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High Road to Taos

Taos, NM
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Ranked #7 of 41 Attractions in Taos
Type: Scenic Drives
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Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews 85 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Glad we did it on way to,Taos from Santa Fe but didn't blow me away to be honest. A few places with good views.

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Asheville
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75 reviews 75 reviews
13 attraction reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We loved both the High Road and the Low Road to Taos. Not wanting to take the longer High Road back to Albuquerque from Taos on our return trip, we chose to take our time and cover the shorter leg of our trip from Santa Fe to Taos. Having read several recommendations to do the route from North to South... More

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This drive from Santa Fe to Taos is beautiful. We were a bit late for the fall colors but nonetheless was well worth the drive. Stop for lunch at Rancho de Chimayo on the way!

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Grass Valley, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The title says it all - simply beautiful scenery. Fabulous vistas, too. (Be sure to stop at Centinela Traditional Arts/Rio Grande Textiles in Chimayo, if you like beautiful weaving.) The High Road isn't as fast as the highway, but who's in a hurry on vacation? Take your time and enjoy this High Road at least one way to or from... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

If you are driving from Santa Fe to Taos, be sure to take the low road going up and the High Road back (the view is in front of you rather than behind you). Be warned that short sections of this road are not for the squeamish.

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Dallas, TX
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

One of the best scenic drives in the state of New Mexico. The Low Road is quicker, but take the High Road and give yourself some extra time for stops.

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Sunnyvale, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We took the high road to Taos following the recommendations from many of the reviewers and agree that it was the right choice for us. We left Albuquerque shortly after the balloon ascension. Our first stop was Chimayo to check out the famous church. We spent quite amount of time there and it is good that we didn’t have to... More

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Spatula reviews on the high road to Taos. The Trunchas mountains in the background are spectacular with the snow on them and the Aspen trees in full fall yellow!

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austin, tx
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104 reviews 104 reviews
18 attraction reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The drive from Santa Fe to Taos in early October was beautiful even on a cloudy day. We enjoyed seeing the golden aspens and stunning mountain views and a delicious lunch at Rancho Chimayo. Yes the towns are run down and filled with dilapidated mobile homes but you are getting a look at how the people actually live.

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Grapeview, Washington
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194 reviews 194 reviews
68 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We drove this south from Taos to Santa Fe and had beautiful fall colors as far as Truchas. From there you get some great views as you come down the hill toward Chimayo. Most of the towns along the way are fairly run down with very few places to stop for a meal. The main reason to drive this is... More

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