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Address: US 64, 10 miles west of Taos, NM
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Activities: Canoeing, White-water rafting
Description: This 800-foot-deep gorge in northern New Mexico offers exciting whitewater...
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.
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Worth a visit! Very peaceful and beautiful natural area.

Stopped into the Gorge visitor center and the ranger gave us directions for driving through the gorge. Dirt road but very easy for a two wheel drive car! It was beautiful and a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Indio, California
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Indio, California
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110 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Stopped into the Gorge visitor center and the ranger gave us directions for driving through the gorge. Dirt road but very easy for a two wheel drive car! It was beautiful and a nice way to get close to the river. There are several nice looking campgrounds in the gorge and although we didn't see any we heard there are... More 

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Artesia, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Took a hot air balloon ride through the gorge as well as visited by the bridge. Then drove down into the gorge and across the river. A great slow pace journey in New Mexico.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We rode our Mountain bikes on the trail, beautiful journey. Saw big horn sheep and an eagle. The trail gets close In places to the rim where you can take great pics and views are spectacular. There has been a lot of rain so everything is green. We went out about 7.5 miles and turned due to pending showers. Trail... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

If you are looking for a fun trip with family or friends, New Mexico River Adventures is the place to go. I rafted the Box, racecourse, and a more relaxing 3 day trip along the Rio Chama. All 3 places were equally beautiful and fun. Our guides Wendy and Brad were professional and knowledgeable about the river and surrounding geography.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

One of the highlights of our "high road to Taos adventure" was the gorge and bridge. What amazed our group of four is that you are simply driving along the valley floor...and suddenly the gorge opens up before you. You can imagine what the early settlers and native Indians experienced as they came to the gorge and there was no... More 

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Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The Rio Grande Gorge and Bridge are near Taos, and we visited both during our trip. The gorge is indeed "gorgeous", absolutely spectacular views, and incredible natural beauty. There is a little park / overlook on one side of the bridge, and we pulled in there to get a view of the bridge itself (you can't see it from the... More 

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scarsdale, ny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I strongly recommend that if you take thwest rim road down into the gorge you take it downhill. About a mile of this circuit is unpaved and this is the section replete with hairpin turns heading into the gorge. There is hardly room for cars to pass so try and do it when there aren't any crowds.

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Nashvillle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I'm a bit afraid of heights but so glad I walked across the spectacular bridge over the Rio Grande gorge. The snow capped mountains were great in our pictures. It took less than 45 minutes from Taos including the time we spent at the bridge.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you are visiting Taos, this is a must see. The Rio Grande is amazing. The venders selling wares have great deals on handmade goods.

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Callao, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

When you get to the visitor center on Rt. 68, stop in for a local road map of the area. Instead of continuing on Rt. 68 to Taos, take Rt. 570 off to the left of the visitor center. Cross the Rio river to Rt. 115, which winds up the west side of the gorge to the top of the... More 

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