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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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Enchanted is an Understatement!

Driving the EC is a must. You will see some jaw-dropping mountain scenery and have the opportunity to shop, eat, and sightsee in small mountain towns and villages. If you're on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Harrison, Arkansas
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Harrison, Arkansas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Driving the EC is a must. You will see some jaw-dropping mountain scenery and have the opportunity to shop, eat, and sightsee in small mountain towns and villages. If you're on the drive at the right time and season, you're likely to see some of the four-legged inhabitants. We never fail to drive the Enchanted Circle multiple times during every... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The first part, to Arroyo Hondo, is flat, kind of boring, but when you turn up into the mountains, it becomes much more scenic. With snow on the mountains and good-sized patches along the road, it was especially pretty. The lower return road, US 64, was interesting and scenic in its own way.

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Taos, New Mexico
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113 reviews 113 reviews
20 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is a terrific drive for locals as well as tourists! A must for anyone! Be sure to stop in Red River if you want some old time culture. I remember going there as a child and it really hasn't changed much since then. Still the old "Western, Mining town it always was. I like all the seasons but winter... More 

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dallas
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94 reviews 94 reviews
23 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We spent a couple of hours on this drive, as we wanted to see new areas, in particular Red River. The drive to Red River from Taos was O.K. We also enjoyed the rest of the trip to Angel Fire and back to Taos.

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Oklahoma
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Angelfire, Eagle Nest, Red River, and part of the valley. Good Vistas. It is what I came for. Can't comment much more.

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Ranchos De Taos, New Mexico
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Filled with wonderful scenery and amazing views, the Enchanted Circle Tour is something everyone should experience when visiting the Taos or northern New Mexico area.

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ASSARIA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The communities are nice but the road is very long. The locals say that wildlife is plentiful at dusk.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Loved the circle tour! Went in December had to watch for shaded icy spots, was a great ride! My favorite was from Angel Fire to Taos, lots of curves and minimal ice.

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San Diego, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We found ourselves in our rental car alone on this lovely highway that truly was enchanting. We drove through an old abandoned mining town, passing by lakes and forests and lovely mountain ranges. We took a break by stopping in Red River, which was so charming. As I was getting out of the car and looking past the old school... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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493 reviews 493 reviews
266 attraction reviews
256 helpful votes 256 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Owing to lousy time-budgeting on my part, our experience with the Enchanted Circle Drive was confined to segments close to Taos. We did see enough of this scenic drive to convince us we should return for more. We’ll look forward to doing the entire loop, plus the Angel Fire and Taos Ski Valley spurs, the next time we’re in this... More 

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