Lower Wheeler Creek Cascades

There are many waterfalls on Wheeler Creek below Horseshoe Lake in the Wheeler Peak Wilderness Area. 

I separate them and describe them as three waterfalls:

 

Wheeler Creek Cascades ...is the upper portion 400’ high

 

Wheeler Creek Falls ...is the middle portion 70’ high

and

Lower Wheeler Creek Cascades ...is the lower portion 250’ high

 

These are all wonderful waterfalls and each section of falls here are quite worthy of their own special recognition.

 

Wheeler Creek Lower Cascades are about 250’ high.  They are a hundred yards or so below the main Wheeler Falls.  There are many substantial individual falls here that all cut thru a common layer of solid bedrock.

 

These photos may or may-not be in order… there’s alotta falls here and I couldn’t keep track… sorry…

Here’s a 30’ high tier.  This is the 30’ falls shown on the topo map below.

Description: Description: Description: Description: Lower Horseshoe Cr Fall 40'tier lo

 

Wheeler Creek Lower Cascade       

…a 50’ high section

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…a 35’ tier

Description: Description: Description: Description: Lower Horseshoe Cr Fall 35'tier lo

 

…another 50’ tier

Description: Description: Description: Description: Lower Horseshoe Cr Fall 50'part lo

 

…a 40’ section  purdy nice, huh…???

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Wheeler Creek Lower Cascades

pretty good, pretty good…. Pretty neat, pretty neat…!!!

 

beta facts:

name- Lower Wheeler Creek Cascades

height- 250’

elevation- 11,111’

GPS coordinates- ±36°34.214’N 105°23.792’W

flow- always strong

season- July to Oct…  the early bird will fight snow drifts but will see the best water-show 

accommodations- Wheeler Peak Wilderness

ownership- Carson National Forest

access- 4½ miles on trail #56 to Wheeler Creek then downstream a hundred yards or so…

nearest town- Red River is about 10 miles North of here

fun fact- people who never leave the trail, never see these waterfalls

 

essay bro

 

These are very high and beautiful cascading waterfalls.

How high… is hard to say.

It drops about 250’ all total... but the real waterfall is the first 30’ drop below Wheeler Creek Falls.

 

Make yourself a copy of my map.  Wheeler Creek Falls and Wheeler Creek Cascades are listed on a separate page of their own.  Please enjoy all of the many waterfalls of the upper Red River.  It’s some of New Mexico’s best…!!!

 

Enhanced National Geographic 7.5’ topo map

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