Rifle Gap State Park

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Rifle Gap State Park

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Looking across the reservoir towards Rifle Gap.
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Location Garfield County, Colorado, USA
Nearest city Rifle, CO
Coordinates 39°38′05″N107°45′18″W / 39.63472°N 107.75500°W / 39.63472; -107.75500 Coordinates: 39°38′05″N107°45′18″W / 39.63472°N 107.75500°W / 39.63472; -107.75500
Area 1,341 acres (5.43 km2)
Established 1966
Governing body Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Rifle Gap State Park is a Colorado State Park located in Garfield County near Rifle, Colorado. The 1,341-acre (5.43 km2) park established in 1966 includes a 360-acre (1.5 km2) reservoir. Plant communities are pinyon-juniper woodlands, sagebrush shrubland with deciduous riparian forest in places along the edge of the Rifle Gap Reservoir. Commonly observed wildlife include mule deer, elk and great horned owls. Park facilities include a visitors center, campgrounds, picnic sites and a boat ramp.

Garfield County, Colorado county in Colorado, United States

Garfield County is one of the 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 56,389. The county seat is Glenwood Springs. The county is named in honor of United States President James A. Garfield.

Rifle, Colorado City in Colorado, United States

The City of Rifle is a Home Rule Municipality in Garfield County, Colorado, United States. The population was 9,172 at the 2010 census, up from 6,784 at the 2000 census. Rifle is a regional center of the cattle ranching industry located along Interstate 70 and the Colorado River just east of the Roan Plateau, which dominates the western skyline of the town. The town was founded in 1882 by Abram Maxfield, and was incorporated in 1905 along Rifle Creek, near its mouth on the Colorado. The community takes its name from the creek.

Colorado State of the United States of America

Colorado is a state of the Western United States encompassing most of the southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains. It is the 8th most extensive and 21st most populous U.S. state. The estimated population of Colorado was 5,695,564 on July 1, 2018, an increase of 13.25% since the 2010 United States Census.

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