Mexico's second tallest waterfall, Basaseachic Falls, lies near the eastern edge of the Sierra Madre range, making it easily accessible to visitors along Rt. 16 from Chihuahua City. Located in the national park of the same name, the falls are accessed by established hiking trails and paved walkways. However, few make the effort to descend the 300m rocky trail of switchbacks down to the base; those that do discover an elysium of solitude protected by towering cliffs to the north and dense forests to the south. Viewed from the distant overlooks positioned around the park, the falls appear peaceful and hypnotic, the water like spilled flour floating down the 246m (807ft) rock face. Standing at the base near the edge of the collection pool is a wholly different experience: the noise is deafening, the winds a constant bluster. The force of the impact is so strong that it atomizes the water into a thick mist that sweeps across the valley floor.