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Rio Grande del Norte National Monument
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Incredible views both of the gorge and the mountains to the North

On a whim we took this turn off on our way through the enchanted drive. Very fortunate. The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
fnct
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Succasunna, New Jersey
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Trails galore

This is a huge site. There are many driving, walking and hiking trails. You’ll find something for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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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 23, 2017

Visited in December 2017, no snow, but it was gorgeous view. We drove a little further down from the bridge and took the dirt road up out of the canyon to the top. The scenes looked like something straight out of the old western movies.

1  Thank OurAdventureBook
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Reviewed November 27, 2017 via mobile

So unfortunately my wife thought this path could get us to Ojo Caliente but the road up the mountain isn’t suitable for Mustang GT’s. The bonus was we saw this area and then headed back another hour in the right direction. Great Views.

1  Thank ericwalsh1978
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

As an afterthought, I visited this remote park not knowing what to expect. What I got was more than I expected. It's a free park with minimal fees for hiking or camping. Multiple turn outs allow you to get different vantage points.

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Reviewed October 22, 2017

While heading to the Rio Grande Gorge bridge we stopped at the Río Grande del Norte National Monument visitors center because we were looking for somewhere near to hike. So glad we did! The park employee told us about the La Vista Verde Trail. He said that he almost always saw Big Horned Sheep on the trail and at the end of the trail there is an incredible view of the Rio Grande. Not only did we see the sheep but we almost ran right into them turning the corner on the trail. They were so close to us that the photos look like they were taken at a petting zoo. Only 1.25 miles each direction so a nice way to stretch your legs while checking out the river.

2  Thank Tamra754
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