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Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, Taos
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The Rio Grande del Norte National Monument is an approximately 242455acre area of public lands in Taos County, New Mexico, proclaimed as a national monument on March 25, 2013 by President Barack Obama under the provisions of the Antiquities Act. It consists of the Rio Grande Gorge and surrounding lands, managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).The monument includes two BLM recreation areas, a portion of the Rio Grande designated as a Wild and Scenic River, and the Red River Wild and Scenic River. resolution adjustable pdf map.resolution adjustable pdf map]]
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  • This is a national monument run by the BLM. Only $3 for a day pass to enter the park area. Beautiful views, especially in the fall when the colors are changing. The slide trail is an excellent hike - ...  more »
  • We were overwhelmed by the beauty of this area and surprised that it wasn't the most recommended thing to see in Taos. You can drive to the rim of gorge and even hole down in some places. It was very ...  more »
  • This is a relatively new national monument (2013) just outside of Questa, about a half-hour drive north of Taos. It is a dream place for hikers and campers. Due to its remoteness, you pretty much have...  more »
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  • Beautiful scenery with hiking and camping. It has quite a few camp grounds available with running water but I didn't see any running water bathrooms or showers. The Guadalupe Mountain Trail has fantastic views but be aware the road to the trail head is dirt and had some crazy ruts in it. I was lucky to get my car in and out without issue but if it had been wet it would require a high clearance vehicle with 4 wheel drive.
  • Great circuit hike, down where the Red River and Rio Grande converge -- then back up Little Arsenic. Beautiful and well worth a visit.
  • Diamond in the ruff! Only problem is entrance is non-discript and you have to keep your eyes peeled. We hiked the Little Arsenic trail. On the way down, it was a bit slippery so be cautious! Views were beautiful and am amazing natural stairstepper on the way back up!! Clean bathrooms as well!
  • The Picuris trail is steep--and offers spectacular views of the river.
  • Great place, wasn't that crowded.