La Madera Falls

This 10 high waterfall is within the San Pedro Parks Wilderness Area...shown here with some Memorial Day snow



beta facts:

name- La Madera Falls

height- 10

elevation- 9700

GPS coordinates- 3606.899N 10652.961W

flow- perennial

season- May and early June is best, but good thru October.

accommodations- none

ownership- Santa Fe National Forest San Pedro Parks Wilderness Area

access- is described below

nearest town- Cuba, NM is about 5 miles southwest of here

fun fact-



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Northwest of Cuba, NM is a community called La Jara. Camino Olivas is the road above La Jara that accesses La Jara Canyon. La Jara Canyon has a somewhat hard to follow horse trail that traverses up the entire canyon and ties in with Forest Service Trails on top. At about 9400 a green open meadow serves as a hunting camp. This is a good place to turn south off-trail and climb over the mountain to La Madera Creek. Returning to your vehicle down La Madera Canyon will walk you right by this waterfall.


Santa Fe National Forest has a nice topo map called: San Pedro Parks wilderness. This is an okay map but the USGS 7.5 minute topo map for this area are better. Sorry I have provided no map for this page.




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