Taos Cone Creek Cascades

          Description: Taos Cone Creek Cascades lo

This is the top 30 feet of 300’ high Taos Cone Creek Cascades


beta facts:

name- Taos Cone Creek Cascades

height- 300’ cascades

elevation- 11,200’

GPS coordinates- ±36°33.604’N 105°23.012’W

flow- perennial

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- 2¾ miles on East Fork Trail #56 then upstream bushwhack for about a 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 these cascades


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This is a very high and beautiful cascade… but really only the top 30’ falls over bedrock… the rest cascades over alluvial fill.  The World Waterfall Data Base standards state that an alluvial base does not make a waterfall, but rather a waterfall must flow over exposed bedrock.


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

and here: http://www.dougscottart.com/hobbies/waterfalls/TaosMtnsMap.htm


Enhanced USGS 7.5’ topo map



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