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Published on June 24, 2018, by admin in New Mexico Summer.
Overview

Overview

A couple of days ago I slipped on some gravel beside my RV and fell on a landscape timber. I had some sore ribs for a while, but today I felt up to taking a hike.

Coming down to the river.

Coming down to the river.

There is a short trail – no more than a mile I would guess – that loops down into a canyon beside the campground.

The trail is quite steep going down but switchbacks make it easier to navigate.

Stepping Stones to cross stream.

Stepping Stones to cross stream.

At the bottom the trail follows the stream for about a half mile and then climbs back up to the campground.

More of the canyon.

More of the canyon.

It’s quite pretty walking along the water with the cliff walls towering over you. The stream is overflow from the dam that creates Bluewater Lake. I was told that a certain amount of water has to be released for the Indian reservation down below.

View from above.

View from above.

At the bottom of the canyon you can turn upstream and hike to the dam. That will be for another day.