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The Easy Gorge Trail In New Mexico That Will Make You Feel On Top Of The World

While we’re all aware that the Rio Grande Gorge is one of the most fascinating and expansive canyons in the country, most are unaware of the easy but lofty trail that sits beside it. Whether it’s just you or the whole family, this hike beside the Rio Grande River offers new views of our most amazing gorge that most never experience. Not only is this trail full of new views at every turn, but it’s also versatile so you can take the long way back or cut out early. If you want to feel on top of the world near Carson, this incredible hike is the perfect choice for everyone. Lace up your boots, because we’re taking on a long trail.

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Have you ever taken this awesome easy gorge hike? What was it like? We’d love to hear all about your hiking experiences in the comments, and don’t forget to then go share photos from your New Mexico adventures with us in our New Mexico Nature Lovers Facebook group, or tag us on Instagram by tagging #onlyinnewmexico for a chance to be featured.

For more awesome nature views in the Land of Enchantment, check out this river canyon park with some incredible sights of our state.
Emily Jamar
Professional freelance writer. Passionate about people. Midwesterner at heart.