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. The falls is a lush area of trees and greenery kept moist by the spray of the cascading triple waterfall. Picnicking near the falls is very popular. Mysterious limestone caves beneath the falls entice spelunkers and other curious visitors to explore their dark depths. Because of its dramatic setting, many weddings and events have been held at Rifle Falls.

Nice hike, the lake/waterfall was not frozen.

Some of the trail had tree cover, sunscreen optional.

Recommend micro spikes or something similar due to the ice/snow on the trail.

Arrived at the trail-head on Sat around 0900 and parking lot was empty.

Cost to get into the park was $7 and well worth it. Also highly recommend driving a few more miles down the road to the lower and upper ice caves. The ice caves are also part of the Rifle Falls State Park, which is past the fish hatcheries.

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Easy trail for a weekend stroll. Lovely views and not too busy.

Great views, awesome waterfalls,ad cool caves to explore. Perfect winter hike.

Hiked on Christmas. Nothing strenuous. Beautiful views.

Beautiful waterfall! The caves are pretty cool too! I highly recommend if you have an extra 2 hours one day!

Short but sweet hike. We had been up since 5am hiking around the area and made this our last stop. Easy you get to see the falls from both the top and bottom as well as a few small caves. The drive from Glenwood Springs to this hike was almost just as lovely!

Good day hike. There are caves and the waterfall is beautiful. Went when it was slightly raining and it was a good time to go since the park wasn't as full.

Easy loop.

A pretty easy hike. I went about 4pm on a Wednesday and had plenty of time to see everything. The falls are caves were very cool. It was kinda crowed even at that time.

7 months ago

Very easy walk with beautiful waterfalls. Great in the evening, we hiked at 6 pm.

The falls are nice and unquestionably the highlight of the trail, though you don't have walk more an 30 seconds from the parking lot to see them. The trail itself takes you up above the falls, which gives a decent view. The caves are a unique feature, but the rest of the trail isn't anything too special.

We just did the Coyote Loop because we've been away from hiking for awhile and not yet acclimated to the altitude. It was a great hike, easy if your lungs are used to the O2 tension. Worth it otherwise. Steps on steep sections. Benches at several spots. Waterfall is really cool (three separate cascades) and the hike to them is not more than about 200 yds. from parking area and mostly flat to the base of falls.

Super easy hike but really beautiful.

Beautiful falls. Definitely climb behind the falls and up to the top. Some kids were hot boxing the caves...but i guess thats colorado. make sure to bring a head lamp or strong torch if you want to go in the caves.

was not a mountain bike trail

Easy trail, add Bobcat trail for a removal from the crowd that gather at the base of the falls, which are immediate at Trail heads. Camping sites and simple bathrooms nearby, does require a state park access: $7.
A lovely place and easy hike. The caves are fun; bring a flashlight or just use your phone.

The waterfalls make it worthwhile and you can do some quick cave dwelling. The drive to the area is quite beautiful, the state park and reservoir makes the trip exciting. It's a short trail and you can skip to the good parts if you want.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Campsites were amazing..
The short hike is absolutely beautiful, the caves and waterfall are so much fun..Go early and it isn't too busy. More people started showing up the warmer it got.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Waterfalls were nice, the canal was interesting. Great campsites.

Beautiful place and very scenic. The hike to the hatchery was gorgeous but not much to see at the hatchery. I recommend going in the morning because it starts to get crowded in the afternoon.

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