Explore the best waterfall trails in New Mexico with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Perfect kid friendly hike.

Was a great hike and lots of fun! Too bad the waterfall want running.

Great trail, packed snow, slick in spots. Boots a must, walking poles/sticks helpful!

Hiked in mid May. Snow on most of the trail but nothing difficult. Beautiful bluebird views of the peaks and nearby rivers.

snow all the way up. warm sun all the way down. Great waterfalls!

I think we do a route that just covers the falls. But the dogs love it! Especially the falls at the end. They always take a dip. The sad thing is people leave trash out there often. We load up the dogs pack with empty cans and bottles to take back out!

It's a nice hike that kids can tackle. Keep your kids and dogs close. There are rattlers out there.

12 days ago

12 days ago

beautiful, but trails are not well defined

great workout, great views

13 days ago

Very cool trail. First leg is pretty easy but increases in difficulty as you go deeper. Looked as though this trail connected with several other trail systems. Several water crossings add to the difficulty, but definitely a fun day hike.

17 days ago

Great hike, but as mentioned the trail can be hard to find and stay on. The trail starts at the bench just below Battleship rock. Stay left when you reach the fallen over sign for McCauley Hot Springs. You will soon come to a place where the trail splits, take a right and head up among the rocks (look for a stone cairn on a big rock to mark the turn up). The trail is blazed by a red circle with a walking person on it, as well as little white tacks on some trees. The springs are great for a soak and the hike was beautiful!

my favorite canyon!!

18 days ago

Beautiful trail... about 2 miles in to the first waterfall several more follow then a moderately challenging climb to a pretty view about 3-3.5 miles in.

Great views of many rock formations but it can be hard to find the right trail. There are many paths to campsites, dead ends, make sure you stay on the hiking path. Some campers put up ribbons to guide presumably their friends to their sites, do not follow the ribbons! Also, despite some attempts, we did not find the southern part of the loop. Our hike turned into a great in-and-out hike, the pools are warm and fun to dip your feet in, you can continue towards Jemez Falls if you are looking for a longer hike. The views are spectacular.