Tabs. Tips: We took some cheese and crackers and enjoyed a break at one of the many pretty picnic table sites near the falls. Squirrel Trail – 1.5 mile, total, runs along Rifle Creek near camping. More camping and a massive lake can be found down the road at Rifle Gap. cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/Parks/RifleFalls, 13 drive-in RV/tent Sites, 7 walk-in tent sites. The trail itself had so many fun, photo-worthy viewpoints that we could not believe it. 2 Other Attractions within 10 km. 5775 Highway 325 Rifle Falls State Park, Rifle, CO 81650-9026. The hike was only about 1.5. miles, and included overlooks at the top of the falls, caves in the surrounding rock cliffs, and views from the bottom of the falls. Rifle Falls State Park is a Colorado State Park located in Garfield County northeast of Rifle, Colorado. We headed to the Rifle Falls State Park early on Labor Day morning, and were able to park right by the trailhead. 354 Reviews 2 Q&A. Great, short hike with beautiful scenery. There were quite a few people there, but never had any problems getting pictures or exploring the caves without others being in the way. Very short hike to pristine beautiful falls. Home of Colorado's only 80-foot triple waterfall. Reviews. My husband and I stayed overnight 2 nights near Meeker CO so we could explore Rifle Falls. We were given a tip to visit Rifle Falls by a gentleman in the Aspen area, when he heard we would be staying in Rifle on our way west. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. We parked at the first parking area and hiked the Squirrel trail through camping sites and up around to the falls. We tried to arrive early but road construction delayed our arrival until after 8:30 am on a weekday in mid September. Please choose a different date. Commonly seen wildlife includes mule deer, elk, … There is very limited parking, but after only a few minutes the attendant was able to get us a spot to park next to a campsite. The park's lush vegetation and waterfalls have attracted photographers and movie crews from around the country who take advantage of the area's unique scenery. Rifle Falls is a diamond in the rough... easy access to hiking, viewing of the falls in a clean State Park. Harvey Gap State Park (42) 7.6 km. The area was clean and the trails were wide and well maintained. State Parks. 5775 Hwy 325. Website +1 970-625-1607. Go early in peak season as the parking lots are small. The main attraction, Rifle Falls, can be heard from the parking area. You can walk right up to them, unlike similar parks with waterfalls in Hawaii where you must stay far away. State Parks. Many caves and caverns exist near the waterfalls. Rifle Falls State Park has 13 drive-in and seven walk-in campsites that sit to the south along East Rifle Creek. We got in for free because we already had a pass from the day before. Get Directions. Dogs are welcome as long as they are on a leash. Hotels near Western Garfield County Chamber of Commerce, Rifle Creek Golf Course: Tickets & Tours‎, Western Garfield County Chamber of Commerce: Tickets & Tours‎. City: Rifle. Uncover Colorado - Vacations, Travel & Tourism | Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer, Exploring the Caves and Caverns of Colorado. Overview. (End of State Highway 325--north of Rifle Falls Fish Hatchery) Directions Take State Hwy 13 or Railroad Avenue (which becomes 13) North through the City. Harvey Gap State Parkis also close by, but it’s day-use only. The area was clean and the trails were wide and well maintained. Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. The hike was only about 1.5 miles, and included overlooks at the top of the falls, caves in the surrounding rock cliffs, and views from the bottom of the falls. Make Your Reservation. There are twenty camping sites which run along Rifle Creek. Is this a place or activity you would suggest for, Is this a must-do if you are traveling with a, Is this a romantic place or activity that you would suggest for, Are the prices for this place or activity, 5775 Highway 325 Rifle Falls State Park, Rifle, CO 81650-9026. "Roughing it" is a little easier with electricity at many campsites. Rifle Falls State Park is the closest you'll get to the tropics in Colorado. Local: 970-625-1607 [email protected] Rifle Falls State Park-Waterfall. The low hanging bridge and falls overlooks are so fun! We headed to the Rifle Falls State Park early on Labor Day morning, and were able to park right by the trailhead. We wore our packable puffer coats and they were perfect. yet and the air was quite chilly. It was mostly an easy hike with a short steep, rocky area that we questioned whether it was still part of the trail. We headed to the Rifle Falls State Park early on Labor Day morning, and were able to park right by the trailhead. Take a right on Hwy 325 (bowling alley at the corner), this will head you toward Rifle Creek Golf Course and Rifle Gap Reservoir. Rifle Falls State Park. Definitely bring a flash ligh…