Sunday, February 22, 2009

Mud Springs Waterfalls

Today 18 hikers made it to the secluded waterfalls hidden in Mud Springs Canyon. The Mud Springs Waterfalls are definitively the most amazing falls in all of Red Rock Canyon. It's hard to imagine the falls are only 20 miles west of Las Vegas, NV.

There two sets of waterfalls: the lower and the upper and both require different routes to reach. The upper falls have amazing pools hidden in the sandstone canyon.
Water only flows after it rains or from snow melt. Normally by April the falls are dry. This is an easy hike requiring just a few moves of class 3 to reach the lower falls and a class 3 down climb to reach the upper falls. The route to the upper falls is not in print.