My hike took a U-turn here.
When I came out of the Santa Elena Canyon, I had to cross through a feeder creek to the Rio Grande. The water was up over my knees and covered a stretch across of thirty to forty feet. It had been a dry creek bed as pictured below when I first started my hike that morning.
If these pictures attract you to the Santa Elena Canyon, you might want to check out this Southwest Paddlers web page.
Looking Towards the Rio Grande
Before Entering the Canyon