These 10 Stunning Waterfalls In New Mexico Will Take Your Breath Away
There are many beautiful natural wonders in the Land of Enchantment, and some of the finest are its cascades – and that’s why we’ve curated this list of the best waterfalls in New Mexico. What is it about waterfalls? There’s a reason why white noise machines usually include sounds like “rushing water.” Listening to a waterfall is innately soothing. Seeing one up close is even better! Luckily, New Mexico has plenty of waterfalls, many of them unnamed, hidden in forests, canyons, and other wilderness areas. Here are 10 stunning New Mexico waterfalls.
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If you can’t make it to one of these waterfalls soon, relax with this video of El Salto Falls, located near Arroyo Seco.
10. El Salto Falls
We think you’ll find these to be some of the best waterfalls in New Mexico, too. Do you have a favorite New Mexico waterfall? If we’ve skipped your favorite, let us know which one brings you a sense of calm. One of these New Mexico waterfalls is also a swimming hole? You should definitely pay it a visit!
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Most Beautiful Waterfalls In New Mexico
What are the best waterfall hikes in New Mexico?
Experiencing any of the beautiful waterfall hikes in New Mexico will make memories to last a lifetime. These picturesque trails will take you on an adventure to some of the state's prettiest waterfalls, such as the Grand View Trail which brings you to Bridal Veil Falls. The trail is around 7 miles long and will take you through the Lincoln National Forest with a stunning 45-foot tall waterfall at the end. The Santa Fe River State Park has a shorter, easier trail that will bring you right up to the lovely Rio En Medio Falls.
What are the most beautiful places in New Mexico?
Waterfalls are just one highlight of many of the most beautiful places in New Mexico. Other absolutely spectacular places that are worth visiting include iconic spots like the White Sands National Monument, where a desert of bright white gypsum sand will take you to another world. Another great example is the Rio Grande Gorge, where you can walk across the stunning, deep river canyon that is a postcard-perfect view of the Land of Enchantment. If you like exploring beautiful cities, try the historic areas of Albuquerque or Santa Fe, or discover some of the pueblos hiding across the state.
What are the best outdoor adventures in New Mexico?
If you're looking for more places to hike, explore, and let out your inner adventurer, these are some of the best outdoor adventures in New Mexico. Check out spots like the Bisti Badlands, located near Nageezi, where there are unusually shaped and incredibly colorful geological formations that'll make you feel like you're on a different planet. You can trek across lava fields at the El Malpais National Monument if you're feeling extra adventurous - and the views are a great payoff. If you love caves, the Carlsbad Caverns are the way to go when visiting New Mexico. The huge rooms full of stalactites and stalagmites are breathtaking to see.