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High Road to Taos

Taos, NM
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Ranked #7 of 40 Attractions in Taos
Type: Scenic Drives
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Elephant Butte, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

On the Taos plateau road I saw some of the strangest houses that I have ever seen. Some look like castles with purple, orange, green,etc.,walls. Strange shapes and designs. Taos is definetely an art community.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

For a detour from all the Santa Fe galleries and shops, take this stunning alternate route up to Taos through some of the most scenic parts of the state (think Georgia O'Keefe paintings everywhere!) You must stop at Chimayo and visit the church and pilgramage center. It will strengthen anyone's faith (it always makes me cry). Stop for lunch at... More

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Coweta, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Fun road in very good condition, lots of things to see if you want with places to stop and grab a bite to eat.

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HOUSTON, TEXAS
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184 reviews 184 reviews
35 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Yep, it's all that the other reviews claim. Great views, galleries and small towns. But beware, the artists in Truchas have removed certain route signs so you go straight down a road which dead ends ( or turns to dirt) but before, it takes you by many of their galleries that you would miss if you turned left on 76... More

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Maine
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Every time I go to New MExico, this road must be traveled. The 360 degree views are magnificent. You get mountains, dotted hills, rock formations, big sky, wonderful clouds. On this trip we even found a lake--Santa Cruz lake. Follow the dirt road to the campground and you will be astounded by the views.

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

What a wonderful way to head south from Taos. The views are amazing, row after row of mountain tops. Great small towns along the way.

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Stilwell, Kansas
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266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

If you have the time, or even better can make the time, this is a the classic "road not taken". Get off the 4 lane black top and enjoy the views and galleries on the High Road. Be sure to check their website or get a map to see all of the gallery options. One word of advice, eat in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you have an extra day, try this route. We had to bypass most of the interesting stops, but still enjoyed the view.

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Bay Shore, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Wish I could have enjoyed the journey to Taos a bit more. With single lanes in both directions, you don't get to appreciate the drive as much as you should...especially with tailgaiters. Not memorable.

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Leawood, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

When you begin heading north, Chimayo is "left". It's a recommended town to stop. We had a map, took a right, had a wonderful diversion into real rural New Mexico. Reminded us of Ireland or Europe in the narrow roads close between buildings...That road then hooks up with where the Chimayo road led to.. for Las Trampas, etc. Then eventually... More

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