Situated between Glenwood Springs and Rifle in the arid mountains along I-70, Silt
offers the traveler all the basic amenities, plus a few extras. Silt enjoys four beautiful seasons with mild snow in winter
and high desert summers. There is much opportunity to observe wildlife such as deer and elk. In addition to a Blue Heron Rookery,
the river corridor hosts several resident bald eagles and provides wintering grounds for more. Exploring the Colorado River
is another way to discover Silt. Those on float trips can stop for a rest at a small riverside pull-off park. Colorado River
area includes many discreet streams and tributaries that are perfect for fly fishing in Colorado. The Rifle Creek Golf Course
could easily be one of the most scenic and spectacular 18-hole championship courses in Colorado. Enjoy pristine mountain views
and get in shape hiking or mountain biking one of many local trails.
Harvey Gap is Silt's backyard playground. Stocked with rainbow trout, crappie, catfish, and small-mouth bass, the lake and
state park is especially popular for fishing. The 160-acre lake is also ideal for windsurfing. Adjacent park property, covered
in cedar and sagebrush, also offers places to hike, picnic, snowmobile, and cross-country ski. Bordered by thousands of acres
of BLM land and just minutes from the White River National Forest, Silt is also an easy place to spot wildlife such as elk,
mule deer, mountain lions, black bears, coyotes, foxes, wild turkeys, and pheasants. Couple minutes away from Harvey Gap you can find more attractions like Rifle Falls
and Rifle Gap State Park. The
clean, clear waters of Rifle Gap State Park’s 350-acre reservoir provide some of the best boating, fishing, swimming,
water-skiing and windsurfing in Colorado.
The beach on the west side of
the reservoir is popular for its swimming Rifle Gap anglers catch rainbow and German brown trout, walleye, pike, smallmouth
and largemouth bass and yellow perch.