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“Kicked my tail...”

Wild Rivers Recreation Area
Ranked #13 of 99 things to do in Taos
Certificate of Excellence
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Kicked my tail...”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

My niece and I hiked the La Junta trail--at 800 vertical feet, the steepest in the park. The climb was challenging, but exhilarating once completed. Rockslides make footing on the initial descent somewhat difficult, but switchbacks along the trail make it manageable for climbers in reasonably good condition. The trail takes you to the banks of two rivers that converge. Rangers advised that the round-trip could take up to 3 hours, but we completed it in about 2-1/4 hours, including time spent at the bottom.

Visited May 2014
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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455 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
“Great hiking”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Loved the visitor center, people there very knowledgeable and eager to share information. Incredibly well signed and maintained trails. Did an 8 mile loop. Confluence of the two rivers was gorgeous.

Visited May 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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74 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Nice hike for athletic hikers”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

The hike is an inverted ecosystem-- the desert area is on the top and as you descend eventually you reach the pine trees.

Visited April 2014
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2 Thank Karen K
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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50 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Wow!”
Reviewed 10 April 2014

This place is definitely a must see. If you like hiking then this is your place. We went hiking down the gorge towards the Rio Grande and the views were remarkable. We also ran into a male and female Bighorn sheep next to the parking lot. Such a neat place.

Visited April 2014
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3 Thank Chris V
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Pagosa Springs, Colorado, United States
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Amazing...”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

One of the best hiking areas around. Make sure to wear layers because the elevation changes and sudden weather changes can be as dramatic as the views.

Visited April 2014
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