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 ...to an interesting waterfall...!!!

 

 

Enhanced USGS 7.5 topo map

the thin red section lines above show one mile

 

 

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