NM-041 La Bajada

Marker text: LA BAJADA

La Bajada, or Òthe descent,Ó marks the division between the R’o Arriba, or Òupper river,Ó and the R’o Abajo, or Òlower river,Ó sections of New Mexico. This steep and dangerous grade was long an obstacle to caravan traffic going from the R’o Grande Valley to Santa Fe.

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