Butterfly Spring Falls

Butterfly Spring Waterfall is about a third of a mile downstream from Upper Guadalupe Falls.  Butterfly Spring flows out of the earth and over a 25-foot high waterfall.  It is easily seen from the main stream of the Rio Guadalupe below.


Butterfly Waterfall lo 

Butterfly Waterfall shown here March before leaves came out, is fed by Butterfly Spring just above the falls.  


beta facts:

name- Butterfly Spring Falls

height- 25’

elevation- 7000’

GPS coordinates- ±35°47.389’N 106°47.085’W

flow- spring fed

season- spring is best

accommodations- none

ownership- Santa Fe National Forest

access- ¼ mile bushwhack east of forest road 376

nearest town- Jemez Springs is about 6 miles due east of here

fun fact- very, very few people ever visit this place… please don’t be the first to litter it.


See also nearby: Jacque’s Waterfall and splendid Upper Guadalupe Falls


Enhanced USGS 7.5’ topo map


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