On the Road to Christ in the Desert Monastery

A simple dirt road—Forrest Service Road 151—winds for thirteen miles along the Chama River and into Chama Canyon before it ends at the Monastery of Christ in the Desert. Due to the single lane and the conditions, it can take you north of 45 minutes to traverse the road. I suspect it takes the first time visitor even longer—or at least this first time visitor—who stops often to soak in the breathtaking scenery.

Phil LaBelle, 2017.