Here are some pictures of our time at Rifle Falls State Park and surrounding areas.
Around 6 p.m. or so, all the kids seemed to be in their respective campsites, eating I suppose, so we decided to try a bit of a hike along the canal. It was a beautiful, quiet walk and we all enjoyed it. The light at that time of night in the canyon wasn't so great for pictures, but you can get the idea. This trail wound along
the water, higher and higher until the canal disappeared into the rock. Just disappeared! We never found out where it came out, so we backtracked down to the campground.
About 10 miles closer to the town of Rife was Rifle Gap State Park. After checking it out we wished we had made reservations there instead of going all the way in to Rifle Falls State Park. It was almost empty and very private. Ah well, hindsight is 20/20 isn't it!
|Rifle Gap...see the Flat Tops in the distance?|
|View of the gap from the beautiful blue lake. It is very low, as are most of the bodies of water out here. You can see the normal water line.|