SLOT CANYON ENTRANCE BENCH AREA

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The Slot Canyon Entrance Bench Area, located in the Rio Grande-Santa Fe watershed of New Mexico, is a popular destination for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. The area is known for its stunning slot canyons, which are narrow gorges carved into the earth by the flow of water. Visitors can hike through these canyons, which offer unique and beautiful views of the surrounding landscape. The Slot Canyon Entrance Bench Area also features a diverse range of plant and animal life, including desert plants, birds, and small mammals.

One of the main reasons to visit the Slot Canyon Entrance Bench Area is to experience the beauty and unique geology of the slot canyons. Visitors can explore these narrow gorges and marvel at the stunning rock formations created by the flow of water. Additionally, the area is a great place for hiking and birdwatching, with many interesting species to observe. Visitors may also have the opportunity to see archaeological sites and artifacts left behind by the indigenous people who once inhabited the area. Overall, the Slot Canyon Entrance Bench Area is a must-see destination for anyone interested in the natural beauty and rich history of New Mexico.

Flash Flood Warning
Until 2024-07-19T17:30:00-06:00 National Weather Service
At 359 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain over the Cerro Pelado Burn Scar. Between 0.5 and 1.5 inches of rain have fallen. Additional rainfall amounts up to 0.5 inches are possible in the warned area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly. Excessive rainfall over the burn scar will impact Canyon Seguro and Bear Springs Canyon. The debris flow can consist of rock, mud, vegetation and other loose materials. HAZARD...Life threatening flash flooding. Thunderstorms producing flash flooding in and around the Cerro Pelado Burn Scar. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Life threatening flash flooding of areas in and around the Cerro Pelado Burn Scar. Some locations that will experience flash flooding include... Santo Domingo Pueblo, Cochiti Pueblo, San Felipe Pueblo and Pena Blanca.

July 19, 2024

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36

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486

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15

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