Perea Nature Trail

(San Ysidro NM) The Perea Nature Trail was a level one mile loop trail through the wetlands along the Río Salado. During early Fall, there was little water in the river. But, the area had surface water that provided for a variety of plant life. There were plaques by the path describing a surprising number […]

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Río Guadalupe Canyon

(Cañon NM) The Río Guadalupe flowed down between the Sierra Nacimiento and the Jémez Mountains through a deep canyon with rugged cliffs. It was often difficult to see the river because of the deep gorge. High mesas surrounded the canyon area. Pullouts along the narrow road provided photo opportunities. Tall, jagged cliffs arose from the […]

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Gilman Tunnels

(nr Cañon NM) The Gilman Tunnels were built in the 1920s to facilitate removing timber from the surrounding mountains and mesas. The route was originally a railway bed; but, is now a paved road until just beyond the tunnels. Then, it became a gravel road that continued up the mountains. Following the Río Guadalupe, the […]

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