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Top 10 Falls to Visit in New Mexico


December 01, 2017 in: Top 10 Falls in New Mexico,

New Mexico is generally known for its dry desert lands and mountains, but what people don’t know is that its topography is much more diverse than just that. There is a reason why the area is known as the Land of Enchantment and that is because the state boasts of some stunning waterfalls that will leave you in awe. Let’s have a look at some of the top waterfalls in New Mexico that will make you plan a trip and pack your bags:

Sitting Bull Falls

Sitting Bull falls is 150 feet high and drains in a canyon located in the Lincoln National Forest. It is nestled between the community of Queen and Carlsbad. If you are planning a visit there, it is recommended that you go through the Sitting Bull Falls Recreation Area.

Jemez Falls

Jemez Falls is located right at the top of Jemez Mountains and is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the area. If you want to visit the falls, you will have to take a short hike from the Jemez Falls Campgrounds, through the Santa Fe National Forest. The best part about visiting the pace is that you can actually take a dip in the shallow pools located near the falls.

 Soda Dam

This 50- feet tall and 300 feet wide dam is located on the Jemez River. The dam changes the course of water and causes it to cascade through this calcium carbonate formation.

 Waterfall in Bar Canyon-Soledad Canyon

Want to visit the beautiful waterfall? You can access it from the Soledad Canyon-Bar Canyon day use area that is located in close proximity to Las Cruces.

Waterfall near White Rock Overlook Park

If you want to view this magnificent waterfall, you can catch a look of it from the White Rock Overlook Park.

Waterfall on the Catwalk Trail

The trail starts from the town of Glenwood. Take a stroll there and make sure that you visit the suspension bridge because the view from there is absolutely stunning.

Nambe Falls

Nambe Pueblo is home to the Nambé Falls Recreation Area, which is a popular tourist destination. There are two ways to reach there; each led by a trail that stretches to 0.25 miles. One of the trails will take you to the top of the fall, whereas the other one to the bottom.

Folsom Falls

Folsom falls is a small waterfall that is located a few miles northeast of the town of Folsom. The fall is located a few steps away from where the Cimarron River merges with the Pinebeta Creek.

Resumidero Falls

Resumidero Falls is located in the San Pedro Parks Wilderness Area. It is a located in a remote place but is worth the entire walk.

El Salto Falls

The El Salto Falls are located near Arroyo Seco and visited by a large number of people every year.

In conclusion, these are some of the waterfalls that are located in New Mexico.

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