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Rifle Falls

Address: Colorado State Park, Rifle, CO
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Rifle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Rifle, Colorado, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is place is a little piece of heaven!!!!! We love going here and hiking around, playing in the water, having a picnic!

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Grand Junction, Colorado
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I go to Rifle Falls quite a bit...It is unique and quite beautiful! On this particular trip, I brought my parents who were in their 80's. Though they have traveled a lot in their lifetime, they would never be up to a huge hike...Rifle Falls was a perfect choice - on a paved path, less than 1/4 mile away! The... More 

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Midland, Canada
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130 reviews 130 reviews
28 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I spent a few hours this afternoon at the Rifle Falls State Park.This park is a camping area and is fairly small. The Falls are really very beautiful and it is popular with young families. There are spots to camp, BBQ and Picnic. We were fishing for trout today- gorgeous water and you can see lots of fish but we... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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84 reviews 84 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Kicking ourselves for not visiting Rifle Falls the last time we stayed in Rifle Co a couple years ago. Totally worth the short drive. I was expecting to have to hike a bit, but the falls are very close to the parking lot. They're very pretty and not busy if you go early. We also went on Sunday evening and... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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79 reviews 79 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Going in Sept has its advantages, most everyone is your age, fewer people at attractions. No lines for the bathrooms and plenty of parking spaces. We were the only ones here on our visit, it was a lovely day, Since it had rained recently the falls were flowing and splashing. Just a lovely place to set and reflect or eat... More 

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Elko, Nevada
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This was beautiful and very enjoyable because we walked around the falls and above them stopping to explore the caves and to check out the view from different angles. It was the perfect time of year to enjoy the area.

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Porter Ranch, CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Interesting feature for Rifle, well worth the drive north of town. The falls have several spills and you can walk under the falls, too. Look it's the back side of water!

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113 reviews 113 reviews
28 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised at how spectacular the falls are. There are actually several falls coming down in close proximity after a short, easy walk from the parking area. The parking area is small so it could be full on busy days. We took the short hike up and over the falls and got to see some interesting limestone caves... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This a great falls and riparian zone in a quiet corner of the state. This is classic Western Slope Colorado valley scenery. It's drier and the verdant greenery is alluring. It can be very crowded on summer weekends. It is not in the Colorado high country. It is part of the Colorado River basin and represents a different and lovely... More 

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Venice, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is not a stroll along a paved trail, but it is a great hike that takes you behind a waterfall! Great for young kids, lots of places to "crawl" around in the dirt and use your imagination. (Not for infants) Really well maintained park.

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