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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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