Rio Grande Gorge and Beyond
On this tour we will visit the Rio Grande as it winds it's way through Orilla Verde National Recreation Area, a home to beaver,otter, blue heron and big horn sheep. Surrounded by majestic volcanic cliffs and overlooks, on a short hike off the beaten track, we will photograph petroglyphs, riparian habitat and views of the Rio Grande Canyon. This photo tour is also spectacular in winter time when the Rio Grande Gorge is at its most peaceful and wildlife more abundant.
Cost: Full day $450 per person - Half day $250 per person
Year Round - Call 505-501-4880 to reserve a date that suits you for your own personal photo tour.
Pick up points for tours are at your hotel, BandB, VRBO, Airbnb, your local residence or a location that is convenient for you.
"River Otter have been reintroduced to the Rio Grande and its tributaries in the last few years. Like the Beaver, Blue Heron and numerous species of waterfowl that live in and along the water, Otters coexist alongside fly-fishing enthusiasts, boaters and rafters. Families spending lazy days picnicking on the river banks and playing in the water often see Bighorn Sheep, the monarchs of the Gorge, patrolling the ramparts high above all the activities. As they graze on the sparse vegetation that grows in cracks and crevices high along the canyon walls, the Bighorns quickly blend into and become one with the vertical walls of rock. When startled, they move with sure-footed, nimble steps traversing rugged terrain with speed at which we humans can only marvel."
Excerpted from my book Rio Grande del Norte: An Intimate Portrait.