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Rio Grande Gorge State Park 'Rio Grande Gorge' © Chris Walters
A view down the gorge from the bridge
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USA Parks
New Mexico
North Central Region
Rio Grande Gorge State Park
RIO GRANDE GORGE STATE PARK
RIO GRANDE GORGE STATE PARK
Rio Grande Gorge State Park
'Rio Grande Gorge'
© cChris Walters Photography

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A view down the gorge from the bridge

Rio Grande Gorge State Park
'Rio Grande Gorge'
© cChris Walters Photography

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Looking back into teh valley over the bridge toward Taos

Rio Grande Gorge State Park
'Rio Grande Gorge'
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Snow across the valley floor

Rio Grande Gorge State Park
'Rio Grande Gorge'
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Side of gorge distant mountains

Rio Grande Gorge State Park
'Rio Grande Gorge'
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The gorge, valley, mountains hanging clouds

Rio Grande Gorge State Park
'Rio Grande Gorge'
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Valley floor and distant mountains with hanging cloud No 2 of 3

Rio Grande Gorge State Park
'Rio Grande Gorge'
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Valley floor and distant mountains with hanging cloud No 3 of 3

Rio Grande Gorge State Park
'Rio Grande Gorge'
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Valley floor and distant mountains with hanging cloud No 1 of 3

Rio Grande Gorge State Park
'Rio Grande Gorge'
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My beautiful wife at the point on the bridge where Mickey Mallory got married in the movie Natural Born Killers

Rio Grande Gorge State Park
'Rio Grande Gorge'
© cChris Walters Photography

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Side of bridge, gorge, valley mountains

Rio Grande Gorge State Park
'Rio Grande Gorge'
© cChris Walters Photography

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Gorge, valley mountains

Located on the central Rio Grande flyway, Rio Grande Nature Center State Park is winter home to Canada geese, sandhill cranes, and various species of ducks and other waterfowl. A trail system along the river, classrooms, and an extensive library with viewing areas add to this valuable public resource.


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October 1 Pretty much life-altering view
Unforgettable in my life experience. Always led back here as much as I possibly can make it. Sometimes ice and snow make it difficult, but still - park, step out, look at that vista. Wind and peaceful incredible view. Bliss.
May 25 such a beautiful place to see by Carolyn
This is such a beautiful place to stop and see. dont miss this one! Also the rest area is very nice, with clean bathrooms.
May 22 A beautiful place
i love this beautiful place
May 10 If you are close it is a must see by laswalker
Stop here and peer off the bridge. You will have an amazing view. This is a must see free attraction!


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Rio Grande Nature Center State Park is at the west end of Candelaria Road NW, as shown on this map of the area. From I-40 take exit 157A onto Rio Grande Boulevard north for three blocks, and turn left onto Candelaria Road; from I-25 take exit 227 (Frontage Road) and turn right onto Candelaria Road.

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New Mexico
North Central Region
Rio Grande Gorge State Park
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