Cave Creek Falls

Cave Creek has many waterfalls... but this 20 footer dropping into a slot canyon is a favorite-  it is second from the top on the map below

The falls below is the first one you come to walking upstream from your wheels...


The 30’ waterfall below is the highest so it must be the real Cave Falls.  It is also the fartherest upstream.....

...nuther 20’ falls

…and a nuthern

The presence of moss on the rock in these falls suggests that Magner Spring has strong flow and must be perennial



beta facts:

name- Cave Creek Falls

height- 30’ with a half dozen 20 footers below it

elevation- 7000’

GPS coordinates- ±33°01.010’N 107°43.303’W

flow- likely a tiny flow is perennial

season- March is best

accommodations- none, this place is out in the booneys

ownership-Gila National Forest

access- take Forest Road 157 10 miles into Cave Creek from Hwy 152 just east of Kingston, NM –the last 3 miles are 4WD

nearest town- Kingston, NM

fun fact- where’s the cave....???



Cave Creek is quite wiggly... so it is about a mile and a half scramble all the way in...... and the stream is usually dry where you park down by the road



Enhanced USGS 7.5’ topo map



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