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Address: Taos, NM
Description: 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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Its a Nice drive, but do not try to compare it to a scenic drive in Colorado, there are much better drives in Colorado. We went in summer, Mid to late July. Wild flowers are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Las Cruces
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Its a Nice drive, but do not try to compare it to a scenic drive in Colorado, there are much better drives in Colorado. We went in summer, Mid to late July. Wild flowers are everywhere, specially between Eagle nest and Angle Fire. If your loving nature photography, Mid July is the best time. Depending on how you wish to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We were fortunate enough to have a convertible. What a lovely drive. Wonderful small villages..Loved Hales and Barrow in Eagle Nest and the small very difficult to find cemetery nearby.If you have the time,you will not be disappointed.

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Elephant Butte, New Mexico, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Drive is ok but having just finished it, really cannot think or anything remarkable. Red River has busy shopping district and Eagles Nest Lake sits in the middle of lovely meadows. Multiple pull offs for hikers and tent campers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Decided to make a weekend of driving the enchanted circle, and it was beautiful ! We started at Eagles Nest, but cannot leave out how gorgeous Cimarron Canyon State Park is ! Next was Red River around to Taos, to which we detoured out to Rio Grande Gorge Bridge worth the extra miles by the way ! Then through Angel... More 

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It's a great drive. Drive thru mountainous terrain, then around a bend and you're in farm land, another turn, then you're in the forest. Stop and visit the towns along the way. It's one of the best drives you'll ever experience.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Spectacular! Beautiful mountains, lakes, forest, and farm areas. Not too scary as some mountain roads can go. Plenty of guardrails and not too many blind curves.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

What a beautiful drive! Must see's Vietnam Veterans Museum, Angel Fire, Red River and around. Make sure you stop and visit along the way. Beautiful scenery, a very relaxing drive! Must do if you are in the Taos area.

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Sahuarita, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My wife and I had the pleasure of making this drive during a week's visit to Taos. We especially liked the scenery around Red river, Eagle Nest and Angel Fire. Long and wide vistas with Mtns in the background. We live in the desert SW south of Tucson and these views are something we don't see around home. With lunch... More 

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South Lyon, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We drove the Circle in two segments, which meant that we repeated one part of it. The views are absolutely awesome. If you enjoy mountain vistas, colorful sunsets, etc this is the motherlode. Last night within a two hour period we saw a huge elk herd, ran into hail covering the road, and saw a full double arch rainbow, not... More 

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New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

The views are endless on this drive! Allow extra time to pull over and enjoy the views. Lots of amazing views.

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Address: Taos, NM
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Taos

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