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Better than expected

We drove the the waterfalls rather than hiking in. While the falls themselves were not spectacular... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
San Angelo, Texas
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Fresh Air Get Away!

Drove to Bluff Springs in the month of May, with about another 58 camper all family! Bluff springs... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
Mirna M
El Paso, Texas
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Rio Penasco Rd, County road C017, Cloudcroft, NM
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All reviews nice waterfall monsoon season fresh air off the beaten path falls camp road meadows drive picnic mountains views trail
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We drove the the waterfalls rather than hiking in. While the falls themselves were not spectacular the area above the falls was beautiful. Take time to hike up the steps and sit in the green meadow next to the steam under the trees. Very refreshing!!!

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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Drove to Bluff Springs in the month of May, with about another 58 camper all family! Bluff springs is the perfect place to visit if your looking for a quiet beautiful get away with family and friends! Cold nights, Hot days. Space is amazing if...More

3  Thank Mirna M
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

This is a place I’ve been coming with my family since the 80’s. My husband and I have camped here numerous times with our children. There are some great trails to hike, two toilets and all the beautiful trees and fresh air anyone could want....More

Thank A1521MCjenniferc
Reviewed 13 November 2017

The waterfall was nice and had water even though monsoon season is over. The waterfall is visible from the parking lot, so if you're looking for a hike with a landmark as a goal this is not the one. The dirt road leading there is...More

3  Thank Reed S
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Be careful on the gravel road. Lots of water covered pot holes. Some areas it’s narrow and only one vehicle can go through. It’s worth the trip. Saw a flock of turkeys and a herd of wild horses. There was a wedding going on at...More

4  Thank Dee H
Reviewed 21 June 2017

A great change of pace for locals because this is a high alpine forest, at 8200', nestled inside of the Chihuahuan desert. What makes this camping site better then most is the clean vault toilet nearby. Back country camping is allowed pretty much anywhere in...More

4  Thank DigTexas
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This place is off the paved road and the remote location might scare you a bit if you dont drive a 4 wheeler or SUV but even if you have to park the car an walk the mile or so to see the falls it...More

2  Thank Masch40
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Can't wait to come back for camping! The road getting there was really nice, and the trail was great for taking a break from the busy world.

1  Thank Danny S
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This was a beautiful, serene place! The waterfall was amazing! Make sure to wear appropriate hiking gear. I only wore tennis shoes and wasn't able to explore as much as I wanted. Also take a light jacket even if it is summer!

3  Thank Amm50474
Reviewed 19 August 2016

The forest road is a bit rough as you head to Bluff Springs, but it's worth the drive. Lovely waterfall, bridge and stairs to take you to the top of the falls. Be sure to hike back to the source of the spring. Beautiful meadows...More

1  Thank Patti M
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Kelsee M
23 August 2018|
Response from Mirna M | Reviewed this property |
The drive is only a few minutes long depending on where you would like to camp. As for restrooms there is only two available near the waterfall, for girls and boys. You would need to drive, or walk from your camp site to... More
17 November 2016|
Response from A1521MCjenniferc | Reviewed this property |
No fee per vehicle or person, it’s free. It’s open year round. We have camped in November and in June. Water is always on the falls but at times it’s frozen.
Dani O
19 July 2016|
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Response from Mirna M | Reviewed this property |
This past June we were unable to do campfires due to dry season, but all other times campfires are allowed. Bad timing I suppose :)