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Connects: Highway 325, Rifle Gap State Park, Lakeview Campground, Cedar Campground, Pinyon Campground, Sage Campground

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Rifle Gap

Rifle Gap through the Grand Hogback

Rifle, CO – Rock

Rifle Gap is a narrow pass through the Grand Hogback that goes to Rifle Gap State Park located 10 miles off I-70 northeast of Rifle. This is a site along Highway 325 northeast of Rifle, CO.

To get to Rifle Gap from Glenwood Springs, travel west on I-70 and take Exit 90 to CO-13 North to Rifle/Meeker. Turn right onto CO-13 North and continue straight on Railroad Ave. Just past Downtown Rifle turn right onto CO-325 North and in 3.5 miles pass the Rifle Creek Golf Course and just ahead is the Gap.

News about the gap can be found at:
The Denver Post (August 21, 2010) – 40 years ago, the artists cloaked a windy Colorado pass in orange
Colorado Central Magazine (June 1, 2009) – Christo and Rifle Gap – What really happened?

More information can be found at:
Christo and Jeanne Claude – Valley Curtain
Colorado Parks & Wildlife – Rifle Gap State Park


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