Snowshoeing

SnOWSHOEING Snowshoeing is a great way to explore the winter landscape surrounding Rifle. The Flat Tops Wilderness area, Grand Mesa, and surrounding White River National River Forest host to a plethora of snowshoe options. Grand Mesa Glenwood Springs West Elk Trails

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Cross Country Skiing

Cross Country Skiing The Rifle Area is conveniently located within short driving distance from world-class cross country and backcountry skiing. Nordic skiers can find groomed trails nearby at the West Elk Trailhead up Buford Rd, a top of the Grand Mesa, Sunlight Mountain Resort, and near the Aspen ski areas. Backcountry skiers have a plethora of options nearby to get out…

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World Class Skiing

WORLD CLASS SKIING The City of Rifle is conviently located just a short drive from several ski resorts ranging from world class skiing to local favorites: Sunlight Powderhorn Snowmass Buttermilk Aspen Highlands Aspen Mountain Beaver Creek Vail Copper Mountain Breckenridge Keystone A-Basin Ski Cooper

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White Water Rafting & Water Sports

WHITE WATER RAFTING & WATER SPORTS White Water Rafting White water rafting in Colorado is the best there is.  With miles upon miles of rushing waters to back it up, the rivers of Colorado can go from calm and easy to difficult and scary in the blink of an eye. Visitors to Rifle can enjoy the epic sections of the…

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Hiking

HIKING Rifle offers some of the most unique and picturesque hiking opportunities in the state of Colorado. Some of the most popular trails are Rifle Falls, Rifle Arch, and RIfle Riparian Zone.  Additional hiking trails are Three Forks Trail, Beaver Creek Trail, and Hubbard Mesa Trails. Rifle Riparian Zone Trails Ther Rifle Riparian Zone is one of the most unique…

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Winter Activities

WINTER ACTIVITIES Rifle offers a wide variety of activities for those looking to enjoy the outdoors throughout the winter months. Visitors can go ice climbing at Rifle Mountain Park, ice fishing at one of the local reservoirs, snowmobiling on the Flat Tops, snowshoeing & cross country skiing, and skiing & snowboarding at one of the many world-class resorts within a…

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Hunting

HUNTING Hunting The Rifle, Colorado area is considered by many to be the best place in the country to go hunting with its proximity to the Flat Tops region of the White River National Forest.  This area has the largest elk herd in the country at almost 280,000. The Flat Tops The Flat Tops is a few miles N/NE of…

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Mountain Biking

MOUNTAIN BIKING Rifle is becoming a must-experience destination with it’s immediate access to outstanding mountain biking in and around town The Grand Hogback Trail at Rifle Arch is a new single-track mountain biking trail just four miles north of Downtown Rifle off Highway 13 The trail system will eventually be over 18 miles long, with the first six miles of…

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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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Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing Modern climbing was introduced to the area in the mid 1980’s, and since then the number of established climbing routes has surpassed 400, with some routes reaching lengths of 40 meters. The beautiful canyon of Rifle Mountain Park has long drawn crowds looking to escape the heat of the lower valleys and enjoy adventure in the picturesque setting…

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