Garfield County, established in 1883, is located in the beautiful Rocky Mountain region of Western Colorado and includes the towns of Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Carbondale, New Castle, Battlement Mesa, Silt and Parachute. Garfield County is the eighth most extensive and twelfth most populous of all Colorado counties.
You will find numerous outdoor activities here such as: fishing, rafting, biking, skiing/snowboarding, kayaking, hunting and hiking. Explore the Flattops Wilderness, Hanging Lake in Glenwood Canyon, Rifle Gap Reservoir and Rifle Mountain Park, Harvey Gap State Park in Silt or relax in the largest mineral hot springs pool located along Interstate 70 in Glenwood Springs (the County seat).
Rifle is a very short drive to world renowned ski resorts like Aspen, Vail and Beaver creek. If you would like to travel through the county, drive the Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway or West Elk Loop Scenic Byway. Come and visit, see for yourself the beauty and enjoy all the activities that Garfield County has to offer.