Sitting Bull Falls

Currently Closed
  • Address: Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA, United States
  • Timings: 12:00 pm - 06:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Tags: Park, Waterfall, Family And Kids, Canyon, Nature

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.  

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

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

  • Entry gate is closed 1 hour before closing time.

  • By renting a Car or a Bike.

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  • Sitting Bull Falls Address: Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA, United States
  • Sitting Bull Falls Timing: 12:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Sitting Bull Falls Price: Free
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  • 84.48% of people who visit Carlsbad include Sitting Bull Falls in their plan

  • 73.33% of people start their Sitting Bull Falls visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Sitting Bull Falls

Monday, Thursday and Friday

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

People normally club together Carlsbad Caverns National Park - Information Center and White's City RV Park 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
  • This place was so incredible! The drive there from Carlsbad made me a little concerned about the place I had picked for our last stop on our trip, turned out amazing. The water is very chilled and a great of cooling down in the heat. There are trails that go through the park, sadly I didn’t have time to go on any. I would love to return to explore more of this area.

  • I've always loves this place, when I was a kid you could climb up to the cave behide the falls. It's little more managed now but I know it's to keep people safe. Love the picnic areas as well.Got married there in 7/08. Was a hot day in that canyon but would not have changed a thing!

  • Nice place to hang out and meditate. A lot of hiking available. Might have more water and a better looking waterfall after some rain. The drive there is nice too.

  • Really enjoyed the trip out there. It's out of the way a bit but still kind of busy, but the waterfall is beautiful and the water is shallow enough to walk around and explore around it. A great way to spend a hot day

  • Overall this park is really very nice, an Oasis, however I wouldn’t recommend drinking the water! There are multiple hiking trails in the surrounding hills, the walkway from the parking lot to the falls is cemented, which makes it relatively handicap accessible. Restrooms are clean, picnic tables are of coated cement, therefore no splinters from a bench seat. Every covered picnic table has at least 2 charcoal-ready grills and are surrounded by plush green grass which makes for an excellent play area for toddlers. Moving onto the falls, at the base of the falls there is a railed viewing are with a bench, there is lots of algae in the accessible pools which makes it hard to wade, especially for smaller children and elderly that could slip and injure themselves. For the adventurous, there is lots of places that are blocked to the public but also many other areas that make for a great hike over rocks and under trees. Would definitely visit again.

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