Horseback Trail Ride Cibola National Forest

Horseback Trail Ride Cibola National Forest

The Cibola National Forest covers more than 1.6 million acres in New Mexico, with elevations ranging from 2,700 feet to over 11,300 feet. We have four ranger districts: Sandia, Mountainair, Magdalena, and Mt. Taylor. In addition, the Cibola has four wilderness areas: Sandia Mountain, Manzano Mountain, Withington, and Apache Kid. The Cibola National Forest and […]

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Galesteo Basin Preserve

Galesteo Basin Preserve Ridge Trail South

The Ridge Trail dissects the preserve north/south along a prominent ridge. The trail offers the hiker or biker spectacular vistas of the Sangre de Christo Mountains and the Galesteo Basin. 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, […]

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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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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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