Whether you are new to the sport or a mountain biking enthusiast you will enjoy the variety of Rifle area trails featuring shale cliffs, sandstone mesas, sagebrush parks and pinion-juniper woodland, grass and wildflower meadows, mountain streams and aspen and fir forests. Panoramic views extend for many miles showcasing the quiet splendor of the Elk Mountains, Gore Range, Grand Mesa, the Flat Tops and the western plateaus. Pick up a trail map at the Information Center just off the highway in Rifle, Colorado and explore the beauty of our nearby mountain trails.
A local favorite is a short 3-mile drive north of town. JQS Road is a packed dirt and stone one-lane road that meanders 7-miles to the top of the Roan Cliffs overlooking Rifle, Colorado. For a more challenging ride, go off the beaten path onto one of the jeep roads or single tracks lining the main road. From there, bikers can ride for hours discovering a variety of wildlife over rolling hills and sometimes steep cliffs.
The Rifle Information Center at 200 Lions Park Circle provides area mountain biking trail maps. Follow signs to the information center off of Interstate 70, exit 90.
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TOP 10 Hiking & Biking Trails in the Rifle Area