What to See and Do
Hiking and Biking
Bull Canyon Rim Trail
The Bull Canyon Rim Trail is located just north of Rangely Rock Crawling Park and is a short, reasonably level hiking trail surrounding the edges of Bull Canyon. Here, you can enjoy scenic views of the canyon valley below and various types of wildflowers during the spring and summer.
Desert Voices Trail
The Desert Voices Trail is in Utah, just across the Colorado border. It's open year-round and includes informational signs about the surrounding environment and its protection.
Length: 2.2 miles
Box Canyon Trail
The Box Canyon Trail loops around Box Canyon at the Dinosaur National Monument in Utah. Pets are not permitted on this trail, but hiking and biking are allowed.
Length: 1.7 miles
Fishing & Boating
The Rangely area's go-to spot for fishing and boating is the Kenney Reservoir, located about five miles east of town. All types of boating are allowed there, and there's a concrete boat ramp and fiberglass docks. You're also welcome to swim and waterski in the reservoir. As for fishing, the waters are stocked with rainbow trout each year, and you can also catch other species of trout as well as catfish and crappie.
Though the Rangely Rock Crawling Park is relatively small, there are animals small and large that journey through the area. These include elk, deer, mountain lions, foxes, and coyotes. There are lots of Colorado songbirds that frequent the area, too, like American robins, blue jays, lark buntings, and downy woodpeckers, among many others. Also found in the Rangely Rock Crawling Park is vegetation like saltwood or greasebush.
Picnicking is permitted at the Rangely Rock Crawling Park. However, there are no existing picnic areas or shelters at the park, so visitors who wish to picnic should bring their own camping chairs, blankets, or towels to sit on. Those who come to the park for off-roading activities may enjoy parking and eating in their vehicles. Be sure to pick up after yourself when you picnic at the Rangely Rock Crawling Park by packing everything out in your own trash bags.
The top reason visitors come to Rangely Rock Crawling Park is for off-roading excursions. All types of vehicles are permitted for use at the park, including but not limited to ATVs, Jeeps, mountain bikes, and dirt bikes. The park has existing trails available for vehicles to follow — most are marked with a difficulty level. Aside from the trails, though, you can find areas of large rocks that have not been driven on yet, giving you the possibility of being the very first to climb and explore some areas.