This will be out last update from Colorado, we are driving to Moab, Utah in the morning. We enjoyed our back to nature stay in the woods. Every morning while having our coffee we watched the rabbits, wild turkeys, deer and much more in our yard. We visited four state parks in the area and enjoyed each of them, they all have something special to see and do. We totally enjoyed camping at Rifle Gap, but we must admit we missed our cell phones and the Internet. A few days in the wild will surely let you know just how addicted you are to Wi-Fi. :-) We will be happy to be back in the city and have our computers back. I am combining pictures from all the parks we visited and hope you enjoy them.
I am also adding more information about our campground.
Rifle Gap State Park is located in Garfield County, approximately seven miles north of Rifle. The park features a 360 surface-acre reservoir which provides year-round recreational opportunities including fishing, boating, swimming and camping. The park is located at approximately 6,000-feet elevation and is surrounded by piñon and cedar covered mountains. This is a popular place for hunters, most of the people staying in the campground were hunters, they came to fill their freezers, we came to enjoy the wildlife views. I thank God hunting was not allowed right in the park, but we could hear the shots going off all around the boundaries of the park in the hunting areas.
The popular campsites at Rifle Gap are spread out along the northern shore of the reservoir. Campers like Rifle Gap’s campgrounds for their wide-open sites, breath taking views of the reservoir, and spectacular mountain vistas. To get the most out of the camping adventure, guests should plan early; sites fill quickly. Rifle Gap State Park has 5 campgrounds, which are Cottonwood, Lakeview, Cedar, Sage, and Pinion, providing 89 campsites.
Cottonwood Campground sits on the waters edge, and can accommodate tents, small trailers, large motor homes and pickup campers. We stayed in Cottonwood right by the water. It was a wonderful campground and we highly recommend it to all, we just wish they had cell service and Wi-Fi, that would make it even more perfect. :-) We LOVE Colorado and will definitely be back later for more. Check back later for our next update from Utah.