Quemazon Falls

20’ Quemazon Falls has two 10’ tiers.  This photo is taken during a bad drought and after the Los Conchas Fire completely burned out this entire basin.  Major flooding is now causing extreme stilting.



beta facts:

name- Quemazon Falls

height- 20’

elevation- 8220’

GPS coordinates- ±35°54.084’N 106°22.222’W

flow- perennial

season- anytime… but April and May are best

accommodations- none

ownership- Santa Fe National Forest

access-  3.5-mile hike…and the last half-mile is off-trail and very steep

nearest town- Los Alamos is about 4 miles east of here

unfortunate fact- Los Conchas Fire has ruined this canyon for decades to come



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The Quemazon Trail above the Los Alamos Watertanks is still very nice, even after the many fires… but Quemazon Canyon is totally scorched with all trees and shrubs gone.


Enhanced USGS 7.5’ topo map


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