Lower Gallinas Canyon

(nr Emory Pass NM)
Entering Lower Gallinas Canyon there was a dramatic shift to rugged cliffs and massive rock formations. They came right to the edge of the road, so there was nowhere to stop until getting through the best. Coming out of an ‘S’ turn was a pull-out just big enough for Tardis.

Lower Gallinas Canyon

Lower Gallinas Canyon via NM-152

I parked and walked back to get some photos, being very careful to watch for traffic. Getting a good angle to shoot the cliffs and rocks, without being in the road, was not easy.

Lower Gallinas Canyon

Pinnacle on one Side

Lower Gallinas Canyon

Sheer Rock close to Roadway

Lower Gallinas Canyon

Massive Rock Formation

On one side, was a deep cut down to a creek with vertical cliffs on the other side.  Huge rock formations of many shapes were everywhere. It was a rock lovers dream.

Lower Gallinas Canyon

Straight Down to the Creek

Lower Gallinas Canyon

More Gigantic Cliffs

Lower Gallinas Canyon

Seen on the Way Out

I got lucky with the lighting being pretty good for photos. The spectacle only lasted for a short way. But, boy was it wonderful!

Camp: Gila NF-Upper Gallinas CG drycamp
Scene: Cliffs, canyon

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5 Responses to Lower Gallinas Canyon

  1. Barney Ward May 11, 2018 at 8:19 pm #

    Another great spot to add to my wish list. Thank you.

  2. Pleinguy May 11, 2018 at 8:33 pm #

    It was nice. But, might be too high for you at about 6,800ft.

    • Barney Ward May 12, 2018 at 8:14 pm #

      I can handle a DAY trip on up to about 8000 if it is not strenuous but just sight seeing type of travel.

  3. Bradford Harris May 12, 2018 at 5:13 am #

    Awesome pictures! I can imagine what it was like to walk down there with no shoulder to the road. Yikes! But, the photos of the rocks were definitely worth it. I’m glad there was enough move to maneuver Tardis. Have a good one, Pleinguy!

  4. Pleinguy May 12, 2018 at 4:43 pm #

    It was tricky. But, one needs to take chances when confronted with magnificent rocks.

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