Tuesday, February 28, 2012

ABC WEDNESDAY-"G"-Rio Grande Gorge


About 7 miles outside of Taos is located a bridge that spans the Rio Grande Gorge at a truly dizzying height.  On a recent road trip to show a visiting guest some of the unusual phenomena in New Mexico, we drove the spectacular High Road to Taos, stopping at several small towns, art galleries and this restaurant I have already shown you.  When we arrived at the bridge, DH who saw the gorge for the first time was a bit stunned, seeing this remarkable river from a height of 650 ft. ,which seems much higher when standing on the bridge, looking down at the river! Coming upon this scene in high mountain desert terrain is an amazing surprise! To learn more about the bridge that spans this river, go to this Wiki site: 



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26 comments:

  1. ca donne le vertige, mais c'est magnifique

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  2. Wonderful view of the Rio Grande!

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  3. I have actually been on that bridge. Great picture with the dusting of snow!

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  4. I love all the contrasts in the New Mexican landscape.

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  5. that is really beautiful. makes one feel small...

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  6. That certainly is a deep gorge. I hope there was a railing between you and the edge!

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  7. There is a lot to see on a drive from Santa Fe to Taos. The scenery is breathtaking.

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  8. Still haven't made it to Santa Fe or Taos...awesome shot! I can't wait to make it to O'Keeffe country someday. =) Have a wonderful week! =)

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  9. You can really feel the height on that first shot. . .and I think it's one of those bridges where I'd have trouble looking down. The ribbon of river looks lovely in both views and the snow adds to the texture of the desert. Nice!

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  10. Gorgeous view,love Roger's comment!!

    G is for...

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  11. Looks not unlike the Royal Gorge in Colorado! Beautiful but I don't like being that high and looking down.

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  12. Wow. Love that rainbow on the wiki site. Beautiful bridge. Can you walk over it too? (I know it's long but it must be amazing to walk.)

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  13. I will admit-for making, photographing the Rio Grande from that spot on the bridge is almost impossible! I get vertigo and my knees go week on me...glad you guys had the guts to do so! Breathtaking!

    On behalf of the ABC Weds team, thank you for your participation this week!

    Paula
    ABC Weds. Team

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  14. More beautiful scenery! Love it.

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  15. Dear Kate:

    Re the nook thing and what you said: Were you referring to a small nook, such as a little nookie? :-)

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  16. Kate, Thanks for showing the gorge with a little dusting of snow on its sides. I've had the good fortune to walk out on that impressive bridge many times but never with snow in the chasm!

    One time in the early eighties while in the viewing area on the south side of the west bank I struck up a conversation with a gentleman who told me he was raised on this spot. Showed me where the house was and remnants where the well was located. Told me they went several miles down river to cross then came back up on the east side when visiting Taos. His wife told me he had not been there since the bridge was built and was just amazed that the gorge was ever spanned! I cannot imagine raising children on the edge of that deep cut in the earth on the banks of the Rio Grande! parker!

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  17. You are braver than me! I don't think I could look down over the edge like that.

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  18. Wow, that makes me dizzy just looking at the picture. I can imagine how I would feel just being there.
    Terrific photos Kate. the smattering of snow is the perfect backdrop.

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  19. That is some grand gorge!!!

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  20. Great pictures. Haven't been there in many years. I live in Las Cruces. Hi neighbor.

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  21. Great photos, Kate. Doesn't your stomach just drop looking over the edge?

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  22. Fantastic sceneries! WOW!

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