Red Rock Falls



Red Rock Falls, photographer Nels Rasmussen, D.C.

Red Rock Falls is easily viewed from the Mountain Loop Highway just a short distance south of Fletcher Falls when you reach
the Monte Cristo Lake.  This tiered waterfall makes 4 drops, totaling 350 feet, the highest drop being 100 feet. 


The upper segment of Red Rock Falls,
photographer Nels Rasmussen, D.C.

When you look north of the lake you will see this waterfall flowing down the south side of
Twin Peaks from an unnamed creek.

Middle Segment of Red Rock Falls,
photographer Nels Rasmussen, D.C.

The name "Red Rock" comes from the name originally given to this waterfall by the Sauk-Suiattle Indians
"Da-Lichkuls" referring to the red or blood colored rock face that the waterfall flows down from.

Lower Segment of Red Rock Falls,
photographer Nels Rasmussen, D.C.

As it makes its last drop it enters the Monte Cristo Lake which today is more like a wide stretch of river
on the South Fork Sauk River than a lake.