Middle Fork Lake Falls
name- Middle Fork Lake Falls
GPS coordinates- ±36°35.650’N 105°25.190’W
flow- perennial spring fed
season- summer …the earlier the better... first week of June is beautiful if you don’t mind some snowdrifts.
accommodations- there are out houses at the lake.
ownership- Carson National Forest
access- 2¼-mile hike on a doublewide trail
nearest town- Red River, NM is ten miles north of here.
fun fact- walk around the lake …the echoing “falling-waters” sound is quite pleasant.
Middlefork Lake is one of my favorite New Mexico hikes…!!! I follow the trail on my way up. Then I walk around the lake to hear the waterfall better… and on my hike back to the car… I walk down the creek that flows out of the lake… this way is more difficult but I get to enjoy several nice waterfalls that are between the lake and my vehicle. These photos below show five of the falls that are there. The first 4 photos show the higher drops on the Middle Fork of the Red River. The fifth shows a piece of a tumbling white cascade of a tributary.
1- 12’ high and most upstream. 2- 15’ high is second 3- 25’ high is next 4- 20’ high is the most downstream 5- Cascade
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