Great stop if you are going to be close by. The bride and gorge are beautiful and breathtaking. You can park on either side and walk across with several spots to take photos and look down. The rest stop side is where you can get a good view of the whole bridge and many people were crossing the No Trespassing sign to venture out further.
There are two trails to get you to the falls. The upper overlook is an easy hike with some steps and incline but takes you to a good vantage point to see the falls. The lower pool will require you to crawl over a big rock to start the trail and it is very narrow in a few places next to the water. You will finally reach a point where you HAVE to get wet and walk up the cold fast moving stream to get to the pool. We were not prepared for that so take note of this. Bathrooms are available along with picnic areas. Cost was $10 to get in.
Outstanding drive with scenery stops along the way. Highly recommend!
Make sure to get here EARLY!!! It will fill up by 9-9:30am and it could be 90 or more minutes before you can get in. Very interesting rock formations created by volcanic activity long ago. Two trails, one that takes you to the cave and the other takes you up the slot canyon. Both are ~1.5 miles, the cave trail is easy and the canyon trail only gets a bit more moderate near the top with incline switchbacks. Please note the Overlook was closed while we were here due to government bureaucracy by not being able to get a rope for the flag pole. Gotta love it. Also, do NOT stop anywhere outside of the park or you will get warned to move along and not take photos or videos and threatened with a $500 fine and vehicle confiscation. Tribal sacred land of course.
Hotel is located in a good location to base from as you travel around Santa Fe to see the sites. Room was clean and shower was good. Breakfast was just okay as most of these are. I would stay here again in the future.