So many exciting things to do here in the San Juan and Jemez Mountains, too good to be true. An interesting thing to stop at next to Heron Reservoir is Heron Dam, and do pop by El Vado Reservoir, it's a pretty lake. In case you're searching for a type I-III whitewater section to kayak, you're in luck; the El Vado Lake to Abiquiu Reservoir sector is a good 33-mile-from-start-to-finish piece of Rio Chama.
This section of Rio Chama is not a place for learners to come paddling unaccompanied. In case you are going paddling, you ought to always check restrictions.