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Rio Grande Gorge

US 64, 10 miles west of Taos, NM
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Ranked #28 of 71 attractions in Taos County
Type: Geologic Formations, Bodies of Water, Bridges
Activities: Canoeing, White-water rafting
Owner description: This 800-foot-deep gorge in northern New Mexico offers exciting whitewater rafting, hiking trails around the rim and observation platforms with... more » Owner description: This 800-foot-deep gorge in northern New Mexico offers exciting whitewater rafting, hiking trails around the rim and observation platforms with spectacular views of the winding river below. « less
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Carbondale, Illinois, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Just reviewing pix we took on our visit to this wonderful place. The confluence of the Red and Rio Grande Rivers is well worth the effort. Cost is minimal, the several trails are well marked and have good signage about difficulty/length and elevation change, which is, by the way, REALLY significant. Trekking poles are advisable, but the switchback trails down... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Matt, Sean, Wendy and crew are fabulous guides and this trip is a blast. We got to see a smathering of wildlife including otter and plenty of bighorn sheep (over 20 at last count). The whitewater was awesome and truly a great adventure. Definitely make the box canyon trip part of your adventure when coming through. Many thanks for such... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

It's pretty cool place to visit. Every year we come here to take pictures and buy from vendors along the side selling their merchandise.

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Austin, Tx
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Our corporate ladiies' trip to Santa Fe started with an afternoon float down the Rio Grande. Sean was our guide and he was excellent and keeping up upright and moving through the gorge. We had a blast and appreciated the water and snacks at the end. It was also nice to rest our paddling arms with a cool swim towards... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I went to the Rio Grande Gorge to watch the release of turkey vultures and a golden eagle. This was on the end of road 110 right before you get into Taos. It is beautiful there. Rough and rugged beauty. The thing I wondered about it is littered with gun shells and someone put trash over the edge of the... More

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Palos Heights, Illinois
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159 reviews 159 reviews
75 attraction reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We were heading north on highway 68 from Santa Fe to ski in Taos when, on our right, a huge gash opened up in the desert plateau. It turned out that this was the famous Rio Grande running in a gorge into the mesa or Taos plateau. We made a point of visiting it on the way back after skiing... More

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Citrus Heights, California
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19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is a must when traveling to the Taos area. Once out of town all you see is open land until all of a sudden this gorge opens up before you. Near Taos the Rio Grande River is just a flat lazy, drifting waterway. But then there is the gorge, beautiful, rugged and deep. Go across the bridge to the... More

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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Did the Double Racecourse and had a blast!!!! First round was in the raft with the whole family (2 adults and three kids). Joe was our guide and absolutely terrific. For the afternoon, we went on the Funyaks and EVERYONE had a blast - including my wife who really isn't the outdoor type. It had started to rain on us... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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226 attraction reviews
256 helpful votes 256 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Before leaving Taos, NM for our next travel destination, we decided to drive by the Rio Grande Gorge. After crossing the bridge, there is a Parking Area on the left side. Vendors selling their wares are located on the opposite side of the bridge. Public restrooms are available near the parking area. We crossed the bridge and admired the beautiful... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

So glad we took the time to check out the gorge! The bridge in itself is a marvel, but the view beneath is spectacular! An amazing natural sight that you have to see if you find yourself in Taos! We were on a motorcycle, but there were plenty of places for cars to park next to the bridge to hop... More

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