This 20’ high sprinkle over mudstone is one of several Charette falls
name- Charette Falls
height- several falls up to 20’ high
GPS coordinates- ±36°10.800’N 104°47.640’W
flow- perennial spring flow
accommodations- outhouses at the lake above.
ownership- public – Charette Lakes State Park
access- A quarter mile climb/hike with no trail descends from a dirt road.
nearest town- Springer is 22 miles northeast of here.
fun fact- you will encounter no one on your hike.
Only in rare floods does any water ever flow thru the outlet of lower Charette Lake. However a spring appears soon after the steep and severely eroded gully descends the rim of the Ocate Box Canyon. This rivulet, Charette Creek leaps over many waterfalls on it’s way to Ocate Creek 400 feet below. These are not the most beautiful falls on the farm… but All falling waters are ”good stuff” to me.
The Ocate Box Canyon looks like a great hike to me. I enjoy strolling along its north rim. It is much like the Rio Grande Gorge except it has way less water flowing and yet an abundance of more lush plant life.
one mile is represented by the thin red section lines above
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