Flickr Favorite: SittingBullFalls_2 by slarsen327
Sitting Bull Falls is a series of waterfalls located in a canyon in the Lincoln National Forest southwest of the city of Carlsbad, New Mexico. The falls are fed by springs located in the canyon above. The water flows through a series of streams and pools until reaching the falls where it drops 150 feet into the canyon below. Most of the water disappears into the gravel or cracks in the rocks and either reappears in springs further down the canyon or joins the Pecos Valley underground water supply.
Sitting Bull Falls Day recently reopened on April 6, 2012. The area had been closed while the land settled after damage from a large fire. If we hadn’t been told there was a bad fire, I would not have guessed it from the terrain. The park facility itself looked pretty new, and this is why. It was a beautiful oasis in the usually dry desert.
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