It’s no secret that Coloradoans are thrill seekers. As a whole, we like to get out and enjoy the outdoors—by boat, by bike, by vehicle, and by foot—no matter the season. If you live in Rifle, Colorado, and have recently purchased a new Chevy Equinox, Suburban, Tahoe, or Traverse from Mountain Chevrolet, chances are good you’re itching to take your new Chevy SUV outside of Rifle and explore the great state of Colorado. Here are the top 5 destinations within 5 hours of Rifle to take your new SUV for the ultimate adventure.Colorado River:
If you like canoeing or kayaking, there’s no better river than the Colorado, which starts in our great state and flows through other southwestern states into Mexico. In Colorado, the upper portion of the river is calmer, ideal for beginners. The best place to kayak or canoe might just be the Glenwood Canyon region, which is beautiful, and just 30 minutes outside of Rifle.
The city of Colorado Springs, 4 hours outside of Rifle, has a number of outdoor activities and locations to visit, including zip-lining, visiting the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, or going for a hike in Pikes Peak.
Rocky Mountain National Park:
Drive your new Chevy through Rocky Mountain National Park, 3 hours from Rifle, for scenic views and chances to spot wildlife. Be sure to stop by Bear Lake and Chapel on the Rock and try out the Emerald Lake Trail.
The city of Denver, a 3 hour drive from Rifle, may have the faster city pace, but it also has plenty to do outdoors, including the Foothills Explorer Tour and a Sunset Hiking Tour.
Mesa Verde National Park:
About 5 hours outside of Rifle, this park features ancient ruins for the whole family to explore.
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