discover the wonder of Colorado’s rivers, to become more aware of the critical role the headwaters play in our environment, economy, and Colorado lifestyle, and to explore ways each of us can take action in conserving our greatest resource – water.

Water We Talking About?

The water we drink. The water we bathe in. The water we use to clean our clothes, wash our dishes, and water our lawns. Where does it come from? Are we using it wisely? Will there always be a reliable supply?

In Colorado, the water we use comes primarily from our rivers, including the Fraser River flowing right outside Headwaters River Journey. These rivers we rely on are greatly impacted by diversions, climate change, population growth, and the personal choices we make about water usage

More Than 30 Engaging Exhibits.

Using state-of-the-art interactive technology, Headwaters River Journey takes visitors on an informative, insightful, and introspective exploration of the wonders of nature, the importance of water, and our direct impact on them both.

We’re In This Together.

Education is the first step in water conservation and river preservation. Learn together on a field trip or group tour.

The Ripple Effect.

Headwaters River Journey is made possible by the concern and collaboration of a strong and growing community.

Dive In.

Stay up-to-date with what’s going on in the realm of water conservation.

Get Back To Nature.

With our unique location along the Fraser River, you can end your visit to Headwaters River Journey with a hike or picnic along the Fraser River Trail.

What Visitors Say About Their River Journey

  • Joe Wood Avatar
    Joe Wood
    10/18/2020 - Google

    Awesome museum - educational, great experience, important topic.

    Patty Flick-Hill Avatar
    Patty Flick-Hill
    9/01/2020 - Google

    Great little museum that is very informative about ecology and conservation of rivers in CO. Lots of hands-on, high-tech interactive... read more

    Louisburg Avatar
    Louisburg
    5 star rating
    2/25/2020 - TripAdvisor

    Water Conservation Educational Experience Dan Abrashoff, the General Manager, at Devil's Thumb Ranch suggested a visit to this awesome new exhibit on water on... read more

  • Lucus Seffens Avatar
    Lucus Seffens
    8/07/2019 - Google

    Was pleasantly surprised by the many interactive exhibits and wealth of information in the museum. Great place to stop... read more

    Pam Mathews Avatar
    Pam Mathews
    8/07/2019 - Google

    Fabulous first walk through with Andrea. Looking forward to spending more time on the next visit. What a fabulous resource... read more

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