When looking for the perfect nature spot to explore, the summertime always gets us looking for spots with cool water and shady trees. There is a fantastic spot to go for a nice trip out on a nature hike in New Mexico with beautiful waterfalls and lush greenery. You won't want to leave once you arrive, which is perfect since there's a campsite not too far away from it!

Head out to the Jemez Mountains to find the simple less than a mile hike that will lead you to the Jemez Falls Overlook. This area is home to the highest falls in the area that you can admire.

The Jemez Falls trailhead that will lead you to the waterfalls starts at Jemez Falls Campground inside the Santa Fe National Forest.

The trek is about 1/4 of a mile long and is perfect for all skill levels. The area is popular for hiking and strolling and it gets the most visitors from April to October.

Pack your bag, lace up your shoes and head on over for a fantastic time on this trail!

Once you find the falls, you will be astonished by the rushing waters over the rocky cliffs that surround it. The rumbling of the falls is enough to put you in a relaxed state, so feel free to have a seat and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature around you.

The area around the falls is also jam-packed with incredible things to do and discover, from hot springs to mountain top views.

If you're not yet ready to leave the incredible Santa Fe National Forest after a day of exploring, no worries! You can spend the night at the Jemez Falls Campgrounds for a peaceful night surrounded by wilderness.

Dogs are allowed so don't be shy to bring Spot along with you on your epic waterfall hike.

Jemez Falls

Price: $0-$10

Address: Jemez Springs, NM

Why You Need To Go: You can relax to the sounds of the tallest waterfalls in the area rushing over the sides of rocky cliffs and into the pool below it.


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