Looking back towards the Rift Road from Pilar to Carson, New Mexico, this image is taken from a mountain biking/hiking trail that was once a road to Taos, but is closed indefinitely due to a massive landslide.
It’s a rugged scene, showing the bridge across the Rio Grande and some Bureau of Land Management shelters that are part of a campground on the river. The road to the right is a dirt switch-back that precariously leads to Carson, and is our main way to get between Taos and our property 15 miles to the west.
You’re seeing about three miles down the rift here… distances are deceptive… this is all land managed by the Bureau of Land Management as recreational and wildlife protection land.
Canon 5D MK II, Tamron 28-300 VC at 55mm, 3 images AEB +/-2, f/14 1/500, f/20 1/1000, f/10 1/250, ISO400 tripod mount, processed in Aperture/Photomatix plugin.