Originally Posted by bethzaring
They are cottonwood trees.
Okay, I'm cheating...I took these two photos in October 2012 when I took Amtrak out to NM to see if I wanted to move here. One is from the train in northern NM and the other is at Ojo Caliente.
I'd have thought the same logically, but they really don't look anything like the cottonwoods around here. I have 3 cottonwoods in my yard and they don't look anything like those in the photo I posted.