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“Protected area on the Rio Grande”

Rio Grande del Norte National Monument
Ranked #12 of 112 things to do in Taos
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

This monument extends far north of Taos, I entered at Cerro, 30 miles north of Taos. A portion of the river is designated a "Wild and Scenic River" and there are commercial rafting trips available on it featuring rapids up to Class5. Fishing and limited hunting are allowed along with Mountain Biking and ORV use on designated roads.

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"wild rivers"
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"springs trail"
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"bureau of land management"
in 3 reviews
"the river"
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"rio grande"
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"visitor center"
in 8 reviews
"big arsenic"
in 6 reviews
"head north"
in 2 reviews
"an afterthought"
in 2 reviews
"junction bridge"
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"nice hike"
in 3 reviews
"outstanding views"
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"dirt road"
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"moderate hike"
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"turn around"
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"natural wonder"
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"grand canyon"
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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.

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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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