Mineral Creek Falls
This is one of the more amazing 2 mile hikes in New Mexico...!!!
Do not visit any New Mexico waterfall during a drought
Mineral Creek Falls is splendid and 75’ high
Mineral Creek Falls is a two mile hike upstream from the parking at Forest Road 157
Then in between your wheels and the falls is 30’ wide Mineral Creek Arch...!!
...and half way between the parking and the natural arch is the 13’ high lower falls
name- Mineral Creek Falls
GPS coordinates- ±32°58’13.879”N 107°44’19.432”W
flow- USGS topos call this stream perennial, but it could go dry during extra dry years
season- March, April and August thru October
ownership- Gila National Forest
access- this is a 2 mile hike, mostly trail until last ¼-mile rock-hopping
nearest town- Kingston is about 4.5 miles south of here
fun fact- anyone who visits this waterfall… will return...!!!
Even after the forest fire has this whole area EXTREMELY burned..... it is still a WAY beautiful place.......!!!
...Also Devon Fletcher has some unfortunate “news” about this area: http://southernnewmexicoexplorer.blogspot.com/
Please feel free to right-click-save-as on the map below to save yourself a hard copy
Enhanced USGS 7.5’ topo map
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