Zapata Falls


This was a short little hike we did after leaving Great Sand Dunes NP and what a fun little treat.

It is about 3 miles south of the park on HWY 150 and about 3.5 miles to the TH. We had hoped to do the 14r, Blanca Peak that was nearby but time and thunderstorms in the forecast squelched that.

But as you can see from the pictures, the kids had a great time exploring this waterfall hidden in a canyon.  The road is pretty rough but it has a large parking lot and view point of the Great Sand Dunes.

The hike is a short .5 miles with minimal gain but you do have to wade through the water to reach the 25ft waterfall inside.  For more information, click HERE.


For more of the national parks, hikes and other stops on our road trip through Utah and Colorado, visit my page Beyond The PNW!

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