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Sitting Bull Falls

Eddy County Rd 409, Lincoln National Forest, Carlsbad, NM
+1 575-885-4181
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great day trip for people of all physical abilities!

this location is an oasis in the middle of the desert! they have a paved walk path as well as more... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kathy W
Closed due to fires

I really wanted to visit here. If you are planning to visit here while in Carlsbad you ma want to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lisagtankersley
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Jasper, Texas
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“long drive” (12 reviews)
“worth the trip” (14 reviews)
“day trip” (12 reviews)
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LOCATION
Eddy County Rd 409, Lincoln National Forest, Carlsbad, NM
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+1 575-885-4181
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"long drive"
in 12 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 14 reviews
"day trip"
in 12 reviews
"parking area"
in 7 reviews
"off the beaten path"
in 9 reviews
"on the rocks"
in 6 reviews
"out of the way"
in 10 reviews
"covered picnic tables"
in 9 reviews
"water flow"
in 5 reviews
"swimming hole"
in 5 reviews
"open range"
in 4 reviews
"water shoes"
in 4 reviews
"nice picnic"
in 4 reviews
"lincoln national forest"
in 5 reviews
"picnic area"
in 7 reviews
"viewing deck"
in 3 reviews
"turned around"
in 3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago

this location is an oasis in the middle of the desert! they have a paved walk path as well as more challenging activities. it is a wonderful surprise! All should see this, and is worth the drive. then go over to Queens and have one...More

Thank Kathy W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really wanted to visit here. If you are planning to visit here while in Carlsbad you ma want to check to see if the day use area is open as this is quite a drive.

Thank Lisagtankersley
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As people have said it is off the beaten track but it a great opportunity to see the vastness of the dessert. There were several places where the cows were on the road. Had to stop and maneuver through them- they were not moving. The...More

2  Thank chmc2013
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the trip out there. It's out of the way a bit but still kind of busy, but the waterfall is beautiful and the water is shallow enough to walk around and explore around it. A great way to spend a hot day.

Thank Jeffrey D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

About 32 miles southwest of highway 285. Drive up to was scenic. Once you get there, nice little trails to take you to various water spots in the area. The falls were picturesque. Well worth the time

9  Thank jpatterson915
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

Sitting Bull Falls is a great day trip and picnic area. Though off the beaten path, it is well worth the drive to see this natural wonder. Kids and adults alike will have a great time.

1  Thank Darryl L
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

What a great place. This place is beautiful and well worth the drive. I would have gave it a 5 but when we got back to the park it was closed without explanation. We hiked back to falls anyway and we where very glad we...More

3  Thank PCBIllinois
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Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

Fun day out with teen girl friends! Bring sunscreen, towels, snacks, bottled water & water shoes &/or good walking shoes. The water is cold still right now but bearable after 2pm. $5 entrance fee per car. Restrooms & covered picnic tables at location. Hiking trail...More

5  Thank Genia M
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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

We took the long drive up to the falls and glad we did. It is very dry here so the falls was just a trickle. There were several swimmers however in the pool. Last year I saw snakes in the water so these were brave...More

4  Thank mosaiclover
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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

It's off the beaten path and worth every mile! My kids are 10 and 7 and loved all of it. The road is paved, windy and cow lined. The falls are a fun and let imaginations run wild. I was surprised that it cost $5...More

1  Thank Amy C
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Miriam A
June 13, 2018|
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Response from Jean Y | Reviewed this property |
Not at this time because of the extremely dry conditions. It was closed earlier in the season because of a forest fire. It would be wise to call before you drive out there. The National Forest Service would have the... More
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Sofia A
May 26, 2018|
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Response from Genia M | Reviewed this property |
I believe they will be open. This is the contact number for further information: 575-434-7200
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laura47f
May 17, 2018|
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Response from BPBOdessa_Texas |
No, it’s a paved trail to the waters edge. Bring water shoes. It’s beautiful you will love it there. Also bring snacks and lunch it’s a good distance thru open ranch land to get there. Watch for cattle and wildlife on the... More
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