Rifle Falls State Park  

  Photo courtesy of
official Colorado
State Parks website.

Rifle Falls gives visitors a little taste of the tropics right here in Colorado!

The focal point of Rifle Falls State Park is the Falls, which has been drawing visitors since 1883.  The falls are much the same today. Mist from the falls have created a grotto that is popular with site seers, naturalists and photographers alike.

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The park encompasses 200 acres 18 campsites and several picnic sites. The park is long and narrow following East Rifle Creek. The falls lie at the northern end of the park. In the surrounding terrain are picnic sites and hiking trails.

The Coyote and Squirrel Trails lead visitors around the falls, creek and developed areas of the park. The Squirrel Trail leads to the campground at the southern end of the park. The camping area includes drive-in and walk-in sites, each with table, grill and access to vault toilets and water.

Recreation in Rifle Falls State Park includes hiking, fishing, biking, picnicking, camping and sight seeing. During the winter visitors can enjoy cross-country skiing. Abundant wildlife is present in the area year round.

To get there take I-70 to the Rifle exit, then go north on CO Highway 13 for three miles. Turn right onto Colorado 325 and drive 9.8 miles.

To Contact the Park Write or Call:
Rifle Falls State Park
0050 County Road 219
Rifle, CO 81650
(970) 625-1607

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