Explore the most popular trails in Harvey Gap State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Harvey Gap State Park is a favorite spot for anglers in the winter and summer. Anglers catch catfish, largemouth and smallmouth bass, perch, crappie, rainbow trout and northern pike at Harvey Gap. Boats with motors 20 hp or less and canoes are welcome. Ice Fishing draws anglers to Harvey Gap in the winter. Before heading to the park, check the current fishing and ice conditions. The reservoir is about 190 surface acres when full. Harvey Gap also offers shaded picnic tables by the water, boating with small boats and a swim beach. Harvey Gap is a day-use area, but overnight camping is available nearby at Rifle Falls State Park and Rifle Gap State Park, which are approximately six miles west of Harvey Gap. The lake sits at an elevation of 6,500 feet in an area of cedar and sagebrush, but the lakeshore has many shady cottonwood trees. Visitors may see a variety of wildlife, including migrating waterfowl. The Grand Hogback, the ridge that marks the edge of the Rocky Mountains, runs along the south end of the reservoir.

Beautiful hiking, beautiful views if you complete the loop

I did this hiking with my two children and they liked it a lot

Wed Sep 12 2018

A nice add-on either to or from Rifle Falls. And, yes, there are actually lower and upper falls at the end of this hike. Interestingly, these falls are from the canal that starts at Rifle Falls.

Either the map took me to the wrong place; but this was more like a path to a fishing spot. Beautiful, just not what I had in mind for a trail:)

Great trail. Wagon worthy. had lunch and caught a tan

Nice little hike. Pretty waterfalls You can follow up. Bring a garbage bag to help pick up trash though.

This is one of our favorites just because it's so short and easy it was one we could do when my boys were 3 and 5. I love the lake also!

Tue Jun 14 2016

Great little hike around the lake and easy for the little ones. We just make our way up to the waterfall and back and the kids love it. The scenery is beautiful!

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