Red River Falls

Red River Falls is only about 20 feet high but its beauty and seclusion are exceptional.

          Description: East Fk Red lo

Red River Falls above is during high water (June) and below is a low water photo (September).

Description: Red Falls lowater


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.



beta facts:

name- Red River Falls

height- 20’

elevation- 10,700’

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


essay bro

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:

and here:


Enhanced USGS 7.5’ topo map



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