The falls were formed when South Zapata Creek wore a groove in rocks of the Sangre de Cristos, This grove allowed the melting snow runoff water and rainwater to carve through and drop 30 feet over rocks sculpted by time. To view the falls requires walking just under a mile of out and back trail, crossing a stream and climbing over some rocks. The waters can be seen flowing in the warm months and frozen in a beautiful ice sculpture in the winter. There is camping and picnic areas nearby. A great outing for a whole family that is stable on their feet.