Living Here

Sanbornpix042-300x240You can see there are many reasons that Rifle is a great place to live. Rifle is striving to differentiate itself from countless other rural communities that have endured multiple boom-and-bust economic cycles. As our community’s common goals for our economic future become a reality, Rifle can and will become a place that is not only known for its recreational activities, but for its outside-the-box thinking in shaping the way people live and work in a vibrant, competitive business environment. The City of Rifle has a vision of being a community that not only is affected by energy, but is also a good steward of it.

Rifle is where the old west, meets the new west. Rich with western heritage and history, many downtown businesses are located within historical buildings dating back to the 1900’s.

Our story begins with . . .

Real People Western Heritage
Real Values Western Spirit
Real Jobs Western Outdoor Recreation
for REAL Families Western Sense of Adventure

INNOVATION for the Future

Learn more by visiting our Real Western Innovation website

INNOVATION for the Future!

Nation’s Largest Community-Owned Solar Array Right Here in Rifle

Former Governor Bill Ritter praised Rifle area electric company Holy Cross Energy, the Clean Energy Collective (CEC) and Garfield County for collaborating to install what is, for now, the nation’s largest community-owned solar array. The array’s 3,575 solar energy panels are expected to produce more than 1,500 megawatt-hours of clean, renewable electricity each year for as many as 350 Holy Cross Energy customers who buy in to the project.  “Our ability to move to a clean energy economy in Colorado is a product of the political will that the people of the state have, to really try and find clean energy solutions,” Ritter said.


The vision of the Garfield School District No. Re-2 is to encourage, nurture and challenge every student, every day. Ours is a district of high expectations, high standards, and a persistent pursuit of quality from our staff and our students. In our District, we have a National Blue Ribbon School, three Governor’s Award winning schools, and high schools emphasizing International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP).

The teachers and staff of Garfield Re-2 live our vision every day. We believe that each and every one of our kids deserves the love a teacher, the inspirations from a great lesson, and the hope of being the absolute best and most productive citizen they can be.

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Grand River Hospital and Medical Center first in United States! 

Rifle’s local hospital will be among the first U.S. facilities to offer breakthrough procedure!

Grand River Hospital and Medical Center in Rifle is the first in the United States to order the 3D breast tomosynthesis equipment for breast cancer screening with a Selenia® Dimensions® digital mammography system. Grand River will be one of the first facilities in the nation to offer this service to women. The Selenia Dimensions system offers exceptionally sharp breast images, an advanced ergonomic design providing more patient comfort, and a groundbreaking 3D tomosynthesis platform designed to deliver superior screening and diagnostic performance. Grand River is committed to the fight against breast cancer. In offering 3D breast tomosynthesis digital mammography, Grand River will be offering women the latest technology in mammography, provides the latest in imaging quality.
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WESTERN Heritage!

Walk through” Rifle’s history with this

“Historical Walking Tour”.

Or browse this brochure that showcases Rifle’s finest “Works of Art” you’ll want to make sure you see!

City of Rifle (970) 625-2121

Garfield RE-2 School District (970) 665-7600

Grand River Hospital and Medical Center (970) 625-1510

Colorado Mountain College (970) 625-1871

Garfield County Airport (970) 625-1091

Where the Rifle Chamber Office is located in Rifle…

From the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce to City Hall:
Total Driving Distance: 1.0 miles

From the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce to Art Dague Pool & Waterslide (City Pool):
Total Driving Distance: 2.2 miles

From the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce to Rifle Creek Museum:
Total Driving Distance: 1.2 miles

From the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce to Rifle Fireside Lanes (Grand Valley Bowl):
Total Driving Distance: 4.2 miles

From the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce to Rifle Creek Golf Course:
Total Driving Distance: 7.1 miles

From the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce to Rifle Gap Visitor Center:
Total Driving Distance: 10 miles

From the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce to Rifle Falls:
Total Driving Distance: 13.8 miles

From the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce to Rifle Fish Hatchery:
Total Driving Distance: 15.4 miles

From the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce to Rifle Mountain Park (Ice Caves):
Total Driving Distance: 16.4 miles