Upper Falls Trail

EASY 15 reviews

Upper Falls Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Santo Domingo Pueblo, New Mexico that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
666 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

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29 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Short and sweet nature walk. You get a nice view of the waterfall but can't get any closer. The trail is closed to the lower falls and Rio Grande, which is too bad because it looks super nice down there!

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

short trail but nice walk through the pines.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Would have been absolutely beautiful if the water was flowing. As it was, it was still a great hike. You can still get down to the lower falls, but that might border on hard because of loose rock, etc. and the trail is marked closed, so it might be illegal!

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The best trail at Bandelier. The view at the end of the trail is spectacular.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Upper falls was an easy hike and is 2.25 miles from the visitor center. It was disapointing that the falls were still in the distance and you cannot get too close to them. Still, it's a pretty hike and the falls are lovely. The trail ends at the upper falls. The trail to the lower falls is permanently closed due to flood damage in 2011.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Trail closed after the upper falls overlook. Still easily passable down to the to of the lower falls, but lots of rocks and branches in the path to step over. This'll get you to the base of the upper falls, but the path is pretty washed out beyond the top of the lower falls.

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Friday, March 15, 2013

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Sunday, July 01, 2012

Easy hike, some traffic depending on when you go. The trail ends at the Lower Falls, the fires last year cut off the access to the Rio Grande. The waterfall is spectacular and worth the time!