Gallinas Canyon

A picturesque canyon located in the vicinity of Hermit’s Peak, within the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico. The canyon is characterized by its steep cliffs, dense forests, and the Gallinas River, which flows through it, providing essential water resources to the surrounding ecosystems and communities. Gallinas Canyon offers recreational opportunities such as hiking, fishing, and wildlife observation, making it a popular destination for nature enthusiasts. The Calf Canyon/Hermit’s Peak Fire impacted Gallinas Canyon and its surrounding areas, leading to legal disputes over environmental damages, the responsibility of involved parties, and the need for restoration and prevention measures to protect this unique natural landscape.