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Drone view upstream of Bridge rapid on the Rio Chama

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The Rio Chama valley exposes a thick Mezosoic section from the Chinle to the Dakota.

Image taken: 2017
by: Matt Zimmerer
© 2017 New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources

Longitude: -106.625264883
Latitude: 36.3295580724
  (WGS 84 or NAD 83)

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The Rio Chama has cut a deep canyon through Mesozoic rocks in North-central New Mexico. Our Rio Chama river guide contains a wealth of information about the geology and human history of the area.

Image posted: 12-17-2021