These 10 Stunning Waterfalls In New Mexico Will Take Your Breath Away

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 of the most beautiful waterfalls in New Mexico.

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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

Which of these New Mexico waterfalls do you like best? If we’ve skipped your favorite, let us know which one brings you a sense of calm. One of these waterfalls is also a swimming hole, and you can learn more about it here.

Address: Sitting Bull Falls, New Mexico 88220, USA
Address: Jemez Falls, New Mexico 87025, USA
Address: Glenwood, NM 88039, USA
Address: Nambe Falls, New Mexico 87506, USA
Address: Folsom Falls, New Mexico 88419, USA
Address: Soda Dam Springs, New Mexico 87025, USA
Address: Soledad Canyon Springs Trail, Las Cruces, NM 88011, USA
Address: Overlook Rd, White Rock, NM 87544, USA
Address: Coyote, NM 87012, USA
Address: Arroyo Seco, NM 87514, USA
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Most Beautiful Waterfalls In New Mexico

April 30, 2020

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 that 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 the many gorgeous parts of the landscape of 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?

Looking for more places to hike, explore, and let out your inner adventurer in NM? 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.

Address: Sitting Bull Falls, New Mexico 88220, USA
Address: Jemez Falls, New Mexico 87025, USA
Address: Glenwood, NM 88039, USA
Address: Nambe Falls, New Mexico 87506, USA
Address: Folsom Falls, New Mexico 88419, USA
Address: Soda Dam Springs, New Mexico 87025, USA
Address: Soledad Canyon Springs Trail, Las Cruces, NM 88011, USA
Address: Overlook Rd, White Rock, NM 87544, USA
Address: Coyote, NM 87012, USA
Address: Arroyo Seco, NM 87514, USA