The Rifle Gap State Park Complex is offering programs for adults, families and youngsters through the summer with hikes, nature programs and other fun activities to connect kids and adults with nature and the outdoors. The programs are held at Rifle Gap, Rifle Falls and Harvey Gap State Parks. Please join us for this week’s free, fun programs. All children must be accompanied by an adult. All programs are free, but all vehicles entering the park must have a daily pass, $7, or an annual pass, $70. For additional information, please call 970-625-1607. The programs may be canceled if there is lightning or rain. The Sept. 1-2 programs are: Saturday, Sept. 1 Cave Exploration. Meet at Rifle Falls Wildlife Gazebo at 9:30 a.m. Hike around Rifle Falls with Terry Wise, the Great Outdoors Colorado Park Naturalist to explore our caves at Rifle Falls. Look for the signs of our bats who live at Rifle Falls. Learn how Rifle Falls was formed. Can you come up with the animal that helped form our beautiful caves? Put on some sun screen and a hat and bring along some water. Don’t forget a flashlight, closed toed shoes, and long pants. You will get dusty! Wildlife at Rifle Falls. Meet at Rifle Falls’ Wildlife Gazebo at 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Curious about the wild animals that live at Rifle Falls? Join Great Outdoors Colorado Park Naturalist Terry Wise for one of Rifle Fall’s most popular programs. Stop at the interpretive table to learn how to recognize clues and figure out the skulls and skins that give insight into the identity and behavior of native Colorado animals. Sing Around the Camp Fire. Rifle Falls State Park at 7:45 p.m. Relive the western cowpunchers tradition of songs around the campfire. After a long day’s work, the typical cowboy wanted to do more than just eat and hit the hay. Often, he would join in a friendly game of cards or perhaps join his buddies in amusing themselves with music. Come join for a one-time event only “The Gap Band” for an evening sing-a-long. Guitarists include: volunteer Frank Falke of Bonner Springs, KS. and Joe Burkins of Rifle, Colo. along with Terry Wise of Littleton, Colo. on keyboard. Bring your flashlights and lawn chair or blankets to the campfire pit and bring your roasting stick and ingredients to make s’mores. No seating is available. Sunday, Sept. 2 Rifle Gap Predators. Rifle Gap Swim Beach at 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Rifle Gap State Park’s Interpretive Programs for September
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