Scenic USA - New Mexico
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Points of Interest
|Photos by Ben Prepelka
Descending westward from a mountainous region around Taos, U.S. Route 64 opens into a broad, flat plain. Covered in sparse desert vegetation, the immense valley floor spreads out for miles. If it wasn't for the sight of a bridge ahead, first time visitors would have no idea the Earth opens up into a huge chasm in the desert floor. Here, the gorge depth is 800 feet deep where the Rio Grande River follows a 30 million year old rift.
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