In the White River Valley, nestled alongside the Book Cliffs mountains and among the mesas of the high desert of Northwest Colorado, the small community of Rangely offers unique lifestyle and business opportunities for those seeking an escape from the city.
We don't have it all, nor do we want to, because what Rangely offers is unique and world class. The largest elk population in the world winters nearby in Dinosaur National Monument, and the one-of-a-kind International Center for Sonic Arts overlooks the White River. Whether you want to maneuver your 4-wheeler over the only designated rock crawling park on federal land, with it's more than 560 acres of natural terrain, or earn a degree in one of several nationally-acclaimed programs at Colorado Northwestern Community College, you'll have direct access to resources few others enjoy.
Residents enjoy the advantages of rural life—peace and quiet, a star-filled sky, access to farm fresh eggs and local game, and ample space for growing vegetables and raising animals. Kids enjoy the freedom to ride bikes around town, neighbors help each other, local shopkeepers provide everything from hardware to organic coffee beans with personal and helpful service, and people who make their home here value the easy entry to over a 1000 sqare miles of public land with diverse recreational opportunities. Hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, and boating are all just minutes away, and two national forests are about an hour’s drive.
While our isolated location protects the character and quality of the small town life we love, our high speed fiber optic network brings the world at lightning speed to our doorsteps. With online entertainment, shopping (if you can't find it locally), remote work opportunities, online education, and a stable internet network suitable for a business of any size at your fingertips, there's not much you'll miss while distant from the city. And when the city does beckon, whether you're travelling east or west, you'll enjoy several hours of exquisite scenery on the open road in a vehicle that sees very few commuting miles during the work week.
Whether you're looking for a place to call home, exploring ideas for your next adventure, or seeking the perfect location for your business, we hope you'll take the opportunity to Discover Rangely!