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Pecos over the Pecos.

Technically we didn't visit it, we could see it from our hotel, but it is a large aquaduct that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
The Flume

We stopped by to see the flume -- the roadrunners were an added bonus! Temps were hot so we... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
Jan K
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Once featured in "Ripley's Believe It or Not" as the river that crosses itself, this artificial channel brings Pecos River water from Lake Avalon to dry areas as part of the Carlsbad Irrigation System. Orginally made of wood, the Flume was destroyed...more
Carlsbad, NM
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Technically we didn't visit it, we could see it from our hotel, but it is a large aquaduct that takes the Pecos over the Pecos. Pretty cool.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 32happycamper2018
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I am often seen at lunch strolling around the flume, or perhaps just up above the road at the park where the road runner sculptures greet the guests. Perhaps I drove up just a bit to look down on the flume, eat my lunch, and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank toniroger
Reviewed 8 October 2018

This is a very interesting site. It is free, and there is an awesome park here. Be sure to read all of the historic signs around here.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Mark J
Reviewed 26 July 2018

We stopped by to see the flume -- the roadrunners were an added bonus! Temps were hot so we didn't get out and do much walking. Very interesting piece of local history and for the flume to still be intact and functonal since 1903 speaks...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Jan K
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The flume is a major part of the irrigation project built to attrat settlers. (Pat Garrett was a part owner of the project) The project went bust and Congress bailed it out in the early 1900's

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Bill V
Reviewed 17 May 2018

lit up at night this structure is more interesting as a reminder of the previous woden flume that was very ground breaking for it's time.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank pdxworldtravler
Reviewed 8 March 2018

This where the Pecos River crosses it's self. The flume carries irrigation water to farms in the Pecos valley. This is in the Guiness book of records.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Tom L
Reviewed 5 February 2018

This aquaduct (of sorts) carries water to the surrounding irragation system in the Carlsbad area. Has been there forever. Best viewed from one of the rivercraft but also can be seen from shore.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Whitbar
Reviewed 5 January 2018

We saw the Christmas lights on the Pecos and would like to return next year with the grandchildren. It's a wonderful activity and very reasonably priced.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank _tfg3751
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a very old, antique style bridge. Really not much to see except a bridge. I suppose during the winter or maybe a heavy rain there could be water under it. I was able to just drive my car under to the other side....More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank royfleming60
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