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Rifle Falls State Park - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

5775 Highway 325, 10379 CO-325, Rifle, CO 81650, USA

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About Rifle Falls State Park

A majestic state park, which is home to Colorado's only 80-foot triple waterfall. Explore through small limestone caves. RV and tent camping, wonderful trails.The central feature of the 48-acre park is a triple 70-foot waterfall flowing over a travertine dam on East Rifle Creek. There is a short hike which leads up and around the top of the falls. The trail is fairly steep and rocky, but is only about one mile round trip.

Attractions Near Rifle Falls State Park

Rifle Gap State Park
Rifle Gap State Park5.44km from Rifle Falls State Park

Rifle Gap State Park is a Colorado State Park located in Garfield County near Rifle. It comprises of pristine 360-acre lake, ideal for boating, fishing, swimming, RV and tent camping. Full-service visitor center with interpretive displays and area information. Commonly observed wildlife include mule deer, elk and great horned owls.

Rifle Gap Reservoir
Rifle Gap Reservoir7.07km from Rifle Falls State Park

Rifle Gap Reservoir, has a water surface of 359 acres and a maximum capacity of 12,168 acre-feet. Recreation includes scuba diving in its clear water, fishing (for rainbow and German brown trout, walleye, perch, and smallmouth and largemouth bass, etc.), wildlife watching, boating, year-round camping, and hiking.

Rifle Gap Dam
Rifle Gap Dam7.3km from Rifle Falls State Park

Rifle Gap Dam is a dam in Garfield County, Colorado, about five and a half miles north of Rifle. The clear water at Rifle Gap Reservoir is excellent for scuba diving. Other water activities include boating, fishing, swimming, waterskiing, and windsurfing. It impounds East Rifle Creek and West Rifle Creek about 400 feet feet upstream from their previous point of confluence. The dam was built for irrigation water storage.

Grass Valley Reservoir
Grass Valley Reservoir7.34km from Rifle Falls State Park

Grass Valley Reservoir is located in Garfield County. This lake is 201 acres in size. When fishing, anglers can expect to catch a variety of fishes.The lake offers a scenic background to paddle around. Only 20-horsepower or less motors are allowed.

Harvey Gap State Park
Harvey Gap State Park7.57km from Rifle Falls State Park

Harvey Gap State Park is centered around a magnificent, turquoise alpine lake called Grass Valley Reservoir. It is well known for its fishing and limited use boating. The park's reservoir"Grass Valley Reservoir" is 190 acres when full and allows fishing year round. It comprises of a swim-beach, picnic sites and fantastic fishing and boating. Map. Amenities.

Roan Plateau
Roan Plateau24.29km from Rifle Falls State Park

A majestic plateau that overlooks the Colorado River Valley, and provides exceptional opportunities for recreation including hiking, hunting, motorized recreation, camping, and fishing.It contains a variety of natural resources and scenic terrain: high ridges, deep valleys, desert lands, waterfalls, cutthroat trout, mountain lions, bears, rare plants, and oil and natural gas.

Where is Rifle Falls State Park

Discover More Attractions in Garfield County, Where Rifle Falls State Park Is Located

Garfield County
Garfield County
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Garfield County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado.It has many popular attractions, including Glenwood Hot Springs,Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, making it well worth a visit.