This spring we made a trip to Rifle Falls State Park. We traveled from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista, up over Independence pass into the beautiful town of Aspen. From there, up to Glenwood Springs and then west on Interstate 70 to Rifle Colorado. With over 200% snow pack from last winter, the Colorado waterfalls put on a great show this year and Rifle Falls was no exception. Rifle Falls are one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Colorado and one of the easiest to get to. East Rifle Creek splits into three different sections that flow into three separate falls that thunder over the limestone cliffs. Along with the falls there are several small caves to the side of the falls. The small state park campground is just a short walk from the falls. A small day pass fee is required to visit the park and waterfalls. Other activities the area are hiking, biking, fishing, hunting and one of my son’s favorite activities – rock climbing! So if you’re traveling along I 70 and come across Rifle, it’s definitely worth a stop to see these falls. Below is a slide show, video and a map to get there.
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