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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  • August 9, 2017
    After visiting the Rio Grande Gorge bridge we decided to take Hwy 115 south. After a few miles it ends with 567 heading west. The road actually continues in to a section of the monument. We drove down...  more »
  • July 7, 2017
    I was a little confused at first about where this national monument actually started and ended. The monument is managed by the Bureau of Land Management and after clicking on all their links on their ...  more »
  • July 1, 2017
    Everyone told us about the Rio Grande Gorge bridge, no one told us about this place. You are actually in the gorge. It was gorgeous. A lot of places to pull over and fish, take a swim or lots of pics.  more »
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  • May 25, 2017
    Total surprise via Trail Forks. The Taos overlook trail system. Fun trail with awesome views of Rio Grande Gorge. Rolling fun 12 mile up and down jaunt through Juniper, Pinion and sage.
  • July 11, 2017
    Gorgeous gorge! A few miles out of Taos but worth the hour to meander over the bridge and admire the gorge.
  • May 30, 2017
    Stunning views. The bighorn sheep herd in the rest area was a bonus. Restrooms were closed and locked with sign explaining why.
  • May 30, 2017
    Clean air and water great views free of man made structures. Amazing rafting. Great fishing at the end of the summer.
  • June 25, 2017
    Great views. However, the street vendors were taking up a lot of the parking. The parking lot was in bad shape.

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