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Grand Hogback Trail at Rifle Arch

Grand Hogback Trail at Rifle Arch The Grand Hogback Trail at Rifle Arch is located approximately six miles north of Downtown Rifle off Highway 13. When fully complete, the trail system will be over 18-miles long and ideal for beginner, intermediate, and advanced riders. The trail styles feature a mix of singletrack, machine built flow trails, technical rocky trails, and…

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Golf in Rifle

Golf in Rifle Find your course in rifle The beauty of Western Colorado is on full display at the many golf courses throughout the region.  There are three golf courses within a 15-minute drive from Downtown Rifle with additional options in the Roaring Fork Valley, Grand Junction, Vail, and beyond. RIFLE CREEK GOLF COURSE www.riflecreekgc.com Located about six miles north…

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Rifle Gap Dam

Rifle GAP DAM Rifle Gap Dam is about 5 1/2 miles north of Rifle, at a point where Rifle Creek cuts through the Grand Hogback. The dam was built between 1964 and 1967 by the United States Bureau of Reclamation for irrigation water storage. The dam is operated by the Silt Water Conservancy District and creates Rifle Gap Reservoir. The…

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Cow Creek Road

Cow Creek road Cow Creek Road offers an easier, albeit Longer alternate ROute to the JQS Trail for accessing the top of the Roan Plateau. This Cow Creek Road can be accessed by taking Highway 13 North out of Rifle for 18 miles, then taking the Piceance Creek Road (County Road 5) West toward Rangely for 4.5 miles.  The Cow Creek…

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Harvey Gap Reservoir State Park

Harvey Gap State Park Swimming and Picnic Area A GREAT WAY TO BEAT THE SUMMER HEAT Harvey Gap is a 198 acre reservoir featuring great opportunities for fishing, swimming, and stand-up-paddleboarding.  Motorized boats are allowed with a 20 HP maximum and there is a boat ramp on the east side of the lake. Anglers catch catfish, largemouth and smallmouth bass,…

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Metro Park

METRO PARK Metro Park is located at 1718 Railroad Avenue. It includes the Art Dague Pool & Waterslide, Rifle Action Park, two lighted tennis courts, a picnic shelter and open space. View Real Western Adventure Map View Rifle Area

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Three Forks Trail

Three Forks Trail The Three Forks Trail is a great hike or mountain bike ride close to Rifle Mountain Park. The trail follows a fork of Rifle Creek into aspen and evergreen forests for several miles. It eventually meets up with other trails and jeep roads that lead further into the Flat Tops. To get to the trailhead from Rifle,…

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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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Snowmobiling

SNOWMOBILING Rifle is centrally located to world-class snowmobiling areas frequented by locals and visitors alike. Both the Grand Mesa and Flat Tops Wilderness areas offer access to Colorado’s finest backcountry trails to be explored by snowmachine. Grand Mesa Flat Tops Vail

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Ice Fishing

ICE FISHING Rifle Gap Ice Fishing: The clean, clear waters of Rifle Gap State Park’s 350-acre reservoir provide some of the best fishing in the area. The long, narrow reservoir is home to a wide variety of warm and cold-water fish species and is generally open to ice fishing from December through March (temperatures permitting.) You may check on ice…

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