Cuba Falls


This nice 20’ high waterfall is on the Rio Puerco about three miles downstream from the town of Cuba, NM.



beta facts:

name- Cuba Falls

height- 20’

elevation- 6760’

GPS coordinates- ±35°58.692’N 106°59.363’W

flow- perennial

season- May- June is best, and anytime is okay…except irrigation does cause it to go dry sometimes.  Check the river flow at the bridges upstream.

accommodations- the town of Cuba, NM has the necessities

ownership- private land

access-  a short 100 yard walk involving - ducking under a fence and continuing upstream to the waterfall.

nearest town- Cuba is about 3 miles north of here

fun fact- the falls has an amazing 8’ high fence around it that does not say No Trespassing



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Some young people, who are waterfall lovers, emailed this info in.  “Good job guys, this is a beautiful waterfall” …they say you can follow their foot-tracks.  But there is no access to the falls from Hwy 550.  You must drive around to the west side on Hwy 197.


Enhanced USGS 7.5’ topo map




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