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Address: US 64, 10 miles west of Taos, NM
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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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Unpaved road!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
artbacis
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scarsdale, ny
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scarsdale, ny
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90 reviews 90 reviews
7 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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62 attraction reviews
252 helpful votes 252 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
27 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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Carbondale, Illinois, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
20 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 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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189 reviews 189 reviews
86 attraction reviews
269 helpful votes 269 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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