(nr Queen NM)
Been wanting to see Sitting Bull Falls for a good while. Since it was in the desert, I figured the springtime was best to find the water flowing. It was the first week in April, and the volunteer there said it was a good time.
Still, it was not a large flow; more like a bridal veil type. But, there were a few different streams dropping down to a pool at the base. Then the water in the pool trickled down across some rocks to a small creek.
There was an observation platform, as well as a small trail below the falls. Another trail went to the top of the ledge where I believe there were some water basins. I didn’t go up because it was fairly steep, and my back was giving me problems.
The drive in was through a small canyon, with the windy road crossing a creek several times. Cliffs along the way we’re pretty. And, I got a bonus of seeing a small flock of bighorn sheep grazing by the cliffs.
Camp: Lincoln NF-Guadalupe Ridge boondock
Scene: Waterfall, cliffs, sheep