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Historically significant for the area

lit up at night this structure is more interesting as a reminder of the previous woden flume that... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
pdxworldtravler
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Beaverton, Oregon
Guiness book of records

This where the Pecos River crosses it's self. The flume carries irrigation water to farms in the... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
Tom L
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Once featured in "Ripley's Believe It or Not" as the river that crosses itself, this artificial channel brings Pecos River water from Lake Avalon to dry areas as part of the Carlsbad Irrigation System. Orginally made of wood, the Flume was destroyed by a flood in 1902 and then remade out of concrete.
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“Historically significant for the area”
6 Sep 2017
“OLD BRIDGE”
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Carlsbad, NM
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lit up at night this structure is more interesting as a reminder of the previous woden flume that was very ground breaking for it's time.

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

This where the Pecos River crosses it's self. The flume carries irrigation water to farms in the Pecos valley. This is in the Guiness book of records.

Thank Tom L
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

This aquaduct (of sorts) carries water to the surrounding irragation system in the Carlsbad area. Has been there forever. Best viewed from one of the rivercraft but also can be seen from shore.

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

We saw the Christmas lights on the Pecos and would like to return next year with the grandchildren. It's a wonderful activity and very reasonably priced.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a very old, antique style bridge. Really not much to see except a bridge. I suppose during the winter or maybe a heavy rain there could be water under it. I was able to just drive my car under to the other side....More

Thank royfleming60
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

Wasn't Bad, Not Many people there when we went, there is a park nearby you can also walk up to to get in the channel itself, Pretty cool but was just intended as a brief stop along the way.

Thank John S
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

We read about the Pecos River Flume on TripAdvisor, so we decided to check it out when passing through Carlsbad. The flume itself is interesting, but insignificant by today's standards. The surrounding park is not worth visiting, but the city appears to be improving it...More

Thank Gabe10101
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

There really isn't much to see besides a leaking flume over a road... I think they could do it some justice by fixing the leaks I guess...

Thank hwieler
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Took about an hour to visit this spot. It's a short an interesting historical place in Carlsbad. Hike to the top to see the flume, it does have graffiti, but it offers a nice view.

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Reviewed 20 January 2017

Enjoyed seeing the lights on The Flume at night, which encouraged me to walk over there during the day. There is one small sign about the Flume. Nice little park next door, but that is about one of the original settlers of the area. Glad...More

Thank trish87301
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