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Zapata Falls Recreation Area
 

Sign for Zapata Falls Recreation Area

A short but adventurous hike over slippery rocks leads to a magnificent 25-foot waterfall at Zapata Falls Recreation Area. This area is just as impressive during the winter months, when the falls freeze into an enormous column of ice. Travelers along Los Caminos Antiguos Scenic and Historic Byway can stop at Zapata Falls Campground for a convenient overnight stay.

Field Office:  San Luis Valley

Total Area:  4,581 acres 

Activities:
  • Byway
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife viewing


     
Attractions, Facilities, & Services:
  • Zapata Falls Campground
  • 23 campsites with fire grates, picnic tables and bear-proof food lockers
  • Restrooms
  • No drinking water
  • Parking
  • Available in Alamosa and Monte Vista: lodging, restaurants and shops

Directions:  From Alamosa, travel east on US-160, then turn left onto Highway 150. Turn right at the sign for Zapata falls and continue for about three miles to the parking lot.