Broken Waters Falls
Broken Waters Falls is 30’ high
Middle Broken Waters Falls 20’ high, has 2 tiers and is upstream another quarter-mile.
This Upper Broken Waters Falls, 8’ high, is within sight above Middle Broken Waters Falls
Broken Waters Creek cascades continually which along with underbrush makes for difficult hiking
Seen here in this photo below is a mountain easily seen north of Taos, NM. Locally it is known as “The Pregnant Lady” because it resembles the breast, ribs and tummy of a pregnant lady who is lying on her back. Broken Waters Creek flows directly north off of The Pregnant Lady’s Tummy... as a tributary into South Fork Rio Hondo.
name- Broken Waters Falls
GPS coordinates- ±36°34.003’N 105°29.669’W
season- May- June is best, but good thru October.
ownership- Carson National Forest – Wheeler Peak Wilderness Area
access- were it not for the no trespassing signs at Taos East it would be a short 2-mile bushwhack
nearest town- Arroyo Seco is about 6 miles southwest of here
fun fact- This place is WAY beautiful, hard to find, has no trail and is extremely strenuous to get to
Broken Waters Waterfalls are wonderful. This place is WAY beautiful, hard to find, has no trail and is extremely strenuous to get to. Were it not for the no trespassing signs at Taos East it would be a short 2-mile bushwhack in to visit it, from Manzanita Trailhead. You will see it near Taos East on the map below. Please feel free to right-click-save-as the map below as my maps are the most accurate maps available.
Enhanced USGS 7.5’ topo map
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