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Piedra Bolada, Cascada de
   Chihuahua, Mexico

This waterfall has been confirmed by the World Waterfall Database, has been mapped and its height has been approximated but exact measurements have not yet been confirmed.
Corriente de Piedra Bolada is the stream that drains a small catch basin in Mexico's scenic Copper Canyon, or Barranca del Cobre in its native tongue. The stream flows through a hanging valley then drops nearly 1500 feet to the depths of Cañon Candameña in the rugged Chihuahuan highlands.
Seasonal Discharge
This waterfall occurs along a stream that is known to vary greatly in volume and as a result may not flow consistently year round or may dry out completely during certain periods.


  • Also Known as: Cascada de Piedra Volada
  • Piedra Bolada, Cascada de is the Official name of this waterfall

The falls are commonly incorrectly spelled "Volada" instead of Bolada. The name is properly associated with the stream, as well as a nearby town, and a round shaped rock formation near the falls. The commonly and incorrectly used name "Piedra Volada" translates more closely to "a stone being thrown in the air" and doesn't make sense in the context of the name of the waterfall.

Our thoughts

This is the tallest waterfall known to occur in Mexico. Located in a remote part of Mexico's famous Copper Canyon, the falls only flow during the wet season, and can only be seen from across the canyon, a moderate distance away. Despite the meager flow, and limited duration, the falls are quite scenic and are tucked away in a tremendous canyon setting festooned with pine trees and enormous rock spires and cliffs.

Piedra Bolada, Cascada de is shown in the center. Additional nearby waterfalls (if any) can be found in the list below.

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Basaseachic, Cascada de 2.4 mi / 3.84 km


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