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Abiquiu 151 Spark 06-10-2019

Abiquiu 151

Abiquiú means “wild choke cherry place” in the Tewa language. It is also called Santo Tomas de Abiquiú and the Pueblo of Santo Tomas de Abiquiú. Abiquiù was the one of the homes of artist Georgia O’Keeffe from 1929 until 1984. The Georgia O’Keeffe Home and Studio is in Abiquiú and she also owned property […]

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Chama River Above Abiquiu Lake Spark 06-10-2019

Chama River Above Abiquiu Lake

The Chama River, a major tributary of the Rio Grande, in Northern New Mexico, flows through a multi-colored sandstone canyon whose walls grow to 1,500 feet. From El Vado Dam the Chama River continues flowing south, entering Chama Canyon and Santa Fe National Forest and the Chama River Canyon Wilderness. It is joined by Rio […]

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Hiking Galesteo Basin Preserve Cottonwood Trailhead Wash

Hiking Galesteo Basin Preserve Cottonwood Trailhead Wash

Over more than 15 years, Commonweal Conservancy has constructed the largest publicly-accessible, privately-owned trail network in the American Southwest. The GBP trails gracefully traverse the savannah grasslands, sandstone ridge lines and arroyos of an iconic landscape in northern New Mexico. With support from donors to the $1.4M Stewardship. Campaign, an additional 22 miles of hiking, […]

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Hiking Galesteo Basin Preserve - Cottonwood Trailhead

Hiking Galesteo Basin Preserve – Cottonwood Trailhead

The Galisteo Basin Preserve is a conservation-based community development located 14 miles south of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Embracing nearly 10,000 acres of sculpted arroyos, craggy sandstone formations and vast savannah grasslands, the preserve is place of refuge and sustenance for wildlife and people. With more than 28 miles of publicly-accessible trails open to hikers, […]

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Hiking Santa Fe Rail Trail Seton Village Tunnel

Hiking Santa Fe Rail Trail Seton Village Tunnel

Seton Village is a National Historic Landmark District in a rural residential area south of Santa Fe in Santa Fe County, New Mexico. It encompasses a residential settlement and educational facility established in 1930 by Ernest Thompson Seton (1860-1946), an educator and conservationist best known as a founder of the Boy Scouts of America. The […]

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Hiking Trails in Valles Caldera - a book by Coco Rae

Hiking Trails in Valles Caldera – a book by Coco Rae

The first comprehensive trail guide to Valles Caldera National Preserve includes: Over two dozen trails with detailed descriptionsMaps, coordinates, and conditionsRecommendations for mountain bikersNeed-to-know Preserve regulationsWilderness safety and ethicsHistory of Valles Caldera National Preserve Valles Caldera National Preserve is nestled in the heart of the Jemez Mountains, 90 minutes northwest of Santa Fe, New Mexico. […]

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El Vado Lake State Park

El Vado Lake State Park July 14, 2020

2,100-acre to 3,200-acre lake in a spectacular setting on the Chama River at an altitude of close to 7,000 feet. Maximum depth is about 170 feet when full. Boaters can camp out overlooking the lake and at a number of scenic primitive sites on both the north penninsula and another on the west side of […]

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Heron Lake New Mexico

Heron Lake New Mexico

A picturesque lake set among the tall pines of northern New Mexico, Heron Lake has been designated a “quiet lake” where boats operate at no-wake speeds only, making it an excellent location for all types of paddle craft. Heron also has amazing sailing, cross-country skiing, and hiking. Heron is a fisherman’s paradise with record-size trout […]

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Cerrito Recreation Area Abiquiu Lake - Abiquiu New Mexico

Cerrito Recreation Area Abiquiu Lake – Abiquiu New Mexico

Abiquiu Lake is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District’s northern most flood control reservoir in the state of New Mexico. Abiquiu Lake sits placidly between the rugged Sangre de Cristo and San Juan Mountain ranges of northern New Mexico. At an elevation of 6,400 feet, the project rests comfortably within the Piñon Pine/Juniper […]

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Riana Campground Abiquiu Lake - Abiquiu New Mexico

Riana Campground Abiquiu Lake – Abiquiu New Mexico

The Riana Campground is located on a 150-foot rock bluff overlooking Abiquiu Lake at 6,400 feet above sea level. The Riana Campground hosts 54 campsites. A number of sites include electric hookups and water hookup, shelters, grills, lantern holders and tent pads. Other facilities include a play structure, showers, dump station, picnic and fishing areas. […]

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Rio Grande Gorge - Taos Junction

Rio Grande Gorge – Taos Junction

Approximately 15 miles south of Taos, New Mexico the Taos Junction is the nexus of the Rio Pueblo de Taos and Rio Grande. The Rio Grande Gorge Visitor’s Center is located in Pilar, NM, at the intersection of NM 570 and NM 68 the Visitor Center provides information about the recreation experiences to be had […]

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