Orilla Verde Recreation Area

Description:

Orilla Verde Recreation Area, nestled along the banks of the Rio Grande, offers visitors a wide variety of recreational opportunities. All facilities are located along the Rio Grande within the steep-walled Rio Grande Gorge. Because of the dramatic changes in elevation and the diversity of plant life, Orilla Verde draws many species of animals, including raptors (such as eagles and hawks), songbirds, waterfowl, beaver, cougar, ringtail, mule deer, and many more. Gentle waters with occasional small rapids flow through Orilla Verde, providing an ideal setting for many recreational activities.

Directions:

South of Pilar via NM 570 at Pilar

Phone:

(575) 758-8851

Email:

ttorres@blm.gov

Address:

Taos Field Office 226 Cruz Alta Road Taos, NM 87571

Activities:

Auto Touring Biking Boating Camping Fishing Hiking Picnicking Wildlife Viewing

Organization:

BLM - Bureau of Land Management

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