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Rifle Falls In Rifle, Colorado

A Three-Pronged Waterfall In Rifle Falls State Park; My Hike And Photos During Snowfall

A snowy waterfall ...
If you love Colorado waterfalls, Rifle Falls in Rifle Falls State Park should be on your visit list. The park is approximately twelve miles north of Rifle, Colorado, and offers campgrounds, hiking trails and fishing opportunities in East Rifle Creek. The waterfall is also available as a site for weddings and other events.

Directions: At exit 90 on Interstate 70, travel north into Rifle and take State Highway 13 north. Proceed out of town and turn right on Colorado Highway 325 for approximately ten miles. There are also signs throughout this route for the park.

Rifle Falls Colorado
That's a 70 foot vertical drop. Three falls.

Photos and videos by Steve Garufi in Fruita, Colorado. Facebook - Twitter - Pinterest - YouTube

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Rifle Falls State Park, Colorado


March 9, 2013 - At the entrance to Rifle Falls State Park, I noticed there were no tire impressions on the new layer of snow on the main road, nor were there footsteps on any of the trails. I had the entire park and waterfall to myself! :)

The admission fee for cars is $7 as of March 2013.

Rifle Falls Colorado

Rifle Falls, Colorado

Rifle Falls

It is a short hike to the waterfall. The quality of my photos are far from the greatest, but at least it captured the snowflakes coming down. This was a special visit for me.

A few other Colorado waterfalls:
  • Rainbow Falls
  • Agnes Vaille Falls
  • Boulder Falls
  • Zapata Falls
  • Bridal Veil Falls

  • Snow on Branches

    Snowy Branches

    Snowy Tree Branches

    Snow on tree branches. So pretty!

    Overlook The trail reaches the top of the waterfall. Here's one photo as I looked out, when other people had arrived by then.


    Oh my senses were enamored by the sights and sounds of Rifle Falls!

    Me enjoying the waterfall. :)

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