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 Buttermilk

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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 considered to be the best of the best.  With miles upon miles of golden 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…

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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 popular 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…

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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 & Fishing

HUNTING & FISHING 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 Wilderness Area and the White River National Forest.  This area has the largest elk herd in the country at almost 280,000. Flat Tops Wilderness Area The Flat Tops Wilderness Area…

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Entertainment in Rifle

ENTERTAINMENT IN RIFLE UTE THEATRE #1 Live Music Venue The Ute Theater and Events Center has become a centerpiece in downtown Rifle. It’s owned and operated by the City of Rifle and went through an extensive renovation in 2014 that turned the facility into a state of the art venue that is a major asset to our beautiful town.  …

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Shopping and Dining

SHOPPING & DINING Eat Restaurants, Food & Beverages A visit to Rifle presents a full culinary delight of options for the foodie in all of us. Culinary delights in Rifle are matched by beverage options including beer, wine, coffee, and craft cocktails as well the unique atmospheres and environments. Catering to virtually every taste, Rifle offers a multitude of exquisite…

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Mountain Biking

MOUNTAIN BIKING “Accessibility is the other perk to Rifle’s local mountain bike trails; getting to singletrack takes roughly the same amount of time whether pedaling from downtown, or exiting I-70. ” Aaron Mattix Gumption TRAIL WORKS If you are looking for a change from homogenized machine built flow trails, Rifle offers a throwback to an earlier era, where trails were…

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