Saturday, October 8, 2011

Rifle Falls State Park near Rifle CO

WOW what a neat area! Besides sitting outside and enjoying the scenery and reading and trips into Rifle for shopping and eating we also did some sightseeing while in western Colorado. Just a short drive from our campsite in the Rifle Gap State Park is Rifle Falls State Park. Rifle Falls is a triple falls that is about 70' tall.

There is an easy trail to the top of the falls that takes you past some caves.

The view from the top of the water cascading over the falls and the valley below is breathtaking.

Even though it was a cloudy day and we got sprinkled on at first and then rained on at the end it was still incredible scenery. We are now in Utah to see the five National Parks there which we have never seen and understand has great scenery but it will be tough to beat what we have seen here in western Colorado.

The trail takes your right over the falls and then you can take a steeper trail back to the parking lot. The tip is to go see the falls first and then take the easy trail up and the steep trail down.

Before we conclude our blogging on western Colorado we have to mention the Creekbend Bistro in Rifle. We had one lunch and one breakfast there and wish we had eaten more times. The food was fresh and tasty and we highly recommend this place. We are already talking about our return visit in two years to Colorado and how we must visit this area again.

Photos from Rifle Falls have been uploaded to the Rifle Gap State Park set on

Till next time,

Bob and Jo


  1. I had to look Rifle up on the map. I've never been in that area of Colorado. Thanks for the post. :)