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Rio Grande

Location In Rio Grande Wild River rec. Area 34 mi. N of Taos.
State(s) New Mexico
Counties Taos County
Type Backcountry
Length 12.00 Miles / 19.31 Km Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency Bureau of Land Management
Entry Fee? Yes Parking Fee? No





Most trails begin from campgrounds where day use parking spaces are provided. See the Wild Rivers Trail Map for trail locations. Trails are steep and hiking can be strenuous. Good physical condition, sturdy shoes, and plenty of drinking water are necessary.


Visitor Information

Date Opens: 1/1 - Date Closes: 1/1

Time Opens: Not Available - Time Closes: Not Available

Open year round


From Taos, follow NM 68 north 7 miles. Take NM 522 approximately 20 miles to Questa. Travel 3 miles past the stoplight in Questa to NM 378. Turn left onto NM 378 and follow the signs about 12 miles west to Wild Rivers Recreation Area.


Additional Information

Width: 18 inches.

Primary Surface: Not Available

Secondary Surface: Soil

Average Grade: 0%

Elevation Low Point: Not Available

Elevation High Point: Not Available

Year Designated: 1981

Date Last Updated: 02/28/2017


Contact Information

Tami Torres
Bureau of Land Management Taos Field Office
226 Cruz Alta Road
Taos , NM 87571


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