When it gets hot here in New Mexico there are a limited number of places to cool off due to the lack of water in the state.
Since I love flyfishing, I knew of a place that was a small enough river for my young boys to handle a gentle current.
We ventured up into the Santa Fe National Forest just north of Jemez Pueblo and took a dip in the Jemez River.
The La Junta day use parking area is just north of the intersection of New Mexico Highway 4 and Highway 485, about a 35 minute drive from Bernalillo, NM (don’t speed in Jemez Pueblo).
As you can see by the video my kids and niece had a blast cooling off.
My real goal is to see if my boys like the moving water in hopes they may one day take to flyfishing like their dad 😉
This video was shot using a Flip Mino HD video camera on a tripod and rendered in 720p using Sony Movie Studio Platinum 9.0.