Agua Caliente Canyon

This is a wonderful, narrow canyon, but Not really a true slot canyon

ACA Canyon Rating – 2B II

The trail is missing in some places…but this is a great canyon hike…!!! –with one tuff rope-less climb…!!!

Agua Caliente Falls24 lo

24’ high Agua Caliente Falls


UpperAguaCalienteFalls16 lo

16’ high Upper Agua Caliente Falls


beta facts:

name- Agua Caliente Canyon


GPS coordinates- ±36°15.388’N 105°45.504’W

season- anytime is fine

accommodations- restrooms at the visitor center, also a café in Pilar and campgrounds nearby

ownership- public - BLM

access-  -mile hike from the Rio Grande Visitor Center

nearest town- Pilar is right there

fun fact- It surprised me to find a 24’ perennial flowing waterfall 2 miles from Pilar, NM


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This canyon has amazing beauty... well worth a hike... often…!!!  It has one tuff rope-less climb…!!!


Enhanced USGS 7.5’ topo map

Agua Caliente Falls


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