Rio Grande del Norte National Monument Hondo Canyon Hike

Sunday, August 21 – 9 am 3 to 4 hours, Hondo (Staurolite) Canyon Hike, Orilla Verde ‒ Meet at the gaging station on NM 570, about 4 miles north of Pilar, where we will then shuttle vehicles to the Horseshoe curve on NM 68. This exciting off-trail route will lead us down into beautiful Hondo canyon for a different view of the gorge, wildlife sighting opportunities, and a chance to find some unique staurolite (fairy cross) crystals. This moderately difficult hike will be led by park ranger Randy Roch.