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
Lower Wheeler Creek Cascades ...is the lower portion 250’ high – shown on this page
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 un-named, on the topo map below.
Wheeler Creek Lower Cascade
…a 50’ high section
…a 35’ tier
…another 50’ tier
…a 40’ section …purdy nice, huh…???
Wheeler Creek Lower Cascades
pretty good, pretty good…. Pretty neat, pretty neat…!!!
name- Lower Wheeler Creek Cascades
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
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. These Lower Wheeler Creek Cascades are not named on our map below because there is not room for all these words on that map. However you will see the small blue cascade hash marks below an un-named 30’ falls... this is the Lower Wheeler Creek Cascades.
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.
Right-click-save-as to make yourself a copy of our map below
To see a larger, updated and more detailed map of this entire Wheeler Peak Area, click here: http://www.dougscottart.com/hobbies/waterfalls/TaosMtnsSEquad.htm
Enhanced USGS 7.5’ topo map
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