Changing of Seasons in the Rio Grande Gorge
One of the great things about living in the Rio Grande Gorge is the changing colors of the fall. As September comes to a close and October marches on, the face of the Rio Grande changes dramatically. The cottonwood choked river corridor turns an amazingly bright color of yellow at its peak and electrifies the entire canyon. While some people think that the Northeastern U.S. is synonymous with iconic fall foliage and autumn colors, we in New Mexico know differently, that this is truly a unique and incredible In terms of river running, the changing of the seasons often times means an increase in water levels. This is one of the many reasons we are so lucky to live on the banks of the Rio Grande. As the lowest water levels in Sept. and Oct. disappear and the snow starts to fall in Nov., our sunshine filled days often times bring increased flows for us to enjoy just before the dark of winter sets in. The mix of these colder, crisp days, bright shining sun and beautiful colors on the banks makes for a truly spectacular setting. We love New Mexico!