Falls Trail Virtual Tour

upper falls
Let's take a hike on the Falls Trail.  It's a beautiful spring day and due to snow melt the creek is running nicely.

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Duration:
15 seconds

Spring runoff makes the falls roar.

 
aberts squirrel eats
Abert's squirrels are a large tree squirrel commonly seen at Bandelier.

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Duration:
49 seconds

An Abert's squirrel forages for food on a spring morning.

 
painted lady
Painted ladies are a spring butterfly that are sometimes seen in great numbers.  Migratory, like their cousins the Monarch, these butterflies are considered to be an eruptive species.  Common sometimes and absent others.

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Duration:
9 seconds

Standing at the top of Lower Falls on a windy day is a good way to get wet.

 
spring fern
With the remnant winter moisture spring plants are turning green and flourishing.

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8 seconds

Stinging nettles are not nice to touch but are beautiful swaying in the breeze accompanied by the sounds of the creek.

 
bottom of upper falls
The hike to the bottom of the Upper Falls requires hopping the creek many times.  Watch for falling rocks.

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Duration:
12 seconds

The 80 ft tall falls somehow seem shorter close up but the roar of the falls highlights the drop.

 
blooming willow
In the moisture rich riparian area along the creek plants like this willow are blooming in abundance.

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Duration:
35 seconds

Frijoles Creek flows from high in the Jemez Mountains over two waterfalls to add its bounty to the Rio Grande.

 
 
canyon wren
Canyon wrens are more often heard than seen.

photo by Sally King

Last updated: April 18, 2020

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