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Rifle is where the "old west" meets the "new west", where you'll find that small town western feel with a splash of big city appeal. Rifle, Colorado has so much to offer. Don't Just Read About Rifle, Come Discover It For Yourself!

 

EVENT SCHEDULE

 

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January
Rifle Gap Ice Fishing Tournament

February
Rifle Snowmobile Club Poker Run

April
Grand River Gallop 5k, April 16, 9am start, Rifle

May:
Rifle Chamber Vivian Raymond Memorial Golf Tournament
Rifle Rendezvous Festival

June
Roan Cliff Chaos, June 21, North of Rifle on Bureau of Land Mgmt JQS area. This BLM race series is on desert trails with many desert hazards.

Centennial Park Concert Series
Sunday, June 12 - The Wendy Woo Band
Sunday, June 19 - Real to Reel
Sunday, June 26 - Bob Malone
Sunday, July 3 - Earthbeat and Lindsey O"Brien Band.

Rifle Farmers Market (Friday evenings)

July

4th of July Parade, Rifle City Hall and Heinze Park

Garfield County Air Fair, July 8-9, Rifle. Scheduled: Red, White and Loud's Country music star Aaron Tippin and CAF's B-29 FIFI. The Golden Knights Parachute team. Happy aerobatics - Kelly Pietriwicz "flying babe". Indy Boys with ehir Jet School Bus and Jet Outhouse. Aerostars formation Aerobatic 3-man demonstration team in the YAK 52TW and more!

Rifle Farmer's Market, Friday June 24-Sept. 30. Located on East Avenue directly beside the newly constructed Rifle Branch Library in Downtown Rifle!" "Rifle Farmer's Market has become an anticipated summer tradition, combining our community with homegrown, home-made quality produce and products from our little valley. It's the Market where you'll see your neighbor, catch up on the week and kick up your heels to local, live bands playing every week. It's the market where you'll take home a basket full of fresh vegetables and delicious fruits, taste freshly baked breads and honeys, sample mouthwatering melons and try all the flavors of this abundant and diverse market!

Centennial Concert Series,. June 12th - July 3rd Sunday evenings beginning at 6:00 pm, Centennial Park 300 West 5th Street, Rifle CO, Free. Join us to begin a new summer tradition for Rifle, Colorado, as the City of Rifle and Rifle Visitor Improvement Fund present Centennial Concert Series 2011! A variety of bands will be playing throughout the series including Wendy Woo on June 12, The Filthy Rich Band on June 19, Ivory Drive on June 26 and ending the series with a 'bang' on July 3 with special performance by Earthbeat, followed by the Lindsey O'Brien Band and ending the night with Rifle's own firework display! We welcome the community to enjoy this free event. Kick up your heels to the variety of music, explore local tastes from vendors in the park, and feast your eyes on the art showcases every week!

August

Cheatin Woodchuck Chase 5 Mile, August 6, Rifle Mountain Park, 9am start

Garfield County Fair, Parade & Rodeo, August 2-6, The Fair Opens Up Wednesday August 3rd with the Kids Rodeo & Mutton Bustin' and our Barn Dance featuring 19 year old Billboard recording artist Armiger.

  • Thursday night we will feature the Mutton Bustin' Finals and the PBR Rodeo which is an event for anyone who likes high tempo action and some rough ridin". These bull riders are from all over the country and are the best of the Best. Check out their website www.pbrnow.com
  • Friday night we offer some high flying stunts and acrobatics with the Mobile FMX motorcycle stunt team. It is like nothing you have ever seen before!
  • And lastly Saturday night is the ever popular Demolition Derby. Lots and smashes and crashes to appease the motorhead in all of us.
  • Of course we will showcase our 4H Livestock shows and Saturday's Sale as well as our Open class artisans, horticulturists and kids projects too.
  • New elements to this year, we will have local, regional and national live music and entertainment from our "Backstage" Thursday & Friday from 3-7pm and Saturday from 12-7pm.
  • In addition we have added the Vendor Village open to all crafters and merchants. Garfield County Merchants are encouraged to have a booths and sell their wares. There will also be a section for Colorado hand crafters also.
  • Kids will enjoy our carnival as well as the music and entertainment all day long.

