Wild Rivers Recreational Area
The Wild Rivers Recreation Area is located within the Río Grande Del Norte National Monument and along the Río Grande Wild and Scenic River and Red River Wild and Scenic River. Here visitors may experience the beauty of an 800-foot deep canyon sliced into volcanic flows by the Río Grande (Spanish for Great River) and Red River where they come together.
Located in the high plains of northern New Mexico, this area is rich with history, rugged beauty, and enticing recreational opportunities. A back country byway, visitor center, campgrounds, picnic facilities, and trails are available for visitors. Several spectacular overlooks are found here, including La Junta Point, one of the most dramatic views in the state, overlooking the confluence of the Red River and the Río Grande -- and it is wheelchair accessible.
The canyon ecosystem descends 800 feet from rim to river, creating a unique diversity in plant and animal life. Ancient piñon and juniper forests include 500 year-old trees. Watchable wildlife opportunities include mule deer, red-tailed hawk, mountain blue-bird, and prairie dog. The climate is semi-arid with summer thunderstorms common in July and August, and snow possible from November through March. Summer temperatures range from 45 to 90F and in winter from -15 to 45F.
Camping at Wild Rivers
see map to your right...
Camping also in Red River area
Wild Rivers-Trip Advisior - 5 Star
Listed 7 out of 79 best things to do in the Taos area.
Red River, NM
12 miles east
Special BLOCK rates at the Ponderosa Lodge. 575-754-2988
Red River Lodging
Red River offers a variety of options when it comes to lodging. Cabins, lodges, condos, hotel rooms, vacation homes, RV parks & camping... many that are pet friendly!
There are LOTS of great Vacation Rentals through
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Check it out!
Questa, Red River and Taos Rentals
25 Miles south
There are a limited number of motels in Questa.
2306 NM-522, Questa, NM · (505) 586-0640
8 Lower Embargo Rd, Questa, NM · (575) 586-9913
522 Highway 38, Questa, NM · (505) 586-0300
Sierra Hermosa RV Park
Located right on hwy. 522 on the south end of town. 575-586-1051 or 575-770-0121.
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The Star House -GREAT Place to Stay!!
thestarhousenewmexico.com 575--586-1363. Ask for Ellen!
No wonder George O’Keefe settled in New Mexico: the light is like nowhere else and the views are spectacular!
Northern New Mexico apartment. Quiet sanctuary. Magnificent 8-pointed Star House with breathtaking views of the Southern Rockies, 14 miles south of the Colorado border. Entire first floor has new kitchen, bedroom, living room with sleep sofa, bathroom, washer/dryer. Very clean. Private driveway, entrance and patio. Quiet writer on second floor. Special price for Questa Plein Air guests: $60/night; $380/week for 1 or 2 guests.
Some of our favorite local Questa Restaurants..
Tacos y Mas-Great Food Trailer on the go food.
Wildcat Den-best burgers and
Pat's Place-best sit down New Mexican food
My Tia’s café (in Cerro)
New Mexican specialties, located north of Questa on highway 378. On the road to the Rio Grande del Norte National Park. Mon., Thrs., Fri. lunch and dinner. Sat., Sun. breakfast, lunch, dinner. 586-2203
Rael’s Coffee Shop in Questa
In the historic Rael’s Market location, Cynthia Rael-Vigil offers locally-made crafts, jewelry, and art. Gourmet coffee, too! Open Mon.-Sat., 10a-3p in the center of town. For more information, email , or call 575-779-9249.