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Zapata Falls

Mosca, CO
+1 719-852-7074
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Didn't get to the falls

Zapata Falls was definitely on our list of things to do, but the very rough road took longer than... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
Margie C
Rough road to get there but nice falls

The road to get to the falls needs a lot of improvement. You MUST have a truck or large SUV to make... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
Slidell, Louisiana
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“rough road” (25 reviews)
“sand dunes” (48 reviews)
“short hike” (28 reviews)
Mosca, CO
+1 719-852-7074
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

Zapata Falls was definitely on our list of things to do, but the very rough road took longer than we expected. When we got out of the car, we were immediately attacked by mosquitoes, so we returned to the car, got rid of the critters...More

Thank Margie C
Reviewed 26 June 2017

The road to get to the falls needs a lot of improvement. You MUST have a truck or large SUV to make it up the road. You will also need a front end alignment when you are done. The hike to the falls is all...More

Thank Stassimark
Reviewed 26 June 2017

What an amazing adventure! I went to the Sand Dunes with my adult daughter, and it was beautiful place. True, the drive up was very rocky, even in a 4 wheel drive vehicle. The trail to the falls is the same...very rocky! The trail is...More

1  Thank ronap80
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

The road to the falls was quite rugged and I wouldn't try it in a low vehicle. There is a bit of a hike before you get to the falls but it is worth it. The water is ICE COLD and you will have to...More

Thank Carly1019
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Near Sand Dunes National Park is a lovely hiking trails up to a waterfall. The hike and falls are great, however, the road up to the trailhead is in terrible condition. You need a high clearance vehicle or you will tear up the suspension.

Thank CatherineG1605
Reviewed 14 June 2017

After you turn off of the main highway onto the road going to Great Sand Dunes National Park start looking for the sign on the right. It's not far and if you get to the Park entrance gate, then you went too far. The road...More

Thank ParkDreamer
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Our front-wheel drive sedans made it up to the campsite, it was just slow going. Once we got there, it was a quick walk to the waterfall. Be prepared to get your feet wet to see the waterfall inside the cave, it can be slippery...More

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Steep but short hike up to the creek. We were there when spring runoff was at its peak; very few people attempted to navigate the water to actually see the falls as it was 2-3 feet deep & flowing very quickly. I can see from...More

Thank Rasl B
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

This was a beautiful home however you have to drive up a very very. Rocky road to get there. Don't do it in a passenger car. You should use an off road vehicle. You also have to traverse through the ice cold river to get...More

Thank Cowgirlxoxo
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Plan if you have a 4x4 truck, Jeep or SUV with a high clearance. We did see a few cars driving up the mountain taking it slow, since it's a bumpy ride. The road is similar to driving over a dry river bed. It is...More

Thank LilMonkeysTravel
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Johnny L
19 June 2017|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
I went in March and the waterfall inside was nearly all frozen. Once inside the cave, the ice is very slippery. I'm assuming as summer progresses, the ice thins out.
Richard T
11 June 2017|
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Response from magdabruna | Reviewed this property |
yep! ride slow but worth the small bad road trip :)
5 May 2017|
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Response from magdabruna | Reviewed this property |
Yes sure We drove an SUV perfect up to the parking for he falls