How to Get Here
By the time you get here, and especially if you’re coming from a populated area, you will feel as if you’ve gone back in time to when life was simpler and when the night sky was more brilliant, but it doesn’t require time travel. There are a few paved roads that do lead here. And a small airport if you happen to have your own plane.
Rangely is on the far western side of the State of Colorado, roughly 300 miles west of Denver, and 250 miles east of Salt Lake City. Northwest of Rangely, Highway 64 links with Highway 40, a major east-west artery.
The Town of Rangely is situated in western Rio Blanco County, in the valley of the White River, in northwestern Colorado, 13 airline miles east of the Utah border.
Road access to Rangely is provided from the south (Grand Junction) by Highway 139, and from the east and west by Highway 64, which is Rangely’s Main Street.
Other major population centers nearby include:
- Grand Junction, Colorado (90 miles to the south)
- Craig, Colorado (85 miles to the north and east)
- Meeker, Colorado (the County seat - 60 miles to the east)
- Rifle, Colorado (100 miles to the south and east)
- Vernal, Utah (50 miles to the north and west)
- The small town of Dinosaur sits 19 miles to the northwest on the junction of Hwy 64 & US 40