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Trujillo in San Miguel County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Canadian Escarpment

 
 
Canadian Escarpment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, May 30, 2007
1. Canadian Escarpment Marker
Inscription.  Prominent landform of north-eastern New Mexico that extends for almost 100 miles between Las Vegas and Clayton. From this point, the grass-lands of the High Plains reach northwestward to the foot of the Southern Rocky Mountains which rise to elevations of more than 13,000 feet. Elevation here 6,300 feet.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural FeaturesNotable Places.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. 35° 27.424′ N, 104° 29.564′ W. Marker is in Trujillo, New Mexico, in San Miguel County. Marker is on New Mexico 104 0.4 miles south of Highway 419, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Las Vegas NM 87701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located in a large, paved pull-out that also includes a sheltered picnic table.
 
Additional comments.
1. Located Missing Marker
The marker has been moved approximately 12 miles as the crow flies, to the southeast. It is now located at 35.45707, -104.49274, which is on highway 104 about 0.4 miles south of the intersection of highways 104 and 419.
Panorama from marker looking east image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney
2. Panorama from marker looking east
On the left when traveling south on 104.
    — Submitted January 6, 2020, by Sandy Ballard of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
 
Cave across the canyon from marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, May 30, 2007
3. Cave across the canyon from marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2009, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,342 times since then and 134 times this year. Last updated on January 6, 2020, by Sandy Ballard of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 17, 2009, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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