The Magical Place In New Mexico Where You Can View A Wild Elk Herd
Few experiences are quite as peaceful as watching nature simply exist. Pine and birch trees sway in the breeze, creeks burble over rocks, and wildlife forage and migrate. It makes you wonder if bird watchers routinely score lower than the rest of us on hypertension tests.
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For additional information on visiting Valle Vidal and viewing elk, visit the websites for the U.S. Forest Service and the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.
When visiting, don’t forget to do your part to Leave No Trace to keep our forests clean and wildlife healthy. This includes taking with you what you bring, respecting wildlife, and leaving what you find.
Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at [email protected]
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