Wild Rivers Recreation Area

Description:

The Rio Grande Gorge is a rugged, steep-walled canyon that cuts into the volcanic plateaus of north-central New Mexico. The Wild Rivers Recreation Area provides splendid views into this 800-foot-deep gorge. Most visitor facilities are located along the rim, but several trails provide access to the river and to facilities located within the gorge.

Directions:

25 miles north of Toas via NM 52 and 378

Phone:

(575) 758-8851

Email:

ttorres@blm.gov

Address:

Taos Field Office 226 Cruz Alta Road Taos, NM 87571

Activities:

Auto Touring Biking Fishing Hiking Hunting Wildlife Viewing

Organization:

BLM - Bureau of Land Management

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