Rifle Falls were wonderful, but mom said that is something else we might like to see. Leaving the falls, I loved this mountain.
Isn’t the red layer of rock interesting? Driving along the road, we saw this mailbox.
I think the black silhouette with the bright orange is so festive. Here we are.
This is Rifle Falls Fish Hatchery. There is a picnic area very close to the parking lot. And I hear water.
This is a Riparian Zone. Vegetation along rivers is always pretty and I, Zeb the Duck, naturally love rivers. Come on humans.
Let’s cross this bridge. This stream has beautiful cascades.
I love it.
This is a Million Dollar Biological Digestive System. I told mom to just put a photo of the sign here rather than write about it. Isn’t this amazing?
The plants are so lush and green. This looks more like a tropical area than a semi arid climate, like Colorado. Further up the path is wonderful.
Hearing the tumbling water is so calming. There are so many cascades here, falling over rocks, tree branches and the river bed.
But this a fish hatchery, but we see no fish. Far up the trail, past a private house, is a large building. Inside the building there are areas for different size fish. Eventually when large enough, the fish are released into ponds and streams. Unfortunately, the building for the fish hatchery was not open for visitors when we were there. But seeing this river and vegetation was definitely worth coming here.
See how deep green the moss is on the rocks. While Colorado is beautiful, we do not have many locations that seem this tropical. Well, humans think it is time to leave.
It is really difficult for a duck to leave all this water. We love Rifle, Colorado. The waterfalls first and now this river with many cascades. This must be duck heaven. But we have another place to visit, so let’s drive on.