Category Archives: Rio Puerco

Tapia Canyon Hike – 11/02/2015

I’m posting this report -long- after we made the hike. But I have good memories, so here goes. Tapia Canyon is way out in the middle of the Rio Puerco valley. From Albuquerque, US 550 to NM 276 (San Louis … Continue reading

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Mesita Blanca Expedition – 03/08/2016

  Total Distance:  1.39 miles Elevation: start 5,845 ft, maximum 5,906 ft,  minimum 5,906 ft Gross gain: 61 ft.  Aggregate ups & downs:  ascending 251 ft, descending: 251 ft Maximum slope: 32% ascending, 37% descending, 7% average Duration: 1:24 GPS … Continue reading

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La Mesita Blanca Hike – 03/12/2017

Headed off in a different direction today, into the Rio Puerco valley from the south, off of I-40.  Destination – La Mesita Blanca, where Pat and had visited a year ago.  Then, we found the road was blocked by a … Continue reading

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Tapia Canyon Hike – 05/10/2015

Vince set us on this site for a hike, expecting to see petroglyphs, an arch, and maybe ruins.  He had been stymied on past trips by the road – it crosses the Rio Puerco and tributaries 2 or 3 times. … Continue reading

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Tapia Canyon & Tower Ruins Hike – 11/19/2016

Returning, this time with Jay,  to one of my favorite hiking sites.  It is far of the beaten path, some 30 miles from US highway 550, much of that distance on dirt roads.  Although the road is well graded, one … Continue reading

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