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This was my favorite trail of our week long trip in New Mexico. There is so much variance in the landscape and the Biomes. Once you are in the canyons there are fields of wild flowers and wild mint growing along the river. We went in september and it was incredible.Tthe spring is actualy a little tricky to find. you just have to look for aquatic plants growing along the canyons. We found the large pool by following the spring from the river. Don't look for hot water or anything like that. It did not help. Everyone said you can't miss the spring but we sure had a hard time finding it. There are about 1,257 river crossings on this trail. Just bring shoes you don't mind getting wet. The water was not especially high or fast. you are just wet for most of this hike. Great camping spots. Try to camp near the Spring if possible. The sites seem to me a little better up river. Also, We did find a large rattle snake in one of the fields. He let us know he was there long before we got too close and it was not a big deal but something to be aware of.

We made it an awesome adventure!!!

Great backpacking hike. The campground is disgusting. People leave their trash and toilet paper right next to the camp sites. Next time I go i'll be looking for a different area to sleep.

Ok unless you've hiked slots in Utah!

Lovely hike! Depending which direction you go off of the main road, the ecosystem is very different. Spectacular rock formations and overlook when you go to the north.

This was a fun beautiful shortl trail.

Nice walk in a cool canyon and see some water running in the desert.

Nice walk to some very interesting dwellings.

You can have your dogs on leash here. Lots of points to cool down in the stream. The first mile is paved then catwalk so can be wheel chair accessible. Beyond that you can keep hiking but there points where you climb or narrow paths so be extra careful.