name- Chino Falls
height- many falls and cascades here… up to 20’ high
GPS coordinates- ±36°57.194’N 106°06.025W
season- late spring is best
accommodations- outhouses are on the state lands along the Los Piños River
ownership- public – State of New Mexico and Carson National Forest
access- ¼ mile hike
nearest town- Ortiz, Colorado is shown on the map below.
fun fact- we saw lots of wildlife… 30 elk and a dozen antelope above Chino Canyon.
We wanted to catch these waterfalls at their best. So we paddled a raft across the flooding Los Piños in order to access Chino Falls in late April. However these falls can be accessed from the south on forest lands. Check your Carson National Forest map.
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