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High Road to Taos

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Address: Taos, NM

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I've traveled the High Road for over forty years and have never tired of it. (I'll be driving it again on July 4th.) Besides being very pretty, it's a great jumping off point to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Santa Fe New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I've traveled the High Road for over forty years and have never tired of it. (I'll be driving it again on July 4th.) Besides being very pretty, it's a great jumping off point to various National Forest and Pecos Wilderness areas, canyons, mountain biking, hiking,etc. Take it to Taos or turn right in Penasco and go through the high country... More 

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Alvin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

From Taos we went to Angel Fire and visited the Vietnam Memorial. For "those who gave some" this is a must visit to honor "those who gave all". Then on to Eagle Nest, Red River, Questa, and finally Arroyo Seco and the Best Ice Cream at the Taos Cow.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

It seems to always take you away from the hustle and bustle. I have been on it every season and each time I love the drive, and the scenery

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Dallas, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Starting from the Santa Fe side, the road first goes through some desert-style terrain and gradually increases elevation, with the terrain becoming more alpine as you get closer to Taos. I stayed on the High Road main route, and the towns along the road were not interesting to look at and some areas looked dumpy. (It is possible the towns... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

First, let me say, any road that leads to Taos is worth taking. The "High Road to Taos" sets the mood for your visit when you arrive. Remarkable missions and stunning photo opportunities for photographers, especially in the early morning or late afternoon.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We took the high road on motorcycles in June. At one point it looks as if this road is going to take you all the way up to the snow capped peaks but unfortunately it does not. You do climb and climb as you take in scenic views of the mountains and the evergreen trees. Lots of places to pull... More 

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st. louis, mo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

After visiting the Puye Cliff Dwellings in Espanola, we took the high road into Taos which is only about 65 miles and had we not meandered, would have gotten us in town in about an hour and 30 minutes. It is a beautiful drive, but you must have the time and willingness to pull over on occasion. If you are... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Bring your camera, stunning views of the mountains, worth the trip. Take your time and don't rush the drive. Enjoy!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

narrow twisty turny road thru high country new mexican mountains and small bergs with no services. Great for motorcyles or sports cars. Has too narrow of turns for trailers or RV's as some parts of the road have houses right up to the roadside. It was not at all busy on the Monday we traveled there. There are a couple... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

A significant part of the joy of visiting Taos is taking the High Road to get there. The Santuario de Chimayó is not to be missed. Without going into too much detail, Chimayó can be described as the American Southwest's version of Lourdes. It is a unique and unforgettable experience.

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

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