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Living on the Western Slope

The Western Slope of Colorado refers to the region of the state on the Western side of the continental divide. Our area is made up of three counties: Garfield, Eagle and Pitkin Counties. These counties consist of eight towns over a 75 mile radius with a total population of around 50,000. 

Each town has its own unique and vibrant community with lots to offer. Every season offers its own outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, camping, kayaking, skiing, fishing and water-skiing. 

When considering a relocation to a new area, figuring out where to live is the first step! In October 2017, Country Living ranked Rifle, Colorado seventh on its list of "The Best Small Towns in Colorado".


Points of interest:

Rifle Gap State Park offers a plethora of activities with a 350-acre reservoir that's perfect for swimming near the beach, catching a variety of fish and water-skiing or windsurfing. A popular spot for picnicking, the park has 89 camping sites.

Rifle Mountain Park sees visitors from all around the globe who are eager to experience over 250 bolted climbing routes the park has to offer. With a beginners route being formed, this renowned climbing location is perfect for novices and professionals alike.

Rifle Falls is an area of lush trees and other greenery that's kept wet by the spray of nearby waterfalls. Over the years, it's attracted photographers and even movie crews to capture its natural beauty. The falls also feature mysterious limestone caves underneath, which entice even the most reluctant adventurers.