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Orilla Verde Recreation Area, NM

Bureau of Land Management

Overview

Orilla Verde Recreation Area, nestled along the banks of the Rio Grande, offers visitors a wide variety of recreational opportunities. All facilities are located along the Rio Grande within the steep-walled Rio Grande Gorge. Because of the dramatic changes in elevation and the diversity of plant life, Orilla Verde draws many species of animals, including raptors (such as eagles and hawks), songbirds, waterfowl, beaver, cougar, ringtail, mule deer, and many more. Gentle waters with occasional small rapids flow through Orilla Verde, providing an ideal setting for many recreational activities.

Recreational Activities:

  • AUTO TOURING
  • BIKING
  • BOATING
  • CAMPING
  • FISHING
  • HIKING
  • PICNICKING
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING

Address:

Taos Field Office
226 Cruz Alta Road
Taos,NM,87571
Phone: (575) 758-8851
Email: ttorres@blm.gov

Directions:

South of Pilar via NM 570 at Pilar

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