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Planning a Colorado vacation? It's all out there for you to discover in Rifle, Colorado where the old west meets the new west. You'll find that small town western feel with a big slash of city appeal. Hunting, hiking, fishing, rock climbing, snowmobiling, and much, much more. Rifle's quaint downtown features antique shops, fine dining, and historic museums.

Rifle, Colorado has so much to offer. Come see why Rifle, Colorado is ranked #17 of the Top 200 Towns for Sportsmen (Outdoorsmen) and #27 of America's Best Hunting & Fishing Towns. Explore a Local's Favorite - Rifle Falls which was voted #6 Top 10 Waterfalls To Visit! Come discover Rifle, Colorado!

Lodging & Dining

Coming to Rifle? Rifle, Colorado features several lodging properties for family vacations, hunters, fishermen, and business travelers alike. While visiting, dine in one of our fine restaurants for a home-cooked meal of western or worldly cuisine. Shopping in Rifle varies from small antique shops to the latest shopping outlets.

Rifle's quaint downtown features antique shops, fine dining, and historic museums. Rifle, Colorado features several lodging properties for family vacations, hunters, fishermen, and business travelers alike. While visiting, dine in one of our fine restaurants for a home-cooked meal of western or worldly cuisine. Shopping in Rifle varies from small antique shops to the latest shopping outlets.

Recreation

Hunting in Rifle, COHunting
How could you not think of Rifle when you think of hunting? Rifle, Colorado welcomes hunters during all seasons! Duck or goose hunting on the Colorado River, pack in by horse or ATV to some of the best deer and elk hunting, or bring your dog to kick up a pheasant or two from the tall grass.


Fishing in Rifle, COFishing
Fishing is a year round activity in Rifle, Colorado. Several area outfitters offer float trip excursions down the Colorado River, or you can just bring a pole and relax down on the banks of any area lake, stream or pond. Brown and rainbow trout are likely not the only wildlife you'll see fishing, as the Rifle area is also home to bald eagles, deer, beavers, fox, ducks, geese, and more!


Snowmobiling in Rifle, COSnowmobiling
Of course, a winter vacation to Colorado would not be complete without taking advantage of snowmobile trails located right here in Rifle. Whether you are visiting during the summer or winter seasons, the Rifle area has many trails to explore with a motorized sports vehicle. Volunteers each year grooms miles of trails for snowmobiling on within the White River National Forest. Other popular snowmobile trails that can be accessed near Rifle are Grand Mesa, Grass Mesa, the Roan Cliffs, East & West Divide Creek, Coulter Lake Mesa and at many more.


Rock and Ice Climbing in Rifle, CORock and Ice Climbing
If you're feeling really adventurous, Rifle Mountain Park features world-famous rock climbing and ice climbing opportunities. Rifle Mountain Park, a narrow box canyon, located just 13 miles North of Rifle, serves as one of America's premiere sport climbing destinations. The 2.5 miles of steep limestone walls that comprise Rifle Mountain Park contain a wealth of routes. Most of the routes are for advanced climbers, but a beginning climber can still find plenty to have fun with. The climbing season runs from mid-April through late October.



Rifle Mountain Park contains an unbelievable concentration of standard setting climbing. Known for it's overhanging enduro-fests, caves and "meat" walls, it's the ultimate rock climber's paradise! With name's like Noble's Wife, Call the Cops, Don't Point That Thing At Me, Swamp Monster, and the Anti-Phil Wall - there are over 100 routes to choose from!

When the days get shorter and the temperature starts to drop, the ice-climbing season begins. from late December through March, ice climbers can be found scaling the frozen waterfalls and smears of ice that cling to the limestone walls. Other visitors to the ice caves can enjoy hiking behind the frozen waterfalls or along Rifle Creek, which typically flows year round.

Attractions

Colorado State Parks
Rifle Gap & Rifle Falls has camping, water skiing, fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, caves and much more!

Rifle Arch
Like Moab, Utah we have an Arch too!

Hunting
You'll find trophy Mule Deer and Elk in the Rifle area. Plus Bear, Pheasant, Turkey and Mountain Lion’s are just some of the game you’ll enjoy tracking.

Rifle Mountain Park
Known for its world class Rock & Ice Climbing – and a year round Ice Cave! Camping, snowmobiling, hiking, 4-Wheeling, jeeping, fishing and more!

Roan Plateau
The beauty speaks for itself!

Colorado River
This magnificent body of water flows right through the heart of Rifle, many locals enjoy the amenities of fishing, white water rafting and float trips amongst this mighty river.

Historic Downtown
Exquisite antique and collectable shops, fine dinning, and western hospitality.

Rodeos
Enjoy a Cowboy tradition and a local favorite!

Events

January
Rifle Gap Ice Fishing Tournament

February
Rifle Snowmobile Club Poker Run

April
Health Fair

May
Rifle Chamber Golf Tournament
Rifle Rendezvous Festival
Rifle Police Department Bike Rodeo
Rollin’ Rendezvous (a freestyle BMX and Skate Boarding Competition)

June
Roan Cliff Chaos Mountain Biking Race
Farmer’s Market (Every Friday)

July
4th of July Parade
Farmer’s Market (Every Friday)

August
Garfield County Fair, Rodeo & Concert
Cheatin’ Woodchuck Chase Run & Family Fun Walk
Farmer’s Market (Every Friday)

September
Pathway to Fishing
Draft Horse Classic
Touch A Truck
Farmer’s Market (Every Friday)

October
Hunter’s Hospitality and Information Center
Annual Chili Cook-Off & Jalapeno Eating Contest
Rifle Rampage (a freestyle BMX & Skate Boarding Competition)
Farmer’s Market (Every Friday)

December
Parade of Homes
Holly Day's

Click here for more information on the events listed above and others held in Rifle, Colorado.

How To Get Here

Rifle, Colorado is just a short drive from just about ANYWHERE! From planes, trains, to automobiles, any which way you decide how to get here, we know you’ll love it once you are here! Settled within the western slope of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, take I-70 exit 90 or Highway 13 South. Along your way, make sure to stop by the Rifle Information Center, located at 200 Lions Park Circle, to say “hello”, enjoy a cup of coffee on us and soak in the breathtaking views of the Roan Plateau nestled within the backdrop of the Colorado River.

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