Here are more photos of the Rio Grande Gorge area in New Mexico during our visit there last October. These photos were taken by my husband on his Canon sure shot digital camera with a 500 zoom lens.
The Rio Grande Gorge is a geological feature in northern New Mexico where the watercourse of the Rio Grande follows a tectonic chasm. Beginning near the Colorado border, the approximately 50-mile (80 km) gorge runs from northwest to southeast of Taos, New Mexico, through the basalt flows of the Taos Plateau volcanic field. The gorge depth is 800 feet (240 m) just south of the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, which spans the gorge 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Taos.
All the above photos are by Michael S Poe.
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Photos published with the permission of the photographer.
Text by joanna Linsley-Poe