The Picuris Trail, Rio Grande del Norte National Monument


Kathy and I set out to hike the Picuris Trail yesterday (Oct. 18, 2014). The Picuris Trail climbs to the rim of the gorge from the Taos Junction bridge area. After a short while ascending, we came to an unanticipated fork in the trail, marked by a new sign. A  leg connecting the Picuris Trail to the Slide Trail had been added. It’s a short, but worthwhile.

Cottonwood and Taos Junction bridge

Cottonwood and Taos Junction bridge

Cottonwood

Cottonwood

Cottonwoods

Cottonwoods

Juniper with berries and New Mexico olive

Juniper with berries and New Mexico olive

Rio Grande (above) and Rio Pueblo de Taos (below)

Rio Grande (above) and Rio Pueblo de Taos (below)

Succulent

Succulent

Oaks&Rocks

Oaks, rocks and sagebrush

Virginia Creeper

Virginia creeper on sagebrush

About believesteve

I am a photographer and have published a book of photography and accompanying text on running the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The first (print) edition is out of print, but a second edition is available as an iBook (eBook) through the iTunes bookstore. All Grand Canyon, river and nature lovers will enjoy my book: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-grand/id672492447?ls=1
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