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Near La Joya in Socorro County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Rio Salado Sand Dunes

 
 
Rio Salado Sand Dunes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
1. Rio Salado Sand Dunes Marker
Inscription. Dunes along this part of the Rio Grande Valley are formed by sand blown northeastward from the normally dry bed of the Rio Salado (salty river). The Rio Grande is in a deep trench between the uplifted Los Pinos Mountains to the east and the Ladrones Mountains to the northwest. Rocks from the crest of the Ladrones are found four miles deep below the dunes.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 34° 18.197′ N, 106° 53.376′ W. Marker is near La Joya, New Mexico, in Socorro County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 25 at milepost 166.4. Click for map. Marker is in the northbound rest area. Marker is in this post office area: La Joya NM 87028, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Acomilla (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Rio Salado Sand Dunes (approx. 0.2 miles away); Doņa Eufemia (approx. 0.2 miles away); La Joya de Sevilleta (approx. 3.9 miles away); Sabino y Lemitar (approx. 10.2 miles away); Las Nutrias (approx. 13.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Geology and Sedimentation along the Lower Rio Salado in New Mexico. New Mexico
rear of Rio Salado Sand Dunes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
2. rear of Rio Salado Sand Dunes Marker
Institute of Mining and Technology: by George C. Evans (Submitted on August 1, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Environment
 
Rio Salado Sand Dunes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
3. Rio Salado Sand Dunes Marker
Rio Salado Sand Dune Field image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, July 21, 2013
4. Rio Salado Sand Dune Field
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 430 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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