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Welcome to the Rifle State Park Complex Department!

Rifle Falls State Park, with its mysterious caves and beautiful triple waterfall, is one of the gems of the Colorado State Parks system. The breathtaking waterfall, created by the rushing waters of East Rifle Creek, flows year round. The thundering water that sprays out from the cliff creates a misty world of moss covered rocks and lush foliage along the base of the falls. Dark caves lurk in the limestone cliffs under the falls, including a 90-foot room that requires a flashlight for exploration. Rifle Falls State Park is located along Colorado Highway 325 about 14 miles north of Rifle. “The Falls” is one of Colorado’s most unique state parks, and is truly an experience that is not to be missed. In recent years, the falls have made a spectacular
backdrop for weddings and other special occasions.

Rifle Gap State Park and its 360 surface acre reservoir lies at the foot of the majestic Grand Hogback, just nine miles north of Rifle. The clean clear waters of this reservoir provide excellent boating, fishing, waterskiing and swimming opportunities for our warm weather visitors. During the colder months, visitors enjoy excellent hunting and ice fishing opportunities within the park. In addition to the water based activities, this newly renovated park is a popular camping and picnicking destination.

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