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.
name- Tecolote Falls
GPS coordinates- ±35°39.925’N 105°27.682’W
flow- perennial trout stream
season- May thru Oct
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…!!!
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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