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.
name- Quemazon Falls
GPS coordinates- ±35°54.084’N 106°22.222’W
season- anytime… but April and May are best
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
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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