in the foothills of the Manzano National Forest, Canyon del Rio
holds tremendous natural beauty and the challenge of dealing with
a remote, isolated location.
has identified a core area that will make a new community possible,
and is working with members to change covenants and allow commercial
grazing. This will set the stage for the development of some economic
base, such as an RV park or a working cattle ranch, to attract
visitors and residents. VIA has improved roads to and within Canyon
del Rio, and has already extended electric power into the area.