Individual Identity, Collective Community
A progressive and innovative outdoor-oriented community of 10,000, Rifle is poised to quickly become the largest city in Garfield County. Occupying a highly visible place along the Colorado River and I-70 corridor–with three full interchanges providing access to the city and adjacent lands–Rifle truly lives up to its city motto, Real Western Innovation.
With extensive new infrastructure and a revitalized downtown, Rifle has recently attracted a new 7-plex theater.
Other city improvements include:
- New 28,000 square foot state-of-the-art library
- New parking structure and civic plaza
- The first Compressed Natural Gas station on the Western Slope
- Two new I-70 roundabouts
- $23M wastewater reclamation facility
- New Police/Courts facility
- New Parks building
- An 11-acre downtown linear park
Rifle is a unique western community that is embracing tremendous opportunities for growth, and its spirit of Real Western Innovation.
New Castle is a prosperous, Authentically Colorado community with a vibrant Main Street, a thriving I-70 intersection and a diverse job market.
As the Western Slope's fastest-growing town, New Castle’s unique location makes it an attractive place to do business. The town is located at the western edge of the Rocky Mountains, just east of Plateau Country. The Grand Hogback, which stretches over 100 miles, crosses the Colorado River at New Castle forming the southern and western edge of town.
The New Castle-Buford Road provides direct access to the heart of the Flattops Wilderness and the White River Forest. This area provides opportunities for hunting, fishing, backpacking, camping, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and a range of other wilderness activities. Wilderness access brings many outdoor recreationists through the town, where they patronize our businesses.
The town is also home to the award-winning Lakota Canyon Ranch Golf Course and numerous town parks.
The town of 4500 offers mountain living, with a wide range of housing options. Easy access to Interstate 70 and the Garfield County Airport makes it attractive to light industry and retail investors. Commercial space and building lots are available on Main Street and near the I-70 interchange, and there are opportunities for development in both mixed-use areas and industrial and performance zones.
A community of 1,000, Parachute sits adjacent to the unincorporated development of Battlement Mesa, population 3,700. Situated 45 minutes from Grand Junction and Glenwood Springs, Parachute has ample commercial property available to support new business opportunities.
The town is headquartered at the confluence of the Colorado River and Parachute Creek, both of which are popular waterways for fishing. The area boasts four hotels, three of which were built within the last five years and total more than 250 rooms.
An unincorporated community of 3,700, Battlement Mesa comprises 3,200-acres located above the Colorado River with high mountain desert views of the Bookcliffs and surrounding valley.
Battlement Mesa mirrors its neighboring communities with its immediate access and heavy use of outdoor recreational opportunities. With an 18-hole golf course, a new high school and growing home purchases, Battlement Mesa is situated to become a fast-growing community of Garfield County.
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