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Address: Taos, NM
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Scenic drive that circles through the Carson National Forest, north and...

Scenic drive that circles through the Carson National Forest, north and east of Taos.

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Highly Recommended, Great Scenery

While you've probably heard of the "Low Road" and "High Road" you may not have heard of the "Enchanted Circle," - I didn't even know about it until reading a magazine in my Taos... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Charles T
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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132 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While you've probably heard of the "Low Road" and "High Road" you may not have heard of the "Enchanted Circle," - I didn't even know about it until reading a magazine in my Taos hotel. However, we are travels willing to explore on a whim, so the next morning we headed out and I am so, so glad we did.... More 

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Taos, New Mexico
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nearly every one who lives here takes our visiting friends and family on the Enchanted Circle Scenic Drive. Red River being a narrow valley set between the highest mountains in the region, it's an old gold mining town with outlaw history and you'll almost always see Big Horn Sheep on the road, except if you tell people you'll see them,... More 

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Pueblo
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful ride, we started out and ended at Red River. It was a beautiful ride with many places to stop along the way. This is a must do ride for any motorcycle enthusiast.

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San Antonio, Texas
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best part of the trip to Taos. Nice roadside stops, great views, cool small towns, good roads. Strongly recommended. Take your time.

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Thank Al S
San Bernardino, California
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Started off with breakfast at Taos II diner and yum. Headed up the 64 with only an idea of where I was headed. Spectacular views and a great day. Took my time to stop and just stare when I was overwhelmed with the beautiful views.

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Santa Barbara, California
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103 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

An interesting way to spend a few hours. Best part for us was going into the Viet Nam memorial which is on the circle between Eagle Nest and Angel Fire. Kept well plowed in winter, though blowing snow can be a problem near Angel Fire.

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1 Thank Bob B
L'Escala, Spain
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106 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

After years, I've come to the conclusion that there are no bad road trips in New Mexico. This one may be the best

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

From the picture is looks awesome, but maybe I have seen deep gorges before. If you have time you should probably see it. It is free.

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Angel Fire, New Mexico
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Start in Eagle's nest and then over to Red River. Walk the downtown district and enjoy some real "cowboy" feeling town! Then on to Questa - if you have time take the back road to Lake Cabresto for a nice walk around. The sign says 4 wheel vehicles but I've seen a Kia Rio coming out of the park so... More 

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45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This will take all day,unless you don't stop.The trip will take you all the way around Wheeler peak to Eagles Nest/Angel Fire... over Bobcat pass to Red River...Questa, and back to Taos.Fantastic drive with awesome scenery and views.Plenty to do along the way,especially in Angel Fire and Red River.Take a ride on the ski lifts,or if like to fish,there are... More 

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