It is the canyon and the river that brings you back again and again. The hike into the canyon was much eaier than I figured so I really enjoyed it. I learned to whitewater raft in the Box, the section below here and have done the remaining sections below that. It is an outstanding area for hikes, climbs or river trips.
Went with several friends on a long day trip from Albuquerque. We were carrying on a love affair with the Rio Grande that continues even now. Gorgeous area, easy hike, great weather - what more could you ask for?