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Wild Rivers Recreation Area, Taos

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Wild Rivers Recreation Area is located in north central New Mexico within the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. Two rivers that run through the park, the Rio Grande and Red River are National Wild and Scenic Rivers. NM 378 that traverses the recreation area is designated a New Mexico Scenic Byway. Recreational opportunities include whitewater rafting, hiking, biking, fishing and camping.

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  • Great hike down to the convergence of the Rio Grande and Red Rivers. Wonderful bridge across the Red River. NOTE: Access to the trail, and camping at the edge of the mesa, requires several miles... 
    Great hike down to the convergence of the Rio Grande and Red Rivers. Wonderful bridge across the Red River. NOTE: Access to the trail, and camping at the edge of the mesa, requires several miles...  more »
  • Having lived in NM for eight years now, we had never visited this amazing park. There are many small campgrounds and trailheads from the park, several which lead down to the river (and I mean down... 
    Having lived in NM for eight years now, we had never visited this amazing park. There are many small campgrounds and trailheads from the park, several which lead down to the river (and I mean down...  more »
  • Excellent trout fishing in glorious surroundings. Careful when wading. Many bowling ball-sized rocks and current somewhat strong. Nymphing works well. Try at least one half day with a guide. 
    Excellent trout fishing in glorious surroundings. Careful when wading. Many bowling ball-sized rocks and current somewhat strong. Nymphing works well. Try at least one half day with a guide.  more »

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