Rifle Falls State Park RV & Campground Guide

Colorado

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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Weather
Spring 23-69 F
Summer 45-84 F
Fall 20-75 F
Winter 10-39 F
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Nearby Cities
Rifle, Colorado
Silt, Colorado
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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.

Outside Rifle Falls State Park

One of the most amazing things about Rifle Falls State Park is its location near many attractions to see and enjoy outside of the park. From shopping and sightseeing to restaurants, there are plenty of activities for everyone to experience. There are also a number of educational opportunities and even more outdoor attractions to visit.

Restaurants

Be Healthy Stay Fit Bistro

Treat yourself to delicious and nutritious meals at Be Healthy Stay Fit Bistro. They serve sandwiches, salads, and other menu items for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Top off your meal with a shake or smoothie delight. 

Type: American Bistro

Location: 424 Railroad Ave., Rifle, CO 81650

Miner's Claim Restaurant

This number-one martini spot on the Western Slope serves mouth-watering meals. Miner’s Claim Restaurant features a menu with seafood and Asian stir fry, among many other things. End your meal with a variety of cocktails, martinis, or non-alcoholic beverages. 

Type: Eclectic Bistro

Location: 740 Main St., Silt, CO 81652

Brickhouse Pizzeria

Craving a delicious pizza during your stay? Look no further than Brickhouse Pizzeria for its pizza and other menu options. From Italian pasta dishes to salads, sandwiches, and more, there's something for every Italian savory craving. 

Type: Italian

Location: 100 East 3rd St., Rifle, CO 81650

Shooters Grill

The Shooters Grill is a gun-themed, old-time style restaurant. They serve a traditional breakfast, burgers, steak, and other menu options. 

Type: American

Location: 120 East 3rd St., Rifle, CO 81650

Tequila's Mexican Restaurant

Experience the taste of Mexico at Tequila’s Mexican Restaurant. There is a full bar for enjoying a variety of domestic and imported beers, margaritas, and spirits. 

Type: Mexican

Location: 800 Airport Rd., Rifle, CO 81650

Shopping

Whimsical Wagon

Looking for the perfect gift while you're on vacation? Look no further than Whimsical Wagon, for its unique gifts that are perfect for any occasion. The shop is always updating and adding new items, so be sure to visit this place often to see wonderful, exciting new things. 

Location: 521 Main St., Silt, CO 81652

Timberline Sporting Goods

Looking to get some extra gear? Timberline Sporting Goods has it all, including everything from firearms to fishing items. 

Location: 161 E 26th St., Rifle, CO 81650

New Image Boutique

The New Image Boutique is one of the best fashion clothing stores in the area. They have a great selection of dresses, including ones for bridesmaids and brides. Fashionable lace tops, jeans, and other accessories are also sold here. 

Location: 104 East 3rd St. Suite-A, Rifle, CO 81650

Midland Arts Company

Five participating artists create hand-crafted gifts for Midland Arts Company, so you will never know what you will find. They are just a short drive from Interstate 70. 

Location: 101 East 3rd St., Rifle, CO 81650

Sightseeing

Silt Historical Park

Stop by the Silt Historical Park where you will be transported back in time to see the foundations of the current town of Silt. You'll experience a foregone way of life while viewing demonstrations of old-time skills and trades and hearing true stories during the re-enactments. The buildings are staged with historical artifacts, and as many things as possible are era-appropriate. 

Location: 700 Orchard Ave., Silt, CO 81652

Rifle Heritage Center & Museum

The Rifle Heritage Center & Museum has the largest Native American artifact exhibits and signature collection of photos in the area. It's also the largest museum in Garfield County. The cost ranges from $3 to $5 depending on age; children under 6 are free. 

Location: 337 East Ave., Rifle, CO 81650

Harvey's Gap State Park

Go fishing in this huge lake that sits at an elevation of 6,500 feet surrounded by cottonwood trees, cedar, and sagebrush. In  Harvey's Gap State Park, anglers typically catch northern pike, smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, and largemouth bass. To enter the park, you will need to purchase a daily vehicle pass for $9. 

Location: 3159 Harvey Gap Rd., Rifle, CO 81650

Rifle Mountain Park

This park is known for its 250 bolted rock-climbing routes for experts, moderate, and beginner levels. The Rifle Mountain Park has a variety of camping sites, hiking trails, a community house, and horseshoe pits for your entertainment. The fee to enter the park is $5 per vehicle.

Location: 202 Railroad Ave., Rifle, CO 81650

Sopris Alpaca Farm

The Sopris Alpaca Farm began in 2012 and continues to grow today. Here, you can learn about alpacas. This animal typically loves children and is quite gentle. In late fall, the alpacas are in full fleece and are shown in numerous shows across the country. 

Location: 35795 US Hwy. 6, Silt, CO 81652

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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.

Per vehicle (1-4 adults) : $9

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.