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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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TripAdvisor
  • My family thoroughly enjoyed this National Monument. As we drove in we stopped to take our obligatory photo of the entry sign and we got out of the car we realized there was a total lack of human soun...  more »
  • My friend and I took the Little Arsenic Springs trail to the bottom of the canyon. The ranger at the visitor center had recommended this trail as being a gradual descent with switchbacks, and it was j...  more »
  • The deep dramatic views are incredible. The raw cut of the Rio Grande Rift is incredible to view and contemplate. I am in awe each time I am here. The animal life viewing is incredible also.  more »
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  • If you're coming for this specifically, you're good to go. On a road trip, I wouldn't devote much time to it.
  • Such a beautiful place. So glad it's now a Monument
  • 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.
  • The Picuris trail is steep--and offers spectacular views of the river.