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Getting to Rifle Canyon
Rifle Canyon (Rifle Mountain Park) is a city park located actually about 20 miles North of city of Rifle in a deep valley cutting through high mesas of White River Mtns.

From Rifle: drive North on Hwy 13 and then on Rd 325 and follow signs to get to Rifle Gap Reservoir, Rifle Falls State Park and State Fish Hatchery. After passing the latter, the paved road ends and a beaten road leads to Rifle Mountain Park which is about a mile from Fish Hatchery.

From Newcastle: most climbers coming from East get out of I-70 at Newcastle (exit 105). If you are doing it for the first time, just drive straight North at stop sign after the exist on Castle Valley Blvd that by-passes the center of town and continue to Bufford Rd going North-West from Newcastle. Bufford Rd is also marled as Road 245 and it follows a valley where you should see grazing sheep. Do not make turns, continue always on the main road that becomes Road 226 also called Grass Valley Rd. This road leads to Road 325 described above, turn right at the junction and continue for about 5 miles to Rifle Mountain Park. If you are getting there for the first time look at a map (see below) so it makes more sense.
Area Map
Rifle Canyon structure