Rio Grande Gorge
Open plain above the gorge as a thunderstorm builds

In the distance, it isn’t obvious. A simple gash across the landscape, a ribbon of earth in a wave of green and gold vegetation. Yet that undulating ribbon is as deep and majestic as the distant mountains, an 800-foot-deep gash into a volcanic plateau, humbling in its grandeur.

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  1. The bridge at U.S. 64 outside of Taos makes a great vantage point. It’s quite striking to view the Gorge from over the middle of it. (Height is similar to the New River Gorge bridge in WV).