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U.S. Southwest:

Rio Grande Gorge,

New Mexico

August 28, 2019

(Elevation: 6,969 ft.)

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The Rio Grande Gorge is a geological feature in northern New Mexico where the flow of the Rio Grande River follows a tectonic chasm. Beginning near the Colorado border, the approximately 50-mile 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 at the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, which spans the gorge just northwest of Taos. The bridge, located on U.S Highway 64, was built in 1963. Roughly 600 feet above the Rio Grande River, it is the 10th highest bridge in the U.S.

On The Road to the Rio Grande Gorge


 Rio Grande Gorge

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