Tanque Verde Falls Hike
Documentary Family Photography
You know it’s going to be good when the hike starts with a “possible death” warning.
Advice for families and average folks who want to hike Tanque Verde Falls:
Travel Reddington Rd until it becomes a dirt road. There is a sharp drop off along the edge and twisty turns. If you have ever seen me walk across a bridge you’d know I don’t like heights. Nope. I’ve got to breath deep and focus straight ahead and NOT look down!! No looking over the edge. ever.
Thankfully this trip doesn’t require you to go too far through the pass. A big metal sign will direct you to the parking lot. And by parking lot I mean dirt lot with dips large enough to swallow your timid hybrid. The van is made of tough stuff and it’s driver was pretty determined so we made it without scrapping the bottom completely off. (There was a Jeep inflating a tire if that gives you a better picture of this parking lot)
My local FFA president said “it’s a nice hike, you go down a little ways, then walk along the creek” he said. So we wore sandals, anticipating getting our toes wet, and carried a water bottle or two. Wrong. Be advised: wear proper footwear and bring a back pack. You’ll want to keep your hands free for balance and for climbing large boulders.
The trek down to the creek is an easy downhill walk on a decent trail. You end up in a large open creek area where little ones will love to play! Getting to the first falls requires a bit of rock climbing as pictured below. We didn’t make it to the larger upper falls as it was nearing sunset but we will be back to see that and I’ll post and update!
If you have a favorite place or something you love to do as a family, contact me and we will customize a documentary family session for your family! These sessions make great photo books and are an awesome way to preserve family traditions and special places!