Bull-of-the-Woods Cascades

          Description: Bull-of-the-woods Cascades

250’ high Bull-of-the-Woods Cascades


This is very difficult to photograph.  You need a sky-hook to hang out in mid-air to see it.

This shot was taken from about a mile away along the old abandon Elizabethtown Ditch...

Which is really the best place I know of to photograph it or even to just see it, because Bull-of-the Woods Canyon is so steep that mountain goats are the only things that can climb it and there is no trail...!!!



beta facts:

name- Bull-of-the-Woods Cascade

height- Approx. 250’

elevation- 10200’

GPS coordinates- ±36°36.294’N 105°24.938’W

flow- perennial

best season- late May and early June

accommodations- Wheeler Peak Wilderness

ownership- Carson National Forest

access- see the story below “essay bro”

nearest town- Red River is about 7 miles North of here

fun fact- people who never leave the trail, never see this waterfall


essay bro

This is a very high and beautiful cascading set of waterfalls.  The best way to experience these falls is to watch for the old abandon Elizabethtown Ditch shown on the map below.  It no longer looks much like a ditch... well here it kind-of-does...  you will find it just above the third set of switchbacks in the Middle Fork Lake Trail.  Just walk on this old abandon ditch grade northeast of the trail for a hundred yards or so... until you see the Bull-of-the-Woods Cascades all white and foamy, across the Middle Fork Canyon behind you.  It looks especially good in late May and Early June.  In fact the rest of the year it doesn’t look like much. 


Right-click-save-as to make yourself a copy of our map below


To see a larger, updated and more detailed map of this entire Wheeler Peak Area, click here: http://www.dougscottart.com/hobbies/waterfalls/TaosMtnsSEquad.htm

and here: http://www.dougscottart.com/hobbies/waterfalls/TaosMtnsMap.htm


Enhanced USGS 7.5’ topo map



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