Rio Grande and the John Dunn Bridge

Rio Grande

It was fun, once again, to be hiking along the Rio Grande. It was a perfect day, blue sky, light breeze, and cool temperatures. I enjoyed watching the kayakers practicing their Eskimo rolls, and a guy on a paddle board with his dog.

John Dunn Bridge

John Dunn Bridge crosses the Rio Grande near the confluence of the Rio Hondo. It was built in 1908 by John Dunn who transported travelers and mail into Taos and housed travelers overnight at his hotel near the bridge. It was sold to the Territory of New Mexico in 1912 and at that time the toll-bridge was made a free bridge to travelers. Recreational opportunities on the rivers include fishing, kayaking, and whitewater rafting. It is near the Black Rock Hot Springs.

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