Sandia Falls aka Waterfall Canyon Falls

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the lower portion                    Sandia Falls’  main portion during an average year                   Sandia Falls in a dry year  


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name- Sandia Falls aka Waterfall Canyon Falls


elevation- 7650’

GPS coordinates- ±35°13.721’N 106°28.323’W

flow- perennial spring fed

season- spring, summer and fall

accommodations- none …Sandia Wilderness

ownership- Cibola National Forest

access- 2 miles or more off-trail hiking… well there is a… “kind of” a path

nearest town- Albuquerque is in site from above the falls

fun fact- I used to skip school here


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Waterfall Canyon is like perhaps a south fork of Juan Tabo Canyon.  Waterfall Canyon has many waterfalls both above and below the main falls.  Two nice ones downstream from the main Sandia Falls are pictured below.

15' Sandia Falls  25' Sandia Falls

this 15’ high falls is the most downstream                   this 25’ waterfall is about 100 yards below Sandia Falls


Enhanced National Geographic 7.5’ topo map

Sandia Falls

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