5 Adventures ready for you in Rangely

Adventurous Couple in Rangely

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Guests to Rangely, Colorado will discover a place like no different. Outfitted with each kind of out of doors recreation, the city additionally has museums and an arts middle. The City is intently positioned to Canyon Pintado (The Painted Canyon) Nationwide Historic District, with greater than 16,000 acres of public land to hike or tour Fremont and Ute Native American Tribes Rock Artwork. And do not overlook about Dinosaur Nationwide Monument.  

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Listed below are a couple of nice native issues to do: 

1. Step Outdoors! 
Tee off on a difficult nine-hole golf course; expertise among the finest rock crawling parks within the state; view wildlife and rock artwork; make a splash with a number of the many water sports activities alternatives obtainable – floating, kayaking, jet snowboarding, wake boarding, swimming and cliff diving – or fish and boat on the White River and Kenney Reservoir, the place bird-watching alternatives abound; or take an ATV, bike, or hike on miles of filth roads on Bureau of Land Administration land – the selection is yours! You would possibly need to take into consideration bringing alongside your OHV and hitting the paths. 

Golf in Rangely

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On the Water in Rangely

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Ready to Kayak

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2. Impressive Expressions: Arts & Tradition 

The historical past of Rangely and its surrounding space is informed on the Rangely Out of doors Museum. Reveals (displayed inside and outside, regardless of the museum’s identify) embrace Rangely’s first jail, Raven A-1 pumping unit and mining tools (the primary “wildcat” deep properly within the Rangely Weber Sand Unit), and Native American and pioneer settlement artifacts.  

The Rangely Automotive Museum homes an astounding assortment of automotive historical past, in addition to not often seen vehicles and bikes.  

4-Mile Dagger Rock Art

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3. Rock on in Canyon Pintado! 
The marks that the Fremont Tradition, Shoshone Indians, and Ute Indians made on canyon partitions have been preserved by the City of Rangely and Bureau of Land Administration to educate guests in regards to the historical past and tradition of native Native Individuals. There are 16 designated rock artwork websites alongside Canyon Pintado that date again to 1200-1881 A.D. (roughly), together with Mellen Hill web site, Reservoir Web site, Ute Horse Web site, Camel Ridge Web site, Lookout Level Web site, Hoodoo Web site, East Fourmile Web site, State Bridge Web site, Cow Canyon Web site, White Birds Web site, Kokopelli Web site, Waving fingers Web site, Shields Web site, Fremont Ridge Web site, Criminal’s Model Web site, Carrot Man Web site and, although not a rock artwork web site, Keely’s Homestead  proof of the lifetime of Walter Keely, pioneer. 

Kokopelli Pictograph

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4. Jurassic-age dinosaur fossils
Distant and primitive, Dinosaur Nationwide Monument, consists of and protects canyons of the Inexperienced and Yampa Rivers, providing world-class geology, white water rafting, wildlife watching, tenting, climbing and extra. The world-famous Carnegie Dinosaur Quarry is 55 miles from Rangely and a 60-mile drive will get you to historic Echo Park, residence to Steamboat Rock.  

Rangely can be positioned on the Dinosaur Diamond Nationwide Scenic Byway, a 512-mile loop, encompassing components of Western Colorado and Japanese Utah, with views of dinosaur quarries, petroglyphs and pictographs, and prehistoric plateaus. Enjoyable reality: A completely intact dinosaur (hadrosaur) was airlifted to a federal repository in Craig, Colo. in 2019, lower than 4 miles from Rangely. 

5. Reserve three days for SeptemberFest! 
The 42nd Annual SeptemberFest, scheduled for September 3-5, will present three days of enjoyable and pleasure! A Labor Day weekend custom, there’s something for everybody at this fun-filled, family-oriented three-day occasion. Saturday’s schedule at present consists of an all-day journey on an Uintah Railway Tour, a barbecue and chili cookoff, 5K run, Open Home on the Rangely Automotive Museum, bike rally, cornhole event, ball drop and carnival, and free Sonic Soundbath live performance.  

On Sunday, plans embrace an Open Home at The TANK Middle for Sonic Arts, an ice cream social, cribbage event, and dinner and a film with a drawing for 2 quarters of beef. Monday’s slated actions supply a Fireman’s Pancake Breakfast, a Wild West Parade, a craft truthful, automotive present and barbecue within the park, a duck race, and a free live performance with Chris Peterson. 

Rangely Float

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PLUS. . .Store, keep and eat! 
A number of regionally owned companies have objects to convey again great recollections of Rangely. You’ll find antiques, attire, floral preparations, handcrafted merchandise, residence décor and jewellery. 

Choose an eatery setting or delicacies of your alternative  café, pub, Chinese language, Italian or Mexican. They’re all “current and accounted for” in Rangely! Dwelling-style, family-friendly high quality breakfasts, lunches and dinners are able to be served.  

When it’s time to chill and loosen up after a busy day (and prepare for tomorrow’s itinerary!), Rangely gives a wide range of lodging choices, together with a mattress & breakfast, in-town lodge with cabins, motel with swimming pool and sizzling tub, and a centrally positioned resort, together with many campgrounds and RV Parks.

Rangely Birthday Celebration

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The Town of Rangely is able to welcome you! Tell us if you find yourself coming for a go to and we are going to do our greatest to make your time – whether or not sooner or later, every week or extra!  one thing particular. We’re positioned at 209 E Essential St., Rangely, CO 81648.

Name us at 970-675-8476 or e-mail jcaldwell@rangelyco.gov. 


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