This was an important stop along the Santa Fe Trail
Corrumpa Falls is seen here as a sandstone outcropping. It has a total drop of about 25’ with many “tiers” and no one tier drops any more than about 5 or 10-feet. The lowest tier drops about 5-feet within the small darkest shadows at the very center of this photo and the photo below.
This photo below was taken during extreme drought. The flow is small but I was amazed it was even flowing at all. This lower tier drops about 5-feet from a nice pond, down into a very large pond.
This next photo looks up the second pond, into the slot canyon.
The photo below looks downstream thru part of the slot canyon and across both ponds.
…here is a 24” natural arch along the slot canyon.
…below is a 6-foot natural arch that I walked thru without ducking… I call it Corrumpa Falls Arch.
…here is more of the slot canyon.
The lower portion of the walls of the slot canyon weep with flowing spring water.
Corrumpa Waterfall is a very interesting and beautiful place.
Corrumpa Falls is far from any pavement. It’s way out in the middle of a private ranch about 18 miles north of Clayton, NM. Its coordinates are: 36 degrees 42.813’N 103 degrees 08.950’W. It is a perennial waterfall. When I was here the land was not “posted” …so I assumed that trespassing was legal here.
THIS IS A VERY WET PLACE OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF DESSERT.
IF YOU VISIT HERE PLEASE RESPECT THE OWNER’S LAND. DO NOT LITTER OR DAMAGE ANYTHING…!!!
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