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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Rifle Falls State Park - Garfield County
Aliases: Squirrel Trail
Ownership: None Listed
Description: Narrowleaf Cottonwoods and Box Elders are found in this riparian strip within mountain shrub and pinyon juniper habitat. Black Swifts nest at the falls with Violet-green and Rough-winged swallows. The Squirrel Trail, falls, and caves all provide very enjoyable birding.

Habitat: Lowland Riparian, Foothill Shrub, Pinyon-Juniper Forest, Scrub Oak Forest, Stream
Directions: Get off at the Rifle exit on I-70 (exit 90) and head 4 miles north on CO-13 to CO-325. Turn right onto CO-325 and follow this road north to the park in about 10 miles.
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