Zapata Falls Topo Map

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On the northwest ramparts of 14,042-foot Ellingwood Point in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, snowmelt and rainfall fill South Zapata Lake, funnel into South Zapata Creek, and flow north to fuel Zapata Falls. This dramatic plunge waterfall—located just 8 miles south of Great Sand Dunes National Park—is a family favorite. Follow the wide, rocky, juniper-lined trail to the creek. You will have to wade up the creek to view the falls, so this is a good time to put on your water shoes and get out your trekking pole. Alpine glaciers once covered this area, depositing a moraine and then carving a deep and narrow cleft through it with melting water. Enter this cleft in the rock and make your way to the base of the falls. You may have to wait in line for the best views, as this is a popular photo-taking spot.
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Florence, Colorado

Get Zapata Falls Topo maps on One of Colorado's best camping sites, Zapata Falls is located near Florence, CO. Trails' printable online topo maps offer shaded and un-shaded reliefs, and aerial photos too! Use topographic map functionality to find elevation, print high resolution maps, save a PNG, or just learn the topography around Zapata Falls. You can also get free latitude and longitude coordinates from the topographical map and set your GPS. Subscribers with access to our maps can download or print any topo, and cover more terrain when you map your Zapata Falls route ahead of time.

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Mar 2018