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Sitting Bull Falls

Eddy County Rd 409, Lincoln National Forest, Carlsbad, NM
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Beautiful Getaway!

My girlfriend and I came to Carlsbad to celebrate our year anniversary! We heard about Sitting Bull... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lubbock, Texas
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We were visiting Carlsbad and decided to hike to these falls for a quick swim. The drive is forever... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leah W
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Eddy County Rd 409, Lincoln National Forest, Carlsbad, NM
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I came to Carlsbad to celebrate our year anniversary! We heard about Sitting Bull Falls and were excited to check it out! The drive was definitely off the beaten path but we enjoyed it. The road goes through an Open Range so...More

Thank 3Roseberry
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting Carlsbad and decided to hike to these falls for a quick swim. The drive is forever long but once you arrive it's a nice view. The price was cheap, unless u don't have change like us. We ended up donating a 20...More

Thank Leah W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The primary purpose of our visit to Sitting Bull Falls was to visit the small cave located behind the falls. We made the drive to the falls from Carlsbad and it took a little more than an hour and a half to reach the falls....More

Thank kasejason
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The drive is long on a road that is not great, slow driving and upon reaching the falls it's a short walk down a paved path to the falls. I expected something more it was a small fall into a small pool,swimming is allowed and...More

Thank Riverbabe60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is about a 45min drive from Carlsbad, but so worth it. $5 per car to see it for the day. If you have a national parks pass it will get you in free. Lots of covered picnic tables. Good area for swimming, hiking, and...More

1  Thank tews20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this waterfall. The drive is a little long but definitely worth it. The water was very cool and the kids loved that you could actually get under the waterfall. The kids were able to do lots of exploring. There was one spot...More

Thank jpaebpearson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place can be a little hard to find. If you follow CR 408 to Queens Highway, make sure you turn left at the. intersection. Also take note that there area has many spots that can flood unexpectedly. A very good area to picnic in...More

Thank Norm_Nice_Guy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sitting Bull Falls is a nice place to visit. About 1h from Carlsbad City. There you don't really need to hike to arrive to the waterfall. It's a 10/15 min walk in a pavement trail. They offer spot for picnic, and barbecue. You also can...More

Thank Alexandra C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice view of the falls. It takes about 30 minutes to get there as it off the highway. However once there the falls are beautiful.

Thank racing2travel
Reviewed 22 May 2017

After my husband & I spent 4 hours inside the Carlsbad Cavern (we were done by 1:00pm) we decided to drive up to Sitting Bull Falls. The recreation area is nicely maintained with a friendly host & hostess on the premises. Lots of covered picnic...More

1  Thank Sherry P
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Terry B
Are dogs allowed?
18 June 2017|
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Response from kikip11 | Reviewed this property |
Dunno. We didn't bring one so didn't notice.😕
Can you get to the water to swim if you are in a wheelchair?
17 April 2017|
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Response from sasphs | Reviewed this property |
No trail going from elevated walkway to water
Barbara H
How much is the entry fee
25 March 2017|
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Response from Stanley J | Reviewed this property |
I do not remember exactly. It was an honor system envelope in a pay box. But it was very little.