Rifle Falls State Park's lush vegetation and waterfalls have attracted photographers and movie crews from around the country who come to capture the area's unique scenery.
Bikers are encouraged to utilize trails in Rifle Mountain Park, and nearby USFS property. Stop into Rifle Gap State Park for trail information.
Rifle Falls has thirteen drive-in and seven walk-in campsites that sit to the south along East Rifle Creek. The drive-in sites accommodate tents, trailers, motor homes and pickup campers. The walk-in sites are for tent camping only.
Cross-country skiers can access USFS property by going to Rifle Creek Trailhead in Rifle Mountain Park. A Rifle Mountain Park parks pass is necessary.
Dogs are welcome in the park as long as:
they are on a six foot or shorter leash at all times
their waste is properly disposed of
they are attended at all times, including on campgrounds
While dogs are allowed within the park, they are not permitted in the adjacent State Wildlife Area; please keep this in mind when planning hikes
Rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout are found in East Rifle Creek, which flows through Rifle Falls. Fish up to 19 inches long have been taken, with 6- to 9- inch fish being the average size.
Three unique hiking trails meander along the creek and through luxuriant riparian area throughout the park. They provide access to the caves, the top of the falls, and the creek upstream and downstream from the park.
Big game hunting is excellent in the White River National Forest and on lands administered by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, which are adjacent to the park.
Ten individual picnic sites are located throughout the park. Each is close to waterfalls, short hiking trails and watchable wildlife kiosks. Other interpretive displays in the area explain the history of the falls, the creation of limestone and other features of the park.
The closest groomed snowmobile trails are at the Rifle Creek Trailhead in Rifle Mountain Park. From there, riders will travel onto the White River National Forest. This trailhead is approximately 5 miles from Rifle Falls State Park.
Sightseeing, hiking, picnicking, fishing and camping are popular wintertime activities at Rifle Falls State Park. The three 70-foot waterfalls provide excellent photographic opportunities during winter months. The campground is open through the winter. Walk-in tent sites and sites with electric hookups are also available in the winter.
Rifle Falls campground is easily accessible in the winter. There will be electricity for those who wish to take advantage of it. Water is not available in the winter months. Please call the park office at: (970) 625-1607 with any questions!