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Rangely is a small town located among the Book Cliffs Mountain Range of the high desert in Northwest Colorado, which is part of the Great West Region.  Our town is filled with caring citizens, clean air and amazing adventures...right out your backdoor.  We feel fortunate to have 300 days of sunshine a year, dark skies, hundreds of miles of OHV Trails and one of the only designated natural rock-crawling parks in Colorado.  We are located on the Dinosaur Diamond Scenic Byway.

The quality of life in Rangely is second to none…..a safe environment with low cost of living and no traffic. Recently, Rangely was ranked the 2nd Safest City to live in Colorado by HousesFor.Sale.

Working remotely is easily accomplished in our town with our 1gb fiber-optic internet services. Our Town was actually ranked #23 in the U.S. for "Best Work from Home Cities in 2021."

We are a college town being home to Colorado Northwestern Community College’s main campus.

Rangely has the best of both worlds....quiet, safe and remote with major shopping less than an hour away....along a beautiful scenic drive of course.  We invite you to come check us sure to stop by Town Hall and say hello. 

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In the News

The Town of Rangely, Colorado is excited to announce that they are a recipient of the Proposition 123 Land Banking Grant.  For a full list of recipients, please click the link below:Proposition 123 Land Banking Grant
Two Girls, One Small Town Podcast, which is housed in Rangely, Colorado, recently spoke with Rangely native Jim Steele.  Jim is full of information about Rangely.  He even knew the first Mayor of Rangely, Fred Nichols.  Jim turned 90 years old on October 30th.  Listen in as he discusses his life, his family and some history of the Town of Rangely!
Last spring, The TANK released Slow Beethoven, the first record on its Round Sound label, and they were thrilled to see it appear on Billboard's Classical Crossover chart, rising to #14.

About Us:

Rangely was incorporated in 1946 and is home to approximately 2,300 residents.

Our Mission:

To develop and grow as a choice rural community where opportunities for economic prosperity are promoted in order to foster a thriving, sustainable economy for current and future generations.

Our Vision:

To continue to be a safe, enjoyable community where residents work and raise their families among neighbors who care.