Hike to the Upper Falls in Bandelier National Monument

Rate this Adventure New Mexico Bandelier Visitor Center

  • Activities:

    Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    2.9 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    496 Feet

Family Friendly
Forest
Scenic
Waterfall

The upper falls tumbles over the red layered rock formations--a sight to see in Bandelier National Monument. 

Park at the Bandelier Visitor Center. The trailhead is down the road (the direction you came from). There are steep dropoffs along this trail so exercise caution, and be aware than in winter the trail may be icy. The Lower Falls trail is closed due to flooding. 

Photos: Larry LamsaBandelier National Monumentsarowen

Pack List

  • Water
  • Sun protection
  • Camera
Read More

Reviews

Overall rating:  Rate this Adventure

Leave a Review

Have you done this adventure? Leave a review!

The Outbound CollectiveAdmin

Your Home For Adventure.

Are we missing something? Suggest an edit

Nearby Adventures

Climb Mount Wheeler

New Mexico / Mount Wheeler Trailhead

Mount Wheeler is the highest peak in New Mexico at 13,161 feet and is considered the 8th highest state peak. The hike begins just over 10,000 feet near the Bavarian Restaurant.

26 Saves

Dip into Spence Hot Springs

New Mexico / Spence Hot Springs

Exit Interstate 550 and head North on Highway 4 heading towards Jemez Springs. The Spence Hot Springs Parking Lot and Trailhead is about 25 miles North off Highway 4.

64 Saves

Hike to Clear Creek in Cimarron Canyon State Park

New Mexico / Clear Creek Trailhead

Head North from Eagle Nest towards Cimarron, and about 7 miles (or less) on your right hand, you will find two big signs with a parking area on both sides of the road.

8 Saves