McKnight Falls

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.



beta facts:

name- McKnight Falls

height- 30’

elevation- 8250’

GPS coordinates- ±33°01.326’N 107°52.774’W

flow- perennial

season- it is best during March/April as well as September into October

accommodations- none

ownership- Gila National Forest

access- a 1.5 mile hike accessed from Gila Forest Road 152 –park near GPS: ±33°00.853’N 107°53.333’W

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...


Enhanced USGS 7.5’ topo map



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