First Rangely Hill Climb a success

Conrado Quezada | Herald Times

RANGELY | Last weekend the Colorado Hill Climb Association gathered in Rangely for the Canyon Pintado Hill Climb Race. This was the first time the event has been held in Rangely.

The Hill Climb course was on Rio Blanco County Road 116, which includes six switchbacks in an approximate two-mile section with steep grades. 64 racers showed up to try and race their way up the course as quickly as possible. Rangely Chamber of Commerce Director Konnie Billgren said that the event went well and that the Colorado Hill Climb Association plans to return again next year. She also reported that the event seemed to have a positive impact on businesses within the community with restaurants staying busy all weekend. See more photos at

By Jen Hill |