Things to Do in Rifle, Colorado

For years, Rifle has been a popular destination in Colorado. From discovering waterfalls to exploring heritage centers and parks, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re planning a day trip from Grand Junction or you’re from the area, consider these local things to do in Rifle, Colorado, courtesy of Columbine Ford. And remember, you can always explore Rifle behind the wheel of a new Ford!

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Nature and Parks in Rifle, Colorado

Colorado is known for scenic hikes and diverse landscapes, and Rifle exemplifies this with the nature and parks accessible for Glenwood Springs drivers. Check out the following:

  • Rifle Gap State Park: Visit Rifle Gap State Park for adventures like boating, fishing, swimming, water-skiing, and windsurfing, as well as camping at one of the park’s 89 sites.
  • Rifle Falls: Head to Rifle Falls, Colorado to witness the state’s only 80-foot triple waterfall, and make sure to explore small limestone caves and the various trails.
  • Harvey Gap State Park: Fishers from Glenwood Springs and beyond will love Harvey Gap State Park, where there are catfish, bass, perch, rainbow trout, and more.
  • Rifle Arch Trail: Take the Rifle Arch Trail across desert scrub, up to a shelf overlooking the Roan Plateau and Battlement Mesa, and over to a hillside that leads to the Rifle Arch.

Local Attractions in Rifle, Colorado

Nature aside, Rifle, Colorado boasts many local attractions and points of interest for those in the Aspen area.

  • Ute Theater: Owned by the City of Rifle and recently renovated, the Ute Theater is an event center that hosts concerts, performances, films, celebrations, and more, with most ticketing as general admission.
  • Rifle Heritage Center: At the Rifle Heritage Center and Museum, visitors will experience a wide variety of exhibits and interactive displays that depict Rifle’s past, including one of the area’s largest Native American artifact exhibits.

Get More Local Recommendations From Columbine Ford!

Interested in exploring Rifle further? Looking for a way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Here at Columbine Ford, we are always happy to offer our recommendations on the many tasty restaurant recommendations and best hiking trails in the area. Don’t hesitate to get in touch for more information, and keep us in mind for all of your Ford service needs!

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