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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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Galesteo Basin Preserve Cottonwood Trailhead

Galesteo Basin Preserve Cottonwood Trailhead Wash

Galesteo Basin Preserve Over the past 15 years, Galesteo Basin Preserve 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, […]

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Galesteo Basin Preserve Cottonwood Trailhead

Hiking Galesteo Basin Preserve Cottonwood Trailhead

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 […]

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Santa Fe Rail Trail

Hiking Santa Fe Rail Trail 9 Mile Rd Trailhead

The Santa Fe Rail-Trail offers a flat, if jolty, journey. It’s paved and accessible between the Railyard and Rabbit Road. Beyond that it’s unimproved. A few steep climbs, arroyos (dried creek beds) from rain run-off cutting gulches across the surface and “goathead” sandspurs lurking in the soil produce plenty of hang-on-to-your-britches moments. Some stretches, like […]

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Santa Fe Rail Trail

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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Enchanted Circle

The Enchanted Circle

New Mexico has long been known as The Land of Enchantment, so it’s only fitting that this designated scenic byway be called the Enchanted Circle. Explore the picturesque 83-mile loop through mountains, valleys, mesa and national forestland—all unique to Northern New Mexico—plus multiple enchanting community destinations full of fun seasonal activities and annual events. The […]

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Rio Grande Gorge Wild Rivers Questa New Mexico

New Mexico Camping and Hiking The Wild Rivers Recreation Area – Questa, NM

Looking for a great trail in Wild Rivers Recreation Area, New Mexico? Wild Rivers has 6 great hiking trails, river trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate […]

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