Sitting Bull Falls, Carlsbad

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  • Address: Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA, United States
  • Timings: 12:00 pm - 06:00 pm Details
  • Tags: Park, Waterfall, Family And Kids, Canyon, Nature
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About Sitting Bull Falls, Carlsbad

Replenishing the arid canyon of the Lincoln National Forest with its striking presence, the Sitting Bull Falls covers a height of 150 meters into the canyon and disappears just as quickly into the underground water system through cracks and crevices.

The falls belong to the Capitan Great Barrier Reef that dates back to the Permian period which was surrounded by sea on all sides about 250 million years ago!  Today, the dry desert climate even though quiet tricky to climb, is still worth the visit to see the gorgeous view all around.  

Sitting Bull Falls Information

  • Carry bottled drinking water and snacks.
  • Do wear sturdy shoes.
  • Wearing sunscreen will help.

Sitting Bull Falls Ticket Prices

  • USD 5 per vehicle, up to ten people.
  • USD 10 per vehicle, 10+ people.
  • Free entry with Senior/Golden Age/Access/ America the Beautiful.

Sitting Bull Falls Opening and Closing Hours

  • Entry gate is closed 1 hour before closing time.

How To reach Sitting Bull Falls by Public Transport

  • By renting a Car or a Bike.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Sitting Bull Falls

  • 95% of people who visit Carlsbad include Sitting Bull Falls in their plan

  • 59.28% of people start their Sitting Bull Falls visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Sitting Bull Falls

Monday, Friday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sitting Bull Falls

People normally club together Carlsbad Caverns National Park - Information Center and McKittrick Canyon Visitor Center while planning their visit to Sitting Bull Falls.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Sitting Bull Falls, Carlsbad Reviews

  • Beautiful place. Kids loved hiking to see where the falls started.

  • It's a waterfall. Not hugely impressive but the cool water is nice on a hot day. The drive there is fairly scenic but quite out of the way.

  • Love the beautiful scenery and the cold water. Perfect for swimming with the family.

  • Beautiful. Good hike!

  • Beautiful waterfalls and the ride was well worth it.

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