West Elk Trailhead & Parking Area

Buford Road Parking Area and Trailhead the West Elk Trailhead, is a popular jumping off point for summer and winter outdoor activities in the Flat Tops From the parking area you can access miles of multi-use trails and roads, including the Cherry Creek Trail and Mansfield Ditch for mountain biking and hiking and a maintained cross-country ski area in the…

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Grass Valley Road

Grass Valley Road Driving or road-biking on scenic Grass Valley Road takes you through some of the area’s most striking ranchlands. Winding 12 miles from Rifle Gap State Park to the town of New Castle, the road passes Harvey Gap and overlooks miles of green fields in Grass Valley from a high point at 6,400 feet. The Grand Hogback is…

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Rifle Mountain Park

RIFLE MOUNTAIN PARK The beautiful canyon of Rifle Mountain Park has long drawn crowds. Those looking to escape the heat of the lower plains come and enjoy the adventure in the picturesque setting of this rugged place. Modern climbing was introduced to the area in the mid 1980’s, and since then the number of established climbing routes has surpassed 400,…

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