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Rafting in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

Within the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument lies the best whitewater rafting that the Desert Southwest can provide through one of the most scenic sections of the Rio Grande Gorge, and it’s known as the Taos Box of Northern … Continue reading

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Rio Grande Gorge Bridge in Monsoon Season

The Rio Grande Gorge in monsoon season brings out some interesting light. A recent visitor wrote : “Beautiful bridge with awesome views and sights. Park on the west side and visit the local vendors’ tables for handmade goodies to take … Continue reading

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Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge is one of New Mexico’s historical landmarks that begs to be photographed. (click on image to enlarge) Travel west from Taos, New Mexico on US Hwy 64 to reach the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, the … Continue reading

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Bighorn Ram of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, working with the Bureau of Land Management and the Taos Pueblo, have augmented a population of Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep in the Rio Grande Gorge north of the Orilla Verde Recreation Area. … Continue reading

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Snow Day Around the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

A snowy day in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument always seems to give me itchy feet. That’s English slang for the “desire to travel”. Soon I will be traveling to the sunny beaches of Baja Mexico but that’s … Continue reading

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New Mexico Bighorn Sheep

New Mexico bighorn sheep historically speaking have never been widespread in the Northern part of the Land of Enchantment. There’s documented evidence of New Mexico bighorn sheep in White Rock Canyon, the Monzano Mountains and the Pecos and Wheeler Peak … Continue reading

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