If attractions are what you seek then Rangely, Colorado has much to offer the visitor, that is if you seek an experience with nature, wildlife or an adventure off the beaten track. Of course some people also enjoy relaxing in more familiar man-made environments. In these cases, there is an abundance of community facilities available to help you relax and enjoy the region.
You can do things on your own here - solitude is abundant. Some locals say "Rangely is not the edge of the world but you can see it from here" others point out that Rangely is simply "An unknown Utopia."
There are herds of pronghorn antelope, deer, elk, and wild horses, and miles of scenic adventure roads, bike paths, and hiking trails through high desert plateaus, canyons, and mountains. Dinosaur National Monument's Fossil Quarry is close by, as are other fossil beds. as well as the surrounding Canyon Country! Our White River offers boating and canoeing. There's a reservoir for motor boating, sailing, fishing and swimming. There are nearby mountain streams with beaver dams, a wealth of bird life and small mammals, and thousands of square miles of public lands to explore.
A new activity to the Rangely area that is gaining a large following is Rock Crawling -- an extreme form of off road driving using vehicles anywhere from stock to highly modified all built to overcome obstacles. In rock crawling, drivers pilot highly modified four-wheel-drive vehicles such as trucks, Jeeps, and "buggies" over very harsh terrain. Rock crawling is about slow-speed, careful and precise driving. Rock crawlers often drive up, down and across obstacles that would appear completely impassable to the average person.
Rangely also sports the outdoor Rangely Museum and the Raven A1 Exhibit chronicling the history of the area. The town has camper parks, restaurants, motels, a recreation center with an indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, a racquetball court, and a variety of stores and services. We are even home to a cozy community college that offers a robust academic menu, a variety of summer camps and conferences, and special climbing gym where you can learn basic and advanced mountain climbing skills.
Certainly, no golfer should miss the nine holes at Cedar Ridges. With our days of sunshine you can play a round of golf 7 months or more each year. The course is well maintained and challenging. The men's and women's clubs provide regular tournaments throughout the summer.
For those wanting an experience with history and culture, you are not left out in Rangely either.
The history of the region can be traced back to prehistoric times. Rangely is located on the Dinosaur Diamond Scenic Byway, one of a limited number of dual state scenic byways in the country and within a short distance is the National Historic region Canyon Pintado which is filled with rock art sites from the Fremont and Ute tribes
Rangely is blessed with a host of local facilities managed by the Western Rio Blanco Recreation and Park District. This local taxpayer supported district is responsible for the Recreation Center, Cedar Ridges Golf Course and the many parks throughout town.