Spring is around the corner, and that means prime time for seeing rushing waterfalls! As the mountain snow turns into runoff, the waters flow seamlessly down below. Contrary to TLC’s Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls, we recommend you check out some of the beautiful cascades that linger here along the Enchanted Circle of New Mexico.
3.9 Miles Round Trip
This family-friendly hike features 3+ waterfalls with the grand finale leading up to a stunning cascade. The best view is across the creek and through the trees. Watch your step near the cliff side.
Middle Fork Falls
Parking for the trailhead is an adventure and requires 4WD and/ or decent clearance, as there are several rocks and muddy waters along the way up. The trail leading up to the falls is a pretty steady incline with several switchbacks. Once you reach the falls, have a picnic or take a breather before the climb up to a gorgeous alpine lake hidden amidst the pines.
Head through the canyon and over to Taos Ski Valley to access the trailhead to Williams Lake. If you’re feeling more of a thigh burner, take the fork to the left and head on up to Wheeler Peak.
4.2 Miles Round Trip
Wheeler Peak, aka The Highest Point in the State
Pack it up, pack it in before noon as the storms tend to bring about strong winds on the peak in the afternoon. The wildlife is a delight, as is the trail leading up. You will likely find a few snow stashes and views of Kachina Peak.
Angel Fire RV Resort is offering guided hikes on our Wilderness Wednesdays this coming Spring & Summer.
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