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Cabezón Peak

(nr San Ysidro NM) Cabezón Peak is a basalt volcanic neck rising from the Puerco Valley. Out of 50 such formations, it is the largest in the area. It rises dramatically upward on all sides for about 1,100ft, and reaches 7,785ft elevation. The formation can be seen against the skyline from miles away. To reach […]

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Cumbres & Toltec Scenic RR

Cumbres & Toltec RR Views

(Chama NM to Antonito CO) The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic RR provided some terrific mountain scenery, rock formations, a river and creeks, a forest of pines and aspens, cattle, and a deep gorge. The slow pace of the train allowed for plenty of time to take in the wonderful views. The route paralleled the Río […]

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Rio Grande Gorge near Taos

Río Grande Gorge

(nr Taos NM) Since it was not too far from my camp, I decided to run over to take a look at the Río Grande Gorge Bridge. There was a good parking and picnic area on the west side. Some vendors were selling their wares along the side of the highway. The gorge could best […]

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