New Mexico

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Bubba Zinetti
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New Mexico

Post by Bubba Zinetti » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:58 am

Greetings, we are planning a trip to New Mexico this year in September. We are renting a small class B RV, and will be staying in state and federal campgrounds. We will be staying mostly in the Santa Fe/Taos area. Do you have any info and advice that you would like to give. Have at it!

Note: I have a couple of camping guide books and one fishing book. We plan on wet wading, is this feasible or will it already be getting cold?

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Re: New Mexico

Post by Rusty Spinner » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:53 am

I'm not sure what public rivers there are near Taos, but Sante Fe is not trout country. Too arid all year as it is high plains dessert habitat. But up north, you have the Pecos which would be wadeable. September is a "shoulder season" meaning it can be warm like summer or cold like winter. Do yourself a favor and eat at The Shed, La Choza, and Los Potrillos in Santa Fe.
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Re: New Mexico

Post by BiggerThomas » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:29 pm

Bubba, my family vacationed in Santa Fe two years ago. What beautiful country.

The Rio Grande (about 18 miles west of Santa Fe) can be interesting if you're willing to cross some serious terrain. Here is a video by Nick Streit, one of the guides out there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CslFVCHOt9Y

To access smaller water, I drove northeast from Santa Fe to hit the Pecos along with some of its tribs (some of which don't show on maps) near Sierra Mosca. Just travel along Rt 63 and look for water crossing under the road. I caught more fish than I could count (for a few hours I felt like NJAngler); plus, the scenery is incredible. That was July and the water was still pretty cold and high. Good luck.
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