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Sitting Bull Falls

Eddy County Rd 409, Lincoln National Forest, Carlsbad, NM
+1 575-885-4181
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Staff was very helpful and a beautiful spot to visit!

The falls area was beautiful and the staff very helpful in planning out our day of hiking the area... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Terrill D
Yuma, Arizona
Beautiful place

It was a long drive from our campsite but one of the prettiest spots we’ve been to. It’s not easy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joan M
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Eddy County Rd 409, Lincoln National Forest, Carlsbad, NM
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The falls area was beautiful and the staff very helpful in planning out our day of hiking the area. Definitely give this place a visit, you'll be very pleased!

Thank Terrill D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a long drive from our campsite but one of the prettiest spots we’ve been to. It’s not easy to find as our GPS, iPhone and Garmin all gave us different directions. The route we took was not clearly marked and we went by...More

Thank Joan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this wonderful spot as a side trip to the Caverns. It was well worth the trip (about an hour) to see a truly unique feature in this area. The falls were totally accessible by either a paved trail to the viewing area...More

Thank MajorLSU
Reviewed 8 November 2017

In early October our family took the remote drive out to Sitting Bull Falls. It's about an hour from the town of Carlsbad and if you take the route directly from Carlsbad Caverns, you will feel sure you are going nowhere. Much to our surprise,...More

Thank WallaceGang
Reviewed 1 November 2017

This is a little bit of a drive out of Carlsbad but it is worth it. The day we were there, a lot of people were at the falls. There is nice picnic area at the parking area at the bottom of the trail. The...More

Thank johnbwy
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem! It’s off the beaten path, like most things near Carlsbad. You do end up going down some lonely country roads for miles and miles. The last one being a gravel top. But....that road pulls you into a majestic mountain...More

Thank Honey H
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This is a must do if your in the area. We stayed at Brantley lake and it has hookups and a great view of the lake.

1  Thank harmony39
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

This little oasis is less than an hour off the highway and has a great picnic ground for anyone who is interested in a quaint spot to relax for a period of time. The falls are a shot walk from the parking area. It is...More

2  Thank Robert S
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We visited Sitting Bull Falls on a cool cloudy day and enjoyed the Falls from the viewing deck and below. Hiked up high to the top as well and thought the views from that angle were cool. Fairly easy hike up and worth the trip....More

1  Thank Skiers4Ever
Reviewed 27 September 2017

32 miles one way off of US 285 north of Carlsbad. Last few miles had dozens of sharp turns & switchbacks. Was worth the trip. Great picnic area and easy walk to the falls. Beautifully remote. Admission free w/ Nat'l Parks lifetime Pass, but fill...More

Thank archangel7m
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Tim S
6 September 2017|
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Response from 2014psr | Reviewed this property |
From the parking area I wouldn't consider it a hike. If you go down to the bottom it's a short walk on a walkway. If you go up it's a walk up a trail. Maybe quarter mile each way.
20 August 2017|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
little under 2 hours, Once you enter the Sitting Bull Reserve you still have about an hour to drive to the falls themselves, Your literally in the middle of nowhere, the roads are of poor quality, most of the time on the... More
james c
19 August 2017|
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Response from racing2travel | Reviewed this property |
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