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Address: Sitting Bull Falls Road, Lincoln National Forest, Carlsbad, NM
Phone Number: 575 434-7200
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Great place to see. I would not plan it as an all day visit. Half day with picnic is good plan. It is very pretty, but it is in the middle of nowhere...so be prepared. Long drive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Lovington, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

First time visiting with my two young boys, and we will be back! Awesome spot! We had a ton of fun climbing all over the rocks surrounding the many pools and swimming. The view in is beautiful, and the spot itself is picture perfect! Park ranger was friendly and informative, the bathrooms and picnic areas were SPOTLESS! And the drive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great picnic areas and sidewalks , easy access to falls with nice walkways . Great place to relax with family. Grandkids loved being able to cool off at the falls & natural pools. Would recommend to all to experience sitting bull falls. Loved it!

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Ada, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great place to see. I would not plan it as an all day visit. Half day with picnic is good plan. It is very pretty, but it is in the middle of nowhere...so be prepared. Long drive, no cell service, have bathroom break before going!

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

From Carlsbad NM expect to drive 40 miles. Plenty of desert life to see. When you get close to the falls, you will enter a valley lush and green. Hmmmm...must be water somewhere around here. You will finally enter the park which has a half dozen shaded picnic areas ( usually taken on the weekends) and a new concrete path... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It is a little out of the way but totally worth seeing. Has a great picnic area and sidewalk to get you to the falls. Make sure you take water shoes and a swimsuit if you want to get wet. It is fun to explore.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We visited on a hot day and found the falls to be cool and refreshing. The ranger on duty, Michael, was very helpful. He informed us that the falls run year round and suggested a shady spot to sit & enjoy the sounds of the running water. The only down-side was that this is a busy place and some people... More 

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Tolland, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

What a great place to explore and be one with nature. Quite except for the birds and insects. What a location to just chill out and relax. Be careful depending on time of day and time of year for "critters." Spring and fall are the best time to visit to beaty the heat. Certainly take in the caverns while you... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This larger area was once part of a large sea and is 100's of million years old. In more recent history this was an area occupied by at least the Sioux and Apache's. The CCC did work here during the depression and it is a series of streams and pools leading to a final 150 foot water fall with many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We really enjoyed our day at Sitting Bull Falls. There are several areas to swim in. The water is cold which is very nice on a hot day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The falls are spectacular-- about the last thing you'd expect to find in the middle of an otherwise dry desert. And the hike up the hill is a good stretch of the legs that rewards you with a great view. Come early and bring a picnic. Lots of great spots, but they get grabbed up quickly on the weekends. The... More 

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Address: Sitting Bull Falls Road, Lincoln National Forest, Carlsbad, NM
Phone Number: 575 434-7200
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Carlsbad

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