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Lions Pond and Trails

Lions Pond sits beneath the majestic Roan Plateau and adjacent to the Colorado River.

Lions Pond is located right off of I-70 at Exit 90 in Rifle. Originally, the pond was a gravel pit that was created in the early 70’s when the interstate was being built. Visitors are encouraged to spend the day fishing for largemouth bass, green sunfish, and rainbow trout, or simply strolling the one mile loop around the pond. Lions Pond has two wheelchair accessible fishing piers and the Rifle Visitors Center is located in the parking area. The Lions Pond area also includes flushing toilets and picnic areas.