Tecolote Falls

20 foot high Tecolote Falls pours over solid granite.  The upper tier is 12’ high and the lower tier is 8’.  The bushwhack into this place gruesome.


beta facts:

name- Tecolote Falls

height- 20’

elevation- 7800’

GPS coordinates- ±35°39.925’N 105°27.682’W

flow- perennial trout stream

season- May thru Oct

accommodations- none

ownership- Santa Fe National Forest

access- 20 miles or more west of Las Vegas on State 65 turn south on FR 156 for about 6 miles (unsure?) and left on FR 291 (see map below)

nearest town- Las Vegas, NM is about 15 miles east of here

fun fact- this place surpassed my expectations... it is awesome...!!! ...and very difficult bushwhacking…!!!


essay bro:

Pull off of Forest Road 291 and drive a short ways past the “un-marked” Blue Creek Falls Trailhead.  The GPS cords here are: ±35°40.451’N 105°28.538’W  ...park here at the end of this two-track un-named forest road and hike east southeast down into Tecolote Canyon.  The bushwhacking here will be difficult but the place is crazy beautiful...!!!


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Enhanced USGS 7.5’ topo map



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