This area has been a long time favorite of locals, and established climbing came into the canyon in the early 1980’s. By the mid 80’s only a handful of routes existed but examples such as “Never Believe,” and “Rumor Has It,” still some of the best climbs in the canyon today, proved that quality climbing on the steep walls was possible and development took off!
As a destination climbing area, today, over 400 routes are represented in Rifle Mountain Park, ranging from beginner to expert.
The crystal clear waters of Rifle Creek flow in the State-run fish hatchery that sits at the canyon mouth. Just downstream from the hatchery are the beautiful falls of Rifle Falls State Park.
*During high season, from May-September, parking in Rifle Falls State Park and Rifle Mountain Park can be challenging. If you’re planning a visit, please contact us for shuttle options or consider car-pooling from the town of Rifle, just 15 miles away. Transportation is included with any booking through RCG.