Red River Falls
Red River Falls is only about 20 feet high but its beauty and seclusion are exceptional.
Red River Falls above is during high water (June) and below is a low water photo (September).
Upstream about a mile and a half above Red River Falls you’ll find these 200’ high and steep Red River Cascades.
See the topo map below.
...and above the cascades are a couple small but beautiful timberline lakes...
Above is Red River Lake & below is Old Mike Pond... the “Sharkteeth” rocks between the lakes, show in both photos.
name- Red River Falls
GPS coordinates- ±36°33.914’N 105°22.925’W
flow- a healthy perennial trout stream
season- June thru Oct… the early bird will fight snowdrifts but will see the most powerful water-show
accommodations- Wheeler Peak Wilderness
ownership- Carson National Forest
access- 3 miles on East Fork Trail #56 then bushwhack for about ¼ mile see map below
nearest town- Red River is about 11 miles North of here
fun fact- people who never leave the trail, never see this waterfall
This is a nice waterfall
Make yourself a copy of my map and please enjoy all of the many waterfalls of the upper Red River. They’re some of New Mexico’s best…!!!
Red River Falls is in the far right-hand side of the map below.
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
Send questions and comments to dscott@TheMarbleSculptor.com