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Jemez River (East Fork), New Mexico

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Managing Agency:

U.S. Forest Service, Santa Fe National Forest

Designated Reach:

June 6, 1990. From the Santa Fe National Forest boundary to its confluence with the Rio San Antonio.


Wild — 4.0 miles; Scenic — 5.0 miles; Recreational — 2.0 miles; Total — 11.0 miles.

East Fork Jemez River


Jemez River Management Plan (799 KB PDF)

Photo Credit: Tim Palmer

Jemez River (East Fork)

The East Fork originates in the Valles Caldera as a small meandering stream in a vast crater. On its way to its confluence with the Rio San Antonio, the river passes through the heart of the Jemez Mountains' most popular recreation area.