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Review of Diablo Canyon

Diablo Canyon
Ranked #114 of 286 things to do in Santa Fe
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a spectacular place. Our trip with the Pinzgauer was great. It was very hot so you need to bring along plenty of water.

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Reviewed 23 January 2017

Diablo Canyon is the best climbing area close to Santa Fe. There are well over 100 trad or sport climbs the canyon. The easiest, easy to access climbs are 5.7 to 5.9 trad climbs in the Styx Area, a ten minute walk from the parking area. Most climbs in Diablo are in the 5.10-5.11 range. There are lots of long single pitch climbs and some two-pitched climbs as well.

Thank James O
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

Yes, the bumpy long Old Buckman Rd. really is how you get there. Use "Diablo Canyon Recreation Area" on google maps for more confidence. Not as good as Tent Rocks, but closer. There are NO bathrooms and NO drinking water and no maps (other than a posted board). Bring your own and deal with your own. This is an easy hike with water. The walk beyond the canyon to the Rio Grande is a bit long in the heat, but nice vistas and a sense of accomplishment when you get there. Took us about 3.5 hrs. to go the 4.4 miles (2.2. miles in and out) with camera time. If you have less time, just tool around the canyon where most of the interesting stuff is. There is rock climbing here, but did not partake. Don't see why you couldn't bring leashed pets, but bring plenty of water for them.

2  Thank Bill M
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

Drove out here not knowing anything about this area. Follow a map, and it's really not that difficult to get to the canyon (accessing the "frontage road" from 599 was the most difficult part, but once again, use a map...). A movie/TV show is currently being filmed out there, so we couldn't access the canyon. However, we kept going down the road and found a beautiful access point to the Mighty, Mighty Rio Grande. Get wet, but watch out for those toe-nibbling crawdads!
BONUS...a local told us about a beautiful vista overlooking the Mighty, Mighty Rio Grande south of this area. After some intense Tacoma handling we got there, which was on the other side of the canyon from White Rock/LANL. If you have a 4WD, and want some adventure ending with amazing views I'll give you directions!

2  Thank kgh505
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Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Fairly easy to get to, however 4wd might needed if it's rained a lot which doesn't happen very often. An easy almost flat canyon hike near Santa Fe where several movies have been filmed like City Slickers, Cowboys and Aliens and 3:10 to Yuma.

There is plenty of places to rock climb, if you are so inclined.

Thank 44dave56
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