Upper Guadalupe Falls


Loco Falls

...and the extreme Kayak crazies call it Extreme Dream ...I think they like it

Upper Guadalupe Falls is 35’ high and has two tiers.  The upper tier is about 15’ and the lower tier about 20’ ...one of my favorite waterfalls.  Resent heavy rains had made the Rio Guadalupe waters brown in these photos.


The Guadalupe Box Canyon is amazing below Upper Guadalupe Falls.  Some of the sheer walls lean out over the river.  Parts of the falls can be seen in the upper-middle portion of this photograph.



beta facts:

name- Upper Guadalupe Falls or Loco Falls

height- 35’ with 2 tiers – 15’ and 20’

elevation- 6980’

GPS coordinates- ±35°47.686’N 106°47.108’W

flow- a large trout stream called Rio Guadalupe

season- this waterfall is always good...!!!!

accommodations- none

ownership- Santa Fe National Forest

access- ¼ mile hike or less east of forest road #376.

nearest town- Jemez Springs is about 7 miles due east of here

fun fact- this is amoung my favorite waterfalls.


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Upper Guadalupe Falls is upstream from Lower Guadalupe Falls about 6-miles.  It is within an amazing “box” or “slot” canyon.  This is an extremely beautiful place that is not for the faint-of-heart.


See also nearby: Butterfly Spring Waterfall and Jacque’s Waterfall


Enhanced USGS 7.5’ topo map

one mile = approximately 5  inches



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