Rio Puero Gorge

ACA Canyon Rating – this is a play area not an expedition – only bite off what you can chew…

There is good water flow, some really tuff climbs and rappels… plus abundant beautiful hiking


My friends spoof as tho they are falling over 50’ high Echo Falls on the Rito Resumidero

And below… 3 ugly bears hang out in a cave at Lichen Falls (my three sons)


60’ Lichen Falls on the Rio Puerco


Echo Falls


The Resumidero Gorge at Resumidero Falls


Lot’s of rock to scramble around on a 25’ high Box Falls



beta facts:

name- Rio Puerco Gorge

elevation- 8000’ to9000’

GPS coordinates- ±36°05.825’N 106°44.270’W

flow- two nice trout streams here

season to visit- Spring, Summer and Fall

accommodations- near by campgrounds have out houses and Resumidero Spring is wonderful drinking water

ownership- Santa Fe National Forest

access- is from above on Forest Road #93… see the map below

location- Rio Puerco Gorge is about 10 miles SW of Coyote, NM

fun fact- campout and enjoy this wonderland for a few days…!!!


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Notice the hiking routes (almost trails) shown by black dotted lines on the map below.  Park where ever you like and play where ever you like… it is ALL way good…!!!


Enhanced USGS topo map by Doug Scott


This map is almost two miles wide by about a mile and a half high


Here is a larger map to help you find this place.  Use this in conjunction with your Santa Fe National Forest Map.


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