Rifle Falls State Park RV & Campground Guide


Located in Garfield County northeast of downtown Rifle, Colorado, and 15 miles from Silt, Colorado, Rifle Falls State Park is a lush area of trees and greenery that keeps moist from the cascading triple waterfalls. Under the falls are mysterious limestone caves for exploring. The park contains a deciduous riparian forest, turkey vultures, great blue herons, mule deer, and wetlands. Whenever you visit, you'll enjoy moderately mild temperatures, but keep in mind that it can become cold in the winter.

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Spring 23-69 F
Summer 45-84 F
Fall 20-75 F
Winter 10-39 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Rifle Falls State Park

There are many camping options in and around Rifle Falls State Park, and if you're looking to step up your camping experience with a warm and comfortable RV, consider renting from RVshare.com. On the site, you can choose an RV size that suits your personal needs. All rentals come with 24/7 roadside assistance, nationwide insurance, and a dedicated team member to help you with the process. 

Rifle Falls State Park has 13 sites equipped for both RVs and tents. All sites have a 30-amp electrical outlet, fire ring, and picnic table. With the campsite being near a popular area, it can become full fast, so here's a list of other RV parks and campgrounds nearby:

KOA Campground

Located on the Colorado River at Interstate 70 exit 97, 17 miles from Glenwood Springs, and about a half an hour from the state park is a KOA Campground. The campground can accommodate RVs up to 95 feet long. Park amenities include a snack bar, pavilion, laundry room, and a splash park.

• Water hookup: Yes

• Electrical hookup: Yes

• Sewer hookup: Yes

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Other amenities: Cable TV, swimming pool, hot tub, dog park

Cottonwood Campground

Cottonwood Campground is situated on a sloping hillside surrounded by young aspen trees and just a short drive from the state park. It has 25 campsites that can house 35-foot-long RVs, but they do tend to fill up fast. All sites are first-come, first-served. 

• Water hookup: No

• Electrical hookup: No

• Sewer hookup: No

• Wi-Fi: No

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Other amenities: Vault toilets, picnic tables, drinking water

Elk Creek Campground

Drive about a half an hour southeast of Rifle Falls State Park, and you'll come across the incredible Elk Creek Campground. This campground is situated only a short distance from Flattops Wilderness Area, which is the second-largest wilderness in Colorado. Each of the 67 sites can accommodate both tents and RVs up to 42 feet long.

• Water hookup: Yes

• Electrical hookup: Yes

• Sewer hookup: Yes

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Other amenities: Restrooms, hot showers, laundry facility

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What to Do at
Rifle Falls State Park

Inside Rifle Falls State Park

Rifle Falls State Park is not just for campers; it's a hot spot for anyone who enjoys mountain biking, trail running, fishing, hiking, picnicking, and hunting. The three 70-foot waterfalls provide excellent photo opportunities during any of the four seasons. Snowmobiling and cross-country skiing are big draws for many winter travelers. Rifle Falls also runs regular fun and educational interpretive programs from May through September.

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How to Get to
Rifle Falls State Park

From Interstate 70, take exit 90. Then, travel north on Highway 13, also known as Railroad Avenue, for approximately four miles through the town of Rifle. Turn right onto Highway 325 and travel about 10 miles.

Entering Rifle Falls State Park

Rifle Falls State Park is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Rifle Falls State Park Per vehicle (1-4 adults) : $9.0

We're excited for you to have the opportunity to visit one of Colorado's state parks. Once you've exhausted all the inside activities at Rifle Falls State Park, you will still have plenty to do and explore outside of the park. When you upload your vacation images on social media, remember to tag us at RVshare or send a photograph with some information about your visit to [email protected]. We may feature your photograph and story on our social media pages or blog post.

Frequently Asked Questions About Rifle Falls State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Rifle Falls State Park?

May is one of the busiest months at Rifle Falls State Park, followed by June and July. However, if temperature and precipitation influence your planning, visiting in June almost guarantees perfect weather and little chance of summer snowfall.

What is the climate of Rifle Falls State Park?

Expect a typical western Colorado climate at Rifle Falls State Park. Expect mild summer temperatures, with highs reaching the lower 80s and snowy, cold conditions in the winter months, sometimes making travel difficult.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Rifle Falls State Park?

You'll find deciduous riparian forests and wetlands in this state park, guaranteeing the chances of encountering wildlife. The most-spotted wildlife in the park includes turkey vultures, great blue herons, and mule deer. You might also spot a black bear!

Are there designated RV camping spots in Rifle Falls State Park?

Rifle Falls State Park has 13 camping sites that accommodate RVs, although tent camping is also permitted at these sites. Each site has a 30-amp electrical outlet but no sewer or water hookups.

Are pets allowed at Rifle Falls State Park?

All pets are welcome at this Colorado state park. If you bring your dog, keep your pet leashed when outside the RV and clean up after them promptly. Also, remember, only service animals are allowed in public buildings.