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“Many recreational opportunities”

Wild Rivers Recreation Area
Ranked #1 of 110 things to do in Taos
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Commercial rafting opportunities are available on a beautiful stretch of the northern Rio Grande River. Fishing, hunting, mountain biking, ORV use and camping can all be found here.

Thank Steven P
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Reviewed January 2, 2018

We only heard about this from a ranger in Red River--otherwise we would have just bypassed seeing it. Some of the things I read about it did not give it the high value of places to see that it should have gotten!! It only cost $3 to drive through the park. You can drive to the end first and see where the Rio Grande and Red River meet --in other words it was 2 canyons merging into one!! There is a hiking trail that goes down to the bottom (for experienced hikers). This was a little hidden gem not too far from Red River/Taos area that we were so glad we heard about and made the trip to see!!

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Reviewed December 30, 2017

This hiking area is about an hour drive from downtown Taos. We hiked the La Junta trail. The trailhead is at the La Junta overlook/campground. There is a $3.00 vehicle fee. A map of the area is available at the pay station. We hiked on a sunny afternoon and saw several groups on the trail. The trail is steep and rocky. Hiking boots or good tennis shoes are recommended. Carrying water is also a good idea. We spent time taking photos and climbing around the boulders where the Rio Grande and Red Rivers meet. The views and physical workout are well worth the drive.

1  Thank family0f6traveler
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Reviewed November 15, 2017

Dont recommend going solo since pretty remote. Took one of the Arsenic trails down to the river and followed it where merged. Little did I know I was going to have to climb up a wall to get out....lol Then I had a 45 minute walk back to the truck.

Dont miss this place. Bring plenty of water. Have some wonderful remote camping places set up for overnight shelters down by the river.

2  Thank kQuarts
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Reviewed November 3, 2017

I want to call attention to one specific spot, that is the Taos Box Canyon because it has some of the best white water rafting. Rapids are graded from a two to a five. Only the best should try this run at its peak which is in June. The river bed 800 feet below the rim will let you find huge trout and Rocky Mountain Sheep.

1  Thank Dudley H
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