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Wild and Scenic Chama River

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Image taken: 05/25/2011
by: Adam Read
© 2011

Longitude: -106.699579
Latitude: 36.417201
  (WGS 84 or NAD 83)

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The Chama River is a major tributary of the Rio Grande.


This photo was taken within the Wild and Scenic reach of the river between El Vado Dam and Abiquiu Reservoir.  Here the river flows through a deep gorge with spectacular exposures of Mesozoic rocks.

Image posted: 12-17-2021

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