Middle Fork Lake Falls

  Description: Middle Fork Red lo

120’ high Middle Fork Falls provides a beautiful echoing “falling-waters” sound to the upper end of Middle Fork Lake.



beta facts:

name- Middle Fork Lake Falls

height- 120’

elevation- 11,000’

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.



essay bro:

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.

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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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