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Potrero (english = finger) Falls is about 25’ high and is within an exciting “slot canyon”. During May of most years this waterfall is beautiful, white and frothy…!!
name- Potrero Falls
height- 50’ of multiple cascades… a “tiered” waterfall. The highest tier is about 25’
GPS coordinates- ±36°24.467’N 106°12.353’W
season- any time but early May is best
accommodations- nearby campgrounds and town
ownership- Carson National Forest
access- ¼ mile hike from dirt road access
nearest town- El Rito is about 4 miles south of here
fun fact- it lives right across-the-street from the famous “El Rito” technical rock climbing area.
Potrero Falls is a waterfall with many tiers… multiple drops… and is an exceptionally beautiful place. It’s within a steep-walled crevasse of nice pink granite. During average summer flow you can climb right up the cascades. This is a fun place to cool off in the hot summertime and it appears on most forest and topo maps.
Enhanced National Geographic 7.5’ topo map
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