Chloride Falls

In the photos above and below, Chloride Falls pours over an 18 foot high cliff within a scenic and historic mining canyon


...a beautiful 10’ falls drops into a deep pool... we were able to climb around it at the far left hand side of the photo below


This 8’ falls below is the first one we came to when hiking upstream from parking below... an old concrete dam remains on top of it.


...nice to walk along the stream flowing over clean and smooth bedrock...


many intact mining relics abound, as shown in these last three photos

Homes and buildings... even a small smelter furnace

this enclosed wooden headframe could tell many a tale...


beta facts:

name- Chloride Creek Falls

height- a half dozen waterfalls up to 18’ high

elevation- 7500’

GPS coordinates- ±33°20.089’N 107°49.012’W

flow- this stream shrinks to very small intermittent springs during dry times

season- March-April as well as September-October

accommodations- at the nearby town of Chloride

ownership- Gila National Forest

access- from several different places along Gila Forest road # 226 –see map below

nearest town- Chloride is about 10 miles east of here

fun fact- this is a funky place



Enhanced USGS 7.5’ topo map



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