Photograph the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

Rio Grande Gorge Rest Area - Search Nearby - Added by Jason Hatfield

Explore one of the highest bridges in United States rising over 565 feet above the Rio Grande River.

Completed in 1965, the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge is the seventh highest bridge in the United States. The design is a steel deck arch bridge than spans 1280 feet and sits 565 feet high. The bridge has sidewalks and viewpoints of the gorge on each side with parking at the Rio Grande Gorge Rest Area providing the best access. To photograph the bridge and gorge take the trail south of the rest area a short ways to one of the viewpoints along the rim.

Just outside the rest area you'll typically find vendors selling native american arts and goods. If you're lucky you might also see some of the bighorn sheep that live along the gorge.

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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Gorgeous

We got the opportunity to walk the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge this summer and it was stunning. Make sure to bring some extra cash to purchase some local goods from the street vendors!

Beautiful Views

If your in the are it's definitely worth checking out. A short walk on the bridge provides stunning views of the gorge.

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