Falls Canyon Falls

Photo by: Jim and Jackie Blurton KOA Kampground Silvercity, NM

This photo only shows the top portion of this 200’ high beauty as it falls into a deep sheer crevasse.



This antique photo is from USDA-Gila National Forest archives.  It shows the full 200’ height of the multi-tiered, Falls Canyon Falls.


beta facts:

name- Falls Canyon Falls

height- 200’

elevation- 8800’

GPS coordinates- 3309.727’N 10752.010’W

flow- is reliable during spring snow melt and late summer rainy season but has dry spells in dry years

season- spring, summer and fall

accommodations- none – Aldo Leopold Wilderness

ownership- Gila National Forest

access- 11 miles up forest trail #73 from trailhead near Black Canyon Campground

nearest town- Mimbres is 30 miles south of here

fun fact- a beautiful high waterfall deep into the wilderness



essay bro:


Right near where State Highway 35 crosses the Continental Divide between Mimbres and Lake Roberts, take forest road 150, which is also called State Highway 61, north about 23 miles to Black Canyon Campground.  The trailhead for forest trail #73 is across the highway from this campground, about one mile to the east.  11 miles of trail leads to this wonderful waterfall… however the last few miles are “killer” with massive down timber from a resent devastating burn.  It might be better to access the falls by hiking off-trail right up the bottom of Falls Canyon.  It can also be accessed via the Black Range Crest Trail #74.


Enhanced National Geographic 7.5’ topo map



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