Red River Canyon

(Red River NM)
Explored Red River Canyon in search of fall colors starting from Questa. Just outside of town was my first glimpse. I stopped for some photos, and waited for the sun to peak through the clouds.
Trees in fall colors

Red River Colors in Questa

On the way up, I was lucky enough to find a few pull-outs to get photos of the aspens, maples and willows. Most were yellow, but a few were turning orange. The only red was on a bush next to the river.
Red leaves by the river

Crimson on the Red River

Golden trees in Red River Canyon

Red River Gold

Stopped in the ski town of Red River for lunch at Shotgun Willies. Had a pretty good brisket bar-b-que and fries. There were supposed to be a few art galleries in town. But, I didn’t see any, so I continued up the canyon.
Bushes in fall colors by river

Fall colors along the Red River

Golden aspen and deep green pine trees

Gold and Green in the Canyon

Discovered a small waterfall on the Red River. Reached Bobcat Pass at 9,820 ft and began seeing peaks with a little snow. Forecast was for more snow and temps in the teens overnight; so, I kept moving.
Mountains and pond in the fall

Sangre de Cristo Mountains

Creek and rocks during Fall

Coyote Creek in the Fall

At the top, the road went through Eagle Nest and Angel Fire, another ski area. Then, I turned south and passed along Coyote Creek. There was nice scenery there too, and it started to rain. I continued on to Storrie Lake State Park to camp for a few days; again my site was free.
Camp: Storrie Lake SP-West Loop
Scene: Fall colors, river, mountains

6 Responses to Red River Canyon

  1. Dizzy-Dick November 5, 2014 at 8:26 pm #

    You sure did take some beautiful pictures. Fall colors are beautiful. I miss the Fall where I grew up in western Pennsylvania.

    • Pleinguy November 8, 2014 at 9:02 pm #

      I love the contrast of colors of the bright leaves and the dark evergreens.

  2. Gypsy November 6, 2014 at 4:07 am #

    You captured the gorgeous fall colors.

    • Pleinguy November 8, 2014 at 9:03 pm #

      Thank you Gypsy. Wonderful colors up in the mountains during the Fall.

  3. Dragonfly November 6, 2014 at 5:13 pm #

    I want to be at the falls at Coyote Creek.

    • Pleinguy November 8, 2014 at 9:04 pm #

      That was a neat place. Unfortunately it began raining and there was very little room on the side of the road for my rig.

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