Falls Trail

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Upper Falls

Photo by Sally King

Find out what the trail is like before you hike. Do a virtual tour here.

The Falls Trail starts at the end of the Backpacker's Parking Lot near the visitor center. The trail descends 400 vertical feet in its 1.5 mile length to the Upper Falls. A beautiful trail in any season, this trail is not cleared of snow in the winter and can be extremely icy. There are steep dropoffs along the trail and plank bridges across the creek. Keep children close at all times and watch for wildlife. Take plenty of water. Water from the creek should not be drunk without first treating it.

THIS TRAIL IS NOT ACCESSIBLE TO WHEELCHAIRS OR STROLLERS.

 
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Duration:
26 seconds

The Upper Falls is an excellent hike right now. Snow and ice are gone from the trail but large runoff from snow melt is making the falls spectacular.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Last updated: July 12, 2020

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Bandelier National Monument
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Los Alamos, NM 87544

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