menu search

This One Waterfall Swimming Hole In New Mexico Is Perfect For A Summer Day

On scorching summer days, there’s nothing more refreshing than a dip in a natural swimming hole. But what if you could slide into a pool of cool water under a cascading waterfall? Well, in New Mexico you can do just that.

To reach Sitting Bull Falls start on US-285, then go west on NM-137. You remain on this road for approximately 20 miles before making a right onto CR-409. Keep going until you reach the parking lot for the recreation area.

Tip: The parking lot nearest to the falls is small and fills up fast. While there is an overflow lot, it’s much less convenient. Go early to secure one of the better spaces.

Watching this video will help you imagine that you’re already there!

The combination of a swimming hole and waterfall certainly make Sitting Bull Falls special. But New Mexico does have other swimming holes in natural settings where you can beat the heat.

Even if you can’t make it to this gorgeous waterfall this summer, definitely add this mini-oasis to your New Mexico bucket list.

Juliet White
New Mexico staff writer for Only In Your State and freelance writer. A committed travel junkie, Juliet has lived on two continents, but believes that the sunsets in New Mexico are the best. She can be reached on Twitter @JulietWrites.