Colorado Nature June 16, 2022
Enjoy Swimming With Stunning Views Of The Rocky Mountains At Colorado’s Rifle Gap State Park
‘Tis the season for staying cool and exploring Colorado’s mountains, especially as temperatures soar into the high 80s and 90s! Where is the best place to do this? We recommend clean and clear lakes, especially if it comes complete with jaw-dropping views of the oh-so-perfect Rocky Mountains:
Welcome to the scenic Rifle Gap State Park!
Located near Rifle, Rifle Gap State Park may seem small compared to other parks, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for with its can't-miss reservoir.
Spanning an impressive 350 acres, Rifle Gap features some of the best boating, fishing, and water-skiing in the state, making it the perfect place to spend those hot summer days.
Need to cool off even more? Hop in, as Rifle Gap State Park and its crystal clear water - which comes complete with incredible views of the surrounding mountains - is the best place to swim!
As if the epic swimming and other various watersports were not reason enough to visit, Rifle Gap State Park also offers beautiful campsites, trails, and cross-country skiing.
Check the schedule, as you may even get in on one of the many educational programs!
Admission to Rifle Gap State Park is $9 per vehicle per day.
To learn more about Rifle Gap State Park - including current conditions and camping information - please visit the Colorado Parks & Wildlife's
Rifle Gap State Park is open every day from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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nominate it here! For even more of our favorite places to swim around the Centennial State, check out these 11 Epic Colorado Lakes and Swimming Holes To Have A Blast This Summer. Address: Rifle Gap State Park, 5775 CO-325, Rifle, CO 81650, USA