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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Chama River Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking Spark 06-10-2019

Chama River Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking

The Chama River in Northern New Mexico is America’s Newest Wild and Scenic River. This 8 mile stretch begins beneath a secluded Benedictine Abbey and ends just above Abiquiu Reservoir, where this silty desert river rolls to a halt among the rainbow cliffs of this remote four-corners location. Chama River has two “seasons” – the […]

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Rio Chama Runoff Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking

Rio Chama Runoff Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking

Rio Chama has two “seasons” – the early season is from May 1 through mid-June, and the release season is from mid-July through August. Permits from the BLM Taos office are required for runs through Chama Canyon (see “Permit Requirements” below), but paddlers can run the 9 miles from Chavez Canyon access to Big Eddy […]

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Adobe Ruins Along the Rio Chama

Adobe Ruins Along the Rio Chama

Adobe ruins overlooking the Rio Chama just dowstream of Big Eddy Takeout. The Rio Chama, 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 Rio Chama continues flowing south, entering Chama Canyon and Santa Fe National […]

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New Mexico Fly Fishing

New Mexico Fishing Report June 20, 2021

Northeast Fishing ReportNE Cabresto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. Charette Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week. Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron Monday morning was 27.2 cfs. Fishing for trout was good when using PowerBait, nightcrawlers and flash-back nymph flies. Clayton Lake: Fishing for trout was good when […]

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Pecos River Upper Dalton Trout Fishing Public Fishing Access

Pecos River Upper Dalton Trout Fishing Public Fishing Access

Pecos River trout fly fishing public access. Known locally as the Rio Pecos. Six miles north of Pecos, New Mexico on NM highway 63. Fishing, picnicking, hiking, camping and backpacking. The Pecos River originates in 20 miles northeast of Santa Fe, New Mexico and flows into Texas, emptying into the Rio Grande at Lake Amistad. […]

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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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