The Sitting Bull Falls Recreation Area is a rare gem in the hot desert of southeastern New Mexico. An hour outside of Carlsbad, this oasis offers cool pools of water and the beautiful Sitting Bull Falls. Spend the day enjoying a picnic in the cabanas and a dip in the natural pools. The site is open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm in the winter, or until 6:00 pm during summer. Visit the website for day-use fees. Come for a full day at the falls or access one of the many trails from this site.