Coyote and Squirrel Loop Trails

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Coyote and Squirrel Loop Trails is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rifle, Colorado that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
232 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

camping

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

snow

Located in Rifle Falls State Park, Rifle, CO

hiking
1 day ago

No complaints. I go here at least 5 times a year. Hike, picnics, jog, ice cave exploring, photo-shoots and more.

1 month ago

beautiful and easy hike

hiking
3 months ago

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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hiking
3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

Hiked on Christmas. Nothing strenuous. Beautiful views.

hiking
4 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

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!

7 months ago

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.

hiking
9 months ago

Easy loop.

9 months ago

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.

9 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

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.

hiking
10 months ago

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.

hiking
10 months ago

Super easy hike but really beautiful.

hiking
10 months ago

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.

10 months ago

was not a mountain bike trail

hiking
11 months ago

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.

11 months ago

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.

hiking
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.

hiking
Friday, June 24, 2016

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

Sunday, June 12, 2016

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.

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Awesome little trail! beautiful scenery :-)

camping
Thursday, June 02, 2016

We grabbed a campsite for a short stint at Rifle Falls over Memorial Day, and I couldn't be more complimentary of this place! The camp site was roomy, well-shaded, spaced out from its neighbors, and right by the creek. The trails are little more than easy strolls. The falls are beautiful and have lots of interesting cave nooks to explore. Overall, wouldn't come here if I were looking for a strenuous spot to exercise, but to down a couple beers and enjoy the nature? Perfect. Very relaxing, great climate, lots of greenery. Couldn't have asked for a better weekend away.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Its ok

fishing
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Very short easy trail- loved the falls. There is a stairway that takes you up the left side to get somewhat behind the falls. If you go up the right side you get to check out the awesome caves and it takes you on top of the falls. Of course you can make the hike a little longer by following other paths

hiking
Monday, September 14, 2015

Beautiful trails along the creek and falls. Keep going up to the Bobcat trail if you want to do any distance. The underbrush was think in spots, so wear long socks.

walking
Monday, September 07, 2015

Amazing waterfall, Great caves to explore behind the falls. I wouldn't say this was a hike, a small walk, if you go to the far parking lot.

hiking
Sunday, March 22, 2015

Pretty trail, nice views, beautiful waterfall.

hiking
Friday, March 20, 2015

Great kids trail. Lots of things to see and talk about to the kiddo. One spur of trail goes almost right under the main fall. Others are cave like. Lots of fun for family outing.

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