The Rio Grande Gorge is located west of Taos, New Mexico, and cuts through the basalt flows of the Taos Plateau volcanic field. The gorge reaches a depth of 800 feet just south of the Colorado border, within the boundary of the Wild Rivers Recreation Area. The Gorge Bridge, a popular Taos tourist attraction, is also the second highest bridge in the U.S. The Taos Gorge is known for its world class white water and steep pocketed rock climbing, as well as its hidden hot springs that flank the river for miles.
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