“Put all the snowmobile trails in Colorado end to end and they’d touch both coasts. Of course, that wouldn’t be nearly as intriguing as the sense of exploration a rider gets exploring all the various networks of trails as they traverse mountains and valleys.” – SnowWest Magazine

Snowmobiling near Rifle, Colorado

Of course, a winter vacation to Colorado would not be complete without taking advantage of snowmobile trails located right here in Rifle. Whether you are visiting during the summer or winter seasons, the Rifle area has many trails to explore with a motorized sports vehicle. Volunteers each year grooms miles of trails for snowmobiling on within the White River National Forest. Other popular snowmobile trails that can be accessed near Rifle are: Grand Mesa, Grass Mesa, the Roan Cliff’s, East & West Divide Creek, Coulter Lake Mesa and at many more.

Before your ride, make sure to register your snowmobile!

(Out-of-State residences must also purchase a “Out-of-State” snowmobile permit)

Snowmobiling in Rifle, Colorado





Roan Plateau, Rifle Creek, Coulter Mesa, West Elk Creek, are some of the popular snowmobile trails in the area, but check out these links for area trail maps!


Snowmobile Safety Tips

  • Never travel alone
  • Tell someone your destination, route and when you plan to return
  • Don’t drink and ride
  • Slow down, especially at night
  • Keep to the right when trail riding
  • Watch for skiers, snowshoers, grooming equipment & other people out enjoying the trail
  • Use caution when crossing lakes & streams
  • Dress appropriately & wear a helmet
  • Respect private property
  • Be familiar with your snowmobile; carry extra spark plugs, drive belts,tool kits, and tow rope
  • Carry a survival kit with map, compass, flashlight, extra food & clothing, first-aid kit, matches, and pocket knife


Always Play It Safe – Be Aware of Avalanche Dangers!

Check the avalanche conditions where you plan to ride

before you go!

Colorado Avalanche Information Centers:

Aspen area (970) 920-1664