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Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

Highway 378, Cerro, NM North of Questa, Taos, NM 87556
+1 575-758-8851
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Amazing Monumnet

We visited the Monument and had a great time with a group of 10 scouts. We stayed at the Rio Bravo... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
James14960768
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El Paso, Texas
Spectacular

The view from the overlook is worth the drive. There are hiking trails to the bottom of the canyon... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
D C
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Highway 378, Cerro, NM North of Questa, Taos, NM 87556
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Monument and had a great time with a group of 10 scouts. We stayed at the Rio Bravo Campground. The camp host Randy was an amazing man. Not just to talk to but with good knowledge of the area. He kept the...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2018

The view from the overlook is worth the drive. There are hiking trails to the bottom of the canyon. It is a wild, unpopulated area unlike the rest area to the south.We went in the summer in a front wheel drive SUV. Take food and...More

Thank D C
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Hot and isolated from the world, Man what a view of the canyons below. The main trail to the river was closed and that was fortunate since it was too hot to make teh climb anyway. Facilities for camping are awesome.

1  Thank Dan G
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

I camped and did the Vista Verde hike in the Orilla Verde (southern) area of Rio Grande del Norte National Monument and also hiked the Big Arsenic Springs and Little Arsenic Springs trails in the Wild Rivers (northern) area of the monument. The southern part...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Essentially undeveloped site. A quick walk out to the center of the bridge rewards with terrific views of the gorge. When it’s windy, it can be a bit scary to some.

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

I took the West Rim road near the Gorge bridge, then turned left at the stop sign and take the dirt road through switchbacks the bottom of the canyon to the river. There were great views and big horn sheep along the way. I hiked...More

2  Thank Keri T
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Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited the gorge and it was memorizing. Being on the bridge where Natural Born Killers was filmed was so exciting! There are wonderful vendors in this area so be prepared to potentially spend a few bucks on jewelry and other artwork....More

Thank Don P
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

This is a beautiful and calming place. The ride along the Rio Grand River is very tranquil. If you are luck you will spot sheep near the campgrounds. There is a 1 !/2 mile stretch of dirt road that is doable with any car. There...More

1  Thank SlowPoke59
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This monument extends far north of Taos, I entered at Cerro, 30 miles north of Taos. A portion of the river is designated a "Wild and Scenic River" and there are commercial rafting trips available on it featuring rapids up to Class5. Fishing and limited...More

2  Thank Steven P
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

We only heard about this from a ranger in Red River--otherwise we would have just bypassed seeing it. Some of the things I read about it did not give it the high value of places to see that it should have gotten!! It only cost...More

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JoAnn0521
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Response from toelle | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is signage and there are maps available at the visitor's center, which is not always open, and at pay stations along the paved road.
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