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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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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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Tsankawi Ruins

Tsankawi Ruins

(White Rock NM) The ancient native ruins and trail at Tsankawi is part of Bandalier National Monument, although distant from the main part. The ancestral Tewa peoples that dwelled there were related to the current San Ildefonso Pueblo which is nearby. It sat atop a mesa accessed by a trail going up paths that have […]

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