This park has magnificent Native American wall pictographs. Along the Rio Grande, there are sheer cliffs and canyon rim. A ranger-led tour of the cliff dwelling area is a must. One of the best tours through special areas is fairly rugged in some places. There are only 46 campsites, most with water and electric, but some primitive. This is definitely a dark-sky area and the birding can be good with Mexico species sometimes showing up. 10 miles of hike and bike trails, but to access the canyon requires a guide. There is a coffee-table style book of the pictographs here. Our first hike here was a ranger-led special hike that included that photographer. Magnificent enough to rate their own picture book.

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Dee King