Fort Stanton Falls

The Rio Bonito flowing over the 12 high lower tier of Fort Stanton Falls, in this photo, is running chocolate after a heavy summer rain. Resent forest fire are causing a lot of erosion since 2012. A 4-high, upper tier is unseen in these photos.


A small but beautiful sheer-wall canyon runs out below the falls.


beta facts:

name- Fort Stanton Falls

height- 15 feet in 2 tiers

elevation- 6500

GPS coordinates- 3327.764N 10535.259W

flow- perennial

season- anytime

ownership- unknown private land

access- a couple hundred yard walk about Upper Rio Bonito Road Trailhead

nearest town- this falls is a couple miles or more west of Fort Stanton

fun fact- ...a short hike an interesting waterfall...!!!



Enhanced USGS 7.5 topo map

the thin red section lines above show one mile



Back to New Mexico Waterfalls

Back to Hobbies

Back to


Send questions and comments to