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Christmas Day Hike .

With about 6” if fresh snow we were the first to hike to the arch . Was absolutely spectacular... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2018
christine6369
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Rifle, Colorado
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Worth the hike

We took this 2.8-mile round trip hike in December. The trail was well-marked and the Arch is a... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2018
Theresa L
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Winter Haven, Florida
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20 Jan 2018
“Christmas Day Hike . ”
1 Jan 2018
“Worth the hike”
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Highway 13, North of Rifle to Mile Marker 7, Rifle, CO
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Don't be put off by the first steep hill of this hike. It is short and then becomes an easy trail up to the bottom of the mountain face below the arch. Look closely to your right as you get to get the flat part...More

3  Thank Jan L
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Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Rifle Arch Trail was about 7 miles north out of town, but an excellent quick hike if you need to move your legs and get some fresh air. This trail me a little over an hour there and back. It offers nice views to the...More

1  Thank mb_explore
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

With about 6” if fresh snow we were the first to hike to the arch . Was absolutely spectacular . One of my favorite local hikes !! What a great way to get out with family on Christmas morning ! It’s better outside !

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

We took this 2.8-mile round trip hike in December. The trail was well-marked and the Arch is a site to see. I could not imagine hiking this is the height of summer, but for fall through spring, it was very enjoyable for our entire family.

Thank Theresa L
Reviewed 4 November 2017

The wife and I enjoy this hike in the mornings when it is cooler out and less bugs but getting to the arch makes it all worth it. Bring water and a snack and enjoy a relaxing conversation on one of the benches along the...More

2  Thank StuM210
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

On a recent trip to Colorado, we hiked the Rifle Arch Trail, a round trip of approx 3.6 miles and an altitude rise of 8-900 ft. from around 6000 ft. The trail head is marked and easily found along the road, with good parking available...More

2  Thank jimattheozarks
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Hard to find the trail head. It's just a little place to pullover on the side of the road, not well marked, but worth the effort. Great for adults and kids. Nice scenery. We pack a picnic and eat at the arch. Fun and picture-worthy!

Thank iamkarij
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Rifle Arch Trail was about 7 miles north out of town, but an excellent quick hike if you need to move your legs and get some fresh air. This trail me a little over an hour there and back. It offers nice views to the...More

1  Thank mb_explore
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is a great spot for pictures. This hike is mostly gentle but has a few challenging places. Great for a early morning workout or just a evening walk. Bring your own water bottle.

2  Thank bubba2244
Reviewed 24 March 2016

the R Arch is a low-key but scenic and rarely-crowded trail not too far up and north of Rifle. A local Boy Scout Troop maintains the trail and you gotta hand it to 'em: it is a good well-marked trail. The end of your trip...More

2  Thank tiburondelnorte
Reviewed 21 October 2015

This is an easy and enjoyable hike, with a good reward at the end in the form of an interesting geographic formation. Worth a visit.

1  Thank Sirailin
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Don't be put off by the first steep hill of this hike. It is short and then becomes an easy trail up to the bottom of the mountain face below the arch. Look closely to your right as you get to get the flat part...More

3  Thank Jan L
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