Rifle Farmer's Market, Friday June 24-Sept. 30. Located on East Avenue directly beside the newly constructed Rifle Branch Library in Downtown Rifle!" "Rifle Farmer's Market has become an anticipated summer tradition, combining our community with homegrown, home-made quality produce and products from our little valley. It's the Market where you'll see your neighbor, catch up on the week and kick up your heels to local, live bands playing every week. It's the market where you'll take home a basket full of fresh vegetables and delicious fruits, taste freshly baked breads and honeys, sample mouthwatering melons and try all the flavors of this abundant and diverse market!


September
Pathway to Fishing, Sept. 2, Rifle Visitors Center - Lions Pond. Come join the Rif;e recreation department in cinjunction witht eh Division of Woldlife, Rifle Falls Hatchery, Colorado Sprotsman Wildlife und, Colorado State Parks and Bureau of Land Management for this exciting event. Ages 6-12 years will learn basics of knot tying, casting, about fish ecology and other interesting facts. Al participants receive free tackle box, tackle and casting pole.

Rifle Farmer's Market, Friday June 24-Sept. 30. Located on East Avenue directly beside the newly constructed Rifle Branch Library in Downtown Rifle!" "Rifle Farmer's Market has become an anticipated summer tradition, combining our community with homegrown, home-made quality produce and products from our little valley. It's the Market where you'll see your neighbor, catch up on the week and kick up your heels to local, live bands playing every week. It's the market where you'll take home a basket full of fresh vegetables and delicious fruits, taste freshly baked breads and honeys, sample mouthwatering melons and try all the flavors of this abundant and diverse market!

October
Annual Chili Cook-Off & Jalapeno Eating Contest

December
Holy Days Celebration

For more information about these events visit www.riflechamber.com

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FAST FACTS

 

1) Outdoor Life Magazine ranks Rifle, Colorado #17 in the Top 200 Towns for Outdoorsmen (Sportsmen) 2008

2) 2009 Outdoor Life Magazine ranks Rifle, Colorado #27 in American’s Best Hunting & Fishing Towns

3) Sunset Magazine lists Rifle Falls #6 Top 10 Waterfalls to Visit 2008

4) 1970-1972 Artist Christo Javacheff constructed a 250,000 square foot orange “Valley Curtain” veiling across the Rifle Creek / Rifle Gap valley

 

ATTRACTIONS

 


Colorado State Park: Rifle Gap & Rifle Falls: Camping, Water Skiing, Fishing, Boating, Swimming, Hiking, Cave’s and much more!

- Rifle Arch: like Moab, Utah we too have an Arch!

- Hunting: Trophy Mule Deer and Elk have been hunted in the Rifle area. Bear, Pheasant, Turkey and Mountain Lion’s are just some of the game you’ll enjoy tracking.

- Rifle Mountain Park: Known for it’s 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.

- Rodeo’s: Enjoy a Cowboy tradition and a local favorite!

Activities in the area include white water rafting, fishing (rivers & lakes, ice fishing and world class fly fishing), boating, hunting, golfing, camping, hiking, biking, world famous rock climbing, national top 10 snowmobile destinations, snow-shoeing, skiing and snowboarding and more!

 

See a full list of Things to do in Colorado

See the Royal Gorge Colorado Vacation Guide

See the Estes Park Colorado Vacation Guide

See the Fort Collins Colorado Vacation Guide

See the The Guide to Colorado Rafting

See the Colorado Camping Guide

See the Durango Silverton Colorado Train Guide

See the Leadville Colorado Guide
ACCOMMODATIONS

 

Are you interested in a rustic mountain cabin or a modern brand name hotel with all the amenities? Or would you rather camp along a Rocky Mountain lake or stream? With all there is to do in Rifle, Colorado, you are going to need a place to lay your weary head at night. Contact the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce (800) 842-2085 or visit our website at www.riflechamber.com and we’ll help you find the perfect lodging for your next Rifle, Colorado hunting or fishing expedition, family vacation, or business trip. Rifle welcomed 3 NEW Hotels in 2009!


DIRECTIONS AND MAP
 
Planes, trains & automobiles, any which way you decide to get here - you know you'll love it once you are here! If traveling through Rifle, stop in and say "hello" and enjoy a FREE cup of coffee on us! We are located at 200 Lions Park Circle, within the Rifle Information Center at Rifle's Rest Area. Conveniently just off I-70 Interstate, with public restrooms - open 24 hours a day, a dump station & running water for RV's and campers. Or just stretch your legs while taking a short stroll around Lion's Pond but bring your fishing poles as trout and many other species of fish are plentiful within the lake. Take exit 90 I-70 or Highway 13 South.
 
 
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