Photos and videos: Rio Grande near San Antonio, New Mexico, August 2022

This page features drone-captured photos and videos of the Rio Grande near San Antonio, New Mexico.

Located in the center of the state, the village of San Antonio has fewer than 100 residents. Hotel magnate Conrad Hilton grew up in San Antonio and was a state representative in the area.

Nearby is the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, a 57,331-acre protected area created in 1939 to preserve habitat at a key stopover site for migrating waterfowl, including sandhill cranes and snow geese.

“The Owl Bar, on the corner of Highway 380 and Highway 1, is famous for its green chile cheeseburgers as well as having been a meeting place for the scientists who detonated the world’s first atomic bomb at the Trinity Site east of San Antonio on July 16, 1945,” according to the New Mexico Tourism Department.

The area was subject to severe flooding in the summer of 2018 that left two feet of mud in parts of town.

DateAugust 23, 2022
LocationSan Antonio, New Mexico (map)
CreditMitch Tobin/The Water Desk
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