Downtown Silt is located approximately 25-minutes from one of the top limestone climbing destinations in the world, Rifle Mountain Park. Rifle Mountain Park sits at an elevation of 6,500 feet and provides climbers with hundreds of sport climbing routes on the 2-miles of 80’ canyon walls, on both sides of the road. Rifle Mountain Park makes it very convenient for climbers, with CR 217 going directly through the park and providing visitors with numerous areas to park. Refer to https://www.mountainproject.com for additional rock climbing locations in the area.
The vast amount of public lands that surround Silt make the region a mecca for those looking to get an adrenaline rush on ATV’s! Popular OHV trails within close proximity to Silt are in the Flat Tops just north of town, Hubbard Mesa Recreation Area in neighboring Rifle, and the Grand Mesa National Forest about an hour away.
There are two boat ramps on the Colorado River in Silt for those looking to put-in and take-out in town – the boat ramps are located at Silt Island Park and at the KOA. There are additional put-in and take-out locations along the Colorado River including Grizzly Creek, Two Rivers, South Canyon, Tibbits/Dinosaur, New Castle, Rifle, and Parachute. Visitors can use their own water crafts to explore the river or link up with a local guide company to help them explore local rapids.
For those looking for lake fishing, anglers can catch a variety of fish at Harvey Gap Reservoir just north of town including catfish, largemouth and smallmouth bass, perch, crappie, rainbow trout and northern pike. 20-minutes northwest of downtown Silt is Rifle Gap Reservoir, where anglers can catch rainbow and German brown trout, walleye, pike, smallmouth and largemouth bass and yellow perch. Both of these reservoirs are two of the most popular locations on the entire Western Slope to ice fish with their easy access and wide variety of fish to catch.