Oasis in the desert! Sitting Bull Falls is a hidden gem; a 150 foot waterfall tucked into a rugged desert canyon. Visitors often can’t believe that a place like this exists in the high desert of eastern New Mexico. Does this sound like the kind of place you’d like to visit? What about the kind of place you’d like to live? Do you enjoy solitude, hiking, wildlife, geology, caving, clear skies and beautiful starlit nights? What about meeting new people, and helping to ensure that they enjoy their time in a beautiful place? If so, this may be the place you are looking for.
The Guadalupe Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest is seeking hosts for the Sitting Bull Falls Recreation Area. Sitting Bull Falls is a day use area, open from 8:30am to 6:00pm. This small but stunning desert riparian area offers visitors an opportunity for a beautiful, relaxing retreat. Climate is generally dry, with low humidity. Winters are cool but sunny, summers are hot, with occasional monsoon rainfall. The site has eight shaded pavilions, barbecue grills, flush toilets, drinking water, accessible concrete trails and a viewing deck, hiking trails, cool, shady pools both above and below the falls, and paved road access.
Host duties will include greeting visitors, answering questions, daily cleaning of site and restrooms, and maintenance including mowing and trimming vegetation. The schedule is five days on, two days off. The Forest will provide full RV hookups, a shade pavilion, and internet and phone service. Pets may be permitted.
The ideal hosts will be self-motivated, professional, customer service oriented, positive attitude, and team players who enjoy interacting with people and helping the U.S. Forest Service to manage this special place.
Sitting Bull Falls is located 43 miles west of Carlsbad, New Mexico. The area has diverse recreational opportunities, including hiking, boating, caving, swimming, fishing, and enjoying both Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks. The best part is that, as a day use area, the hosts will have the natural beauty of the falls all to themselves after hours.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Full RV hookups available