A Heavenly Hike in Diablo Canyon

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Diablo Canyon Recreation Area

Gilda was let out of the barn today. Her tires were ready to roll toward the Rio Grande outside of Santa Fe in pure Eurovan style.

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Gilda at Diablo Canyon’s trailhead.

Spring is official in northern New Mexico: Sunny warm 55 degree days interrupted by snow, sleet, rain and wind — at any given time of the day.  So when you can find a pocket of sun, quick, hit the road and head for a trail to explore.

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Family and dog friendly hiking. Good for all ages.

Getting to Diablo Canyon involves about 12 miles of Old Buckman Road, or as I call it, Old Washboard Road. At the trailhead through Diablo Canyon (popular with rock climbers) there are a few primitive campsites.

The sandy and rocky trail is family and dog friendly with the reward of meeting the Rio Grande at trail’s end — about a 2.5 mile hike in. The cool weather months are the best because summer might just give you a hint as to why it’s called Diablo Canyon.

We met up with our daughter, son-in-law and our grandkids and their two dogs.

 

 

 

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