Rifle Falls State Park

The beautiful triple waterfalls and intriguing caves are one of the secret gems of Western Colorado. The falls has been described as one of the ten most beautiful waterfalls in the west by Sunset Magazine. The park is located in a lush cool shady narrow canyon, 14 miles north of Rifle, Colorado on Highway 325 just pass Rifle Gap Reservoir.

The Triple Falls

The breathtaking waterfalls are created by waters of East Rifle Creek. The clear water sprays out from the falls creates a misty world of moss covered rocks and lush foliage along the stream banks. The park is filled with shady trees and greenery kept that way by the misty spray in the air.

The dark the limestone cave beneath the falls includes a 90 foot room that requires flash lights to explore. The caves entice spelunkers and other curious visitors to explore their mysterious dark depths.

This park has been used photographers and movie crews from around the country. It is also a romantic setting for weddings and special events.

Rifle Falls State Park has 13 drive in campsites and seven stream side campsites. Each site has table and grill with water and toilets nearby. The Campground is open all year.

Rifle Creek – “A classic trout Stream”

East Rifle Creek runs through the Park. It is noted for excellent trout fishing. The Rifle Falls Fish Hatchery, the largest trout hatcheries in Colorado is just upstream from the falls. Rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout are found in the pools, runs and ripples. The average size is 10- to 12- inches with an occasional 20 inch trout enticed into the net.

The parks lush vegetation, beautiful waterfalls, secludes streamside campsites and the excellent fishing has attracted visitors for generation. Until recently is has been a local secret.

If you are passing though on I-70 the park make a great overnight campsite, it is only 14 miles north of the interstate highway.

Park Office
5775 Highway 325
Rifle, CO81650
Phone 970-625-1607