Address 13885 County Road 217. (End of State Highway 325--north of Rifle Falls Fish Hatchery)
State Hwy 13 or Railroad Avenue (which becomes 13) North through the
City. Take a right on Hwy 325 (bowling alley at the corner), this will
head you toward Rifle Creek Golf Course and Rifle Gap Reservoir. Drive
over the dam at Rifle Gap and continue on Hwy 325 until you reach the
Rifle Fish Hatchery. The road will change to gravel after the fish
hatchery. The entrance to the park starts about 2000 feet after the
road turns to gravel.
June 7, 1910 a Special Act passed by the 61st Congress, granted a
number of municipalities the chance to claim land to make them
into parks. In Colorado, Denver, Glenwood Springs and Rifle took this
opportunity. Denver's became Winter Park Resort and Red Rocks.
Glenwood's became the South Canyon Landfill. And on October 21, 1921, a
US Patent signed by Warren G. Harding made Rifle Mountain Park.
Visitors from all over the globe visit the park for its rock climbing.
The park boasts over 250 bolted climbing routes. New routes are bolted
through a permitting process, that includes the Rifle Climbers
Coalition. A beginners area is currently being formed.