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Letter: Rifle area features plenty of recreation

It was quite a shock to listen to Shelly Aibner say Rifle has needed a place to recreate for a long time. This area has many places to recreate.

We have a great swimming pool with a water slide, a tennis court with lights, a skateboard park, a dirt track for bikes, a nice park with a covered area for parties, a great water park with a concert area and a covered area for parties, concrete walking and bike paths.

We have a great bowling alley. We have many parks with lots of great areas for family use. We have a great shooting range, thanks to the Sportsman Club. We have two lakes for fishing, boating, camping, picnics and swim beaches. We have the Colorado River for rafting and fishing. We have Rifle Mountain Park for camping, fishing, picnics, hiking trails and climbing walls. We have the JQS area for hiking, biking, dirt biking, ATV trails, and 4-wheeling.

We live a short drive from the Flattop area, the Grand Mesa, The Book Cliffs (Roan Plateau for you new folks); we have Mamm Peak(s) and Beaver Creek. These areas have every kind of activity you want to indulge in. We have some of the best hunting areas in the state right here around Rifle. Then we have all the great winter places to recreate for snow machines, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing and ice fishing. We are an hour away from two great ski areas at Sunlight and Powderhorn.

Let’s not say we need a place to recreate when we have the best of the best all around us. The great part of all this is that it is not inside a $21 million building that we will be paying for the next 30 years.

Jake Mall


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