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Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, Taos

Categories: Monuments, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 50 reviews on the web
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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  • Take a hike! Getting out of your car and into the landscape gives you a different and worthwhile experience! 
  • Great camping along the river, abundant hiking ( bring lots of water) and wicked awesome rafting are all yours at the Rio Grande del Norte Monument. Take the "back way' to the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ...  read more »
  • Hesitant to share this gem, but it is fabulous. Not many camp sites on rim, but all are well-maintained with wonderful views of either Rio Grande or Red River gorge. Each site has a covered gazebo wit...  read more »
  • 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.