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Address: Taos, NM

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What else would you do when you've seen enough of Santa Fe? Take the high road to Taos. The scenic byway took us about 3 hours drive including quick stops in the pueblos of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

What else would you do when you've seen enough of Santa Fe? Take the high road to Taos. The scenic byway took us about 3 hours drive including quick stops in the pueblos of Chimayo, Truchas, La Trampas and Ranchos de Taos. The road traverses through Sangria de Cristo mountains with occasional hairpin turns as it opens up from one... More 

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Pasadena
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

make sure to stop by the local wineries & several stops along the way to wash the dirt out of your throat with some local breweries. You can't beat these NM IPA's. A little over an hour from Santa Fe will get you up to Taos. Leaving Taos take the Low Road on your way back down. Lots of History... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

If you have the time, take the High Road to Taos. The scenery is beautiful, especially in Carson National Forest. We stopped at Santuario de Chimayo which is a church that many people make a pilgrimage to for healing. We had never heard of it, but it was a nice place to visit. This road travels through the Sangria de... More 

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My sister and I took this road from SF to Taos in December 2014. I can tell you the drive is beautiful and varied, yes...lots of curves, etc. However...there are no places to stop for a bathroom break. We ended up at a hardware store (bless them!) and asked to use their facility which they generously (bless them again!) let... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We started the journey from Santa Fe with the intention to stop by the various galleries but ended up being distracted by the beautiful scenarios along the way! Take your time on the drive and enjoy the journey!!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We drove the High Road early morning from Santa Fe, and is was amazing. Gorgeous views. Landscape varied from high desert to Alpine. Drove through many Pueblos on the way. Snow was on the ground, but the road was clear and safe. Never forget it.

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Brownsville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

Enchanting is exactly the word to describe this natural wonder of a drive. It is humbling, inspiring and wonderously gratifying! It is actually something that you take with you long after you leave. Enjoy!

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ASSARIA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We found the Sandia road to be beautiful and the ridge