Rifle Mountain Park is the property of the city of Rifle. Climbing activities are allowed under the condition that climbers respect park regulations.
All visitors must buy a daily or season pass.
Park at designated areas only. Be considerate of other climbers, park tight. It is not OK to park on the sides of the road at unmarked spots. Walk from the car to your project, let your legs absorb those 157 extra feet.
Always pay for your site. This is not included with a day pass. Respect allocations for tents and vehicles per each site.
Dogs must be on a leash. This is Rifle City Park law.
Trash – Please pick up trash, even if it doesn’t belong to you. Keep campsites and crags clean.
Do not belay from the road at Project Wall and avoid obstructing traffic on the road by standing or walking in the middle. It is a county road and the only access for locals and services for their business in the high country
Drive slow and obey posted speed limits.
Supervise and be considerate of other climbers.
MUSIC AT THE CRAG
Music at the crag – Play music from headphones, not speakers.
Remove your rope when not in use so others can climb the route.
TRAIL MAINTENANCE AND TREES
Do not cut down vegetation. Please let the RCC know if trail or bridge maintenance is needed.
PERMADRAWS / FIXED GEAR
Do not add permanent fixed draws. Any new permanent hardware must be approved by the City of Rifle and RCC.
NYLON / ALUMINUM QUICK DRAWS
Remove all old quick draws and take your project draws down before the season ends.
NEW ROUTES AND REBOLTING
Do not change original bolt locations or add bolts. All new routes and hardware must be approved by RCC and the City of Rifle. Work should only be done when the canyon is quiet, not on busy weekends or when picnickers are present.
GUIDES, SCHOOLS, AND BUSINESSES
A permit and proper insurance is required. Contact Rifle Parks and Recreation for more information.