McKnight Falls is in McKnight Canyon however the stream is East Fork Mimbres Creek
McKnight Falls pours thru a 30 high gap in the bedrock
Amazing stone pillars and spires abound, some are more than 100 feet high
This fine, Nate Bartnick panorama below causes the cliffs to seem more open than they really are, but it shows that McKnight Falls is surrounded and enclosed within a cozy, amazing alcove of solid stone.
name- McKnight Falls
GPS coordinates- ±33°01.326N 107°52.774W
season- it is best during March/April as well as September into October
ownership- Gila National Forest
access- a 1.5 mile hike accessed from Gila Forest Road 152 park near GPS: ±33°00.853N 107°53.333W
nearest town- Mimbres, NM is about 15 air miles southwest of here
fun fact- Extreme thickets of locust with their painful thorns are an unbearable barrier... our clothes were shredded and bloody...! ! !
...a 1.5 mile trail here would open this splendor to all...
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