A quiet slice of northeast New Mexico comes of age as one of the best rock climbing destinations in the country—yet few people know it.
Author: Abigail Barronian
Abigail Barronian is a Santa Fe–based writer and outdoorsperson. As a skier, biker, and climber, she’s grateful for New Mexico’s many wild, wide-open places. Her favorite climbing: El Rito and Roy. Her favorite skiing: Taos. Her favorite biking: just outside Santa Fe.
Long known for its extraction economy, the state’s northwest corner builds a new reputation based on outdoor recreation—and après fun.