In an earlier post I commented on the golden colors of some of the trees. They are in the higher elevations of New Mexico too.
I spent a week camped in Cimarron Canyon. The campground was next to a trout stream. Downstream about 1/4 mile was a beaver pond.
Those of you who were Boy Scouts probably heard of Philmont Scout Reservation. I did, and in my youth dreamed of going there. It is renowned for wilderness, scenery and a superb nature experience. In the photo below, that is Philmont in the background. Cimarron Canyon State Park borders Philmont. I finally got here!