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Drone view upstream of the confluence of the Rio Gallina and the Rio Chama

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

Longitude: -106.681079323
Latitude: 36.3690464083
  (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.


This photo was taken just downstream of the Benedictine Abbey of Christ in the Desert, which is visible on the right.

Image posted: 12-17-2021