Aragon Falls

Aragon Falls pours over slickrock sandstone

The hike up Aragon Canyon to the falls from the river….   is a goodern’.

 

beta facts:

name- Aragon Falls

height- 40’

elevation- 6750’

GPS coordinates- 3630.278’N 10644.218’W unverified

flow- perennial spring fed

season- spring is best

accommodations- none – Chama Wild River

ownership- Santa Fe National Forest

access- mile hike from river if floating Chama Canyon or a mile hike from forest road 505

nearest town- El Vado is the set-in for floating Chama Canyon, it’s 11 miles up stream (north).

fun fact- a beautiful falls over smooth sandstone within a beautiful canyon of smooth sandstone…..!!!!!!

 

 

essay bro:

 

Chama Canyon’s “slickrock” sandstone framed with thick dark Douglas Fir timber makes as beautiful of a canyon as I have ever seen…. Aragon Falls just makes it better…..!!!!!!!!  Aragon Creek is usually dry where it conflues with the Chama River because immediately below the falls the water flow soaks into the porous streambed.

 

Enhanced National Geographic 7.5’ topo map

 

 

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