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.

Río Grande Gorge

Río Grande Gorge Bridge – Looking East

The gorge could best be seen from the bridge where sidewalks led to a couple of viewpoint spots. You could look north or south, or straight down to the river about 565ft away. It’s the 7th tallest span in the country. At 1,280ft long, including approaches, it was voted ‘Most Beautiful Steel Bridge’ in 1966.

Río Grande Gorge

Río Grande Gorge – Looking North

Río Grande Gorge

Río Grande Gorge – Looking South

The bridge has appeared in several films, and is a popular tourist stop about 10 miles west of the artist mecca of Taos. There wasn’t much to do, so I didn’t stay for long.

Camp: Carson NF-Tres Piedras boondock
Scene: Gorge, river, bridge

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2 Responses to Río Grande Gorge

  1. Barney Ward January 11, 2018 at 2:47 pm #

    It has been 21 years since I was there. It still is impressive. Thanks for the return visit.

    • Pleinguy January 11, 2018 at 10:10 pm #

      Memories are like magic. Glad I could wave the wand for you.

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