Rifle Falls State Park

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Rifle Falls State Park
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Map showing the location of Rifle Falls State Park
Map showing the location of Rifle Falls State Park
Location Garfield County, Colorado, USA
Nearest city Rifle, CO
Coordinates 39°40′26″N 107°42′00″W / 39.67389°N 107.70000°W / 39.67389; -107.70000Coordinates: 39°40′26″N 107°42′00″W / 39.67389°N 107.70000°W / 39.67389; -107.70000
Area 48 acres (0.19 km2)
Established 1966
Governing body Colorado State Parks

Rifle Falls State Park is a Colorado State Park located in Garfield County northeast of Rifle, Colorado. The central feature of the 48-acre (0.19 km2) park is a triple 70-foot (21 m) waterfall flowing over a travertine dam on East Rifle Creek. Commonly seen wildlife includes mule deer, elk, coyote, and golden-mantled ground squirrel. Rainbow and brown trout can be caught in the creek. Limestone cliffs near the falls have a few small caves and three species of bats. Visitor facilities include campsites, picnic sites and 2.0 miles (3.2 km) of hiking trails.

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