Zapata fall is a nice place to visit. We visited the falls after spending an afternoon at the Sand Dunes. The drive up to the falls is on a wide and rough gravel road that takes you to a parking area.
You think hike 1/4 of a mile up a rocky trail to the base of the falls. We visited in early August so the water level was a bit lower than I would have expected earlier in the year. Nice and cool at the falls.
The only down side is the falls are best viewed if you get to the base of the falls and then get in the creek and finish the hike into the rock formation. My teenage son did this but the rest of us in the family did not feel like getting wet.
The view of the San Luis valley is spectacular.
Worth the short drive and short hike.
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