Engineer Creek Falls

This pleasant little “twin” waterfall is in a delightful setting and easy to visit…!!!!

 

beta facts:

name- Engineer Creek Falls

height- 20’

elevation- 7400’

GPS coordinates- 3349.599’N 10900.280’W

flow- perennial

season- for highest flows is March/April snowmelt and July/August rainy season

accommodations- nearby campgrounds and the town of Luna

ownership- Apache National Forest

access- easy quarter mile hike down the stream, with no trail

nearest town- less than 3 miles west of Luna, New Mexico... just east of mile marker 4

fun fact- ...a nice waterfall and an easy beautiful hike…!!!

 

Essay Bro

Parking beside Hwy 180 a short ways east of mile marker 4, you can walk down stream less than a quarter mile to this waterfall.

 

You will find this area to be a place that you will want to return to... time and time again.  Upper Frisco Canyon is a beauty…!!!  The way I like to do it is... to park at the campground shown below at the downstream end of the Upper Frisco Canyon... then hike the north-side canyon rim up stream 2 miles to the highway bridge and return by hiking along the Frisco River.  You’ll likely have to do some wet crossings of the Frisco River.

 

 

Enhanced National Geographic 7.5’ topo map

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