Things to do in Rifle, Colorado

On the I-70 corridor between Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction, the town of Rifle is a full-color snapshot of Colorado’s rural mountain life. It sits at the base of the White River Plateau, offering the perfect staging area for a deer or elk hunting trip. Campers can stock or restock for trips into the White River National Forest, and travelers can listen to the local ranchers talk cattle, hay, roundup and branding. Guns are also a popular item of discussion in the aptly named town.

Lodging options are plentiful in Rifle, and when it comes time to grab a bite to eat, there are choices galore – including the gun-friendly Shooters Grill. Cuisines run the whole gamut, from Italian to Mexican to Asian and fusion. Fast food, wings, pizza, homemade, diner and more are all there.

Some 15 miles north of Rifle is Rifle Gap State Park, where there’s plentiful camping, fishing and boating on the reservoir. Nearby limestone caves formed by a 50-foot waterfall offer spelunking, if that’s your game, and you are at the gate to the Flat Tops Wilderness area and not far from Grand Mesa.

Everything pertaining to the great outdoors is not only accessible, but it’s also waiting to be enjoyed. Fittingly, rodeo is big, very big, in Rifle. There’s also excellent fishing – including ice fishing in the winter – on a number of waterways, camping in virtually every direction, golfing, hiking, ice and rock climbing, mountain biking, skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and snowboarding – and much more.

For lovers of true Americana, Western history lovingly showcased with Native artifacts and settlers’ memorabilia at the Rifle Creek Museum, and a Veterans Memorial pays tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.


Japanese Flower Exhibition – Celebrate the Holidays

Dec 09 - Dec 10

1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO

Celebrate the Holidays 休暇を楽しんでね, Demo 2:00 PM December 10, 2023, Boulder Library Canyon Auditorium We in


Ugly Sweater 5K

Dec 17

Washington Park, Denver, CO

By golly, be jolly! Join us at the Ugly Christmas Sweater 5K at Denver’s Washington Park on Sunday, December 17.


Victorian Christmas Tea Party

Dec 23

Trinidad History Museum, 312 East Main Street, Trinidad, CO

Celebrate the season with a Victorian Christmas-inspired tea party! Teas from the Trinidad Tea Company will be served al


Brushes & Brews

Dec 27

114 N Tejon St., #100, Colorado Springs, CO

Calling all artists and beer lovers! Join us for a Brushes and Brews class at our brewery on Dec 27 from 6:30pm to 8:30p


New Years Eve Denver NYE Bar Crawl – All Access Pass to 10+ Venues

Dec 31

Larimer Beer Hall, 2012 Larimer St., Denver, CO

NEW YEARS EVE DENVER PUB CRAWL (Sunday, December 31st) ? DENVER NYE BAR CRAWL ? ? Join over 300+ guests on our annual Ne


New Year’s Eve at Studio CR

Dec 31 - Jan 01

141 East Meadow Drive, Suite 104, Vail, CO

Prepare to step into the world of disco decadence, lights, and extravagance as we invite you to relive the iconic magic


Foods of the Winter Solstice

Jan 20

123 N. College, Suite 130 Fort Collins, CO

Foods of the Winter Solstice will be presented from noon to 3 pm Saturday, Jan. 20, at The Cooking Studio Fort Collins.


Peter & The Wolf – Family Concert

Jan 21

2908 S Timberline Road, Fort Collins, CO

Please join us for a delightful one-hour family-friendly concert for the young and young at heart! This concert features


Compagnie Herve Koubi

Jan 23

2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver, CO

French-Algerian dance prodigy Herve Koubi brings his dance company, featuring 14 virtuoso street performers, to perform


Dvořák Discovery – Fort Collins Symphony

Feb 03

417 West Magnolia Street, Fort Collins, CO

Discover the roots of American classical music with “Dvořák Discovery.” Dvorak’s beloved 9th Symphony,


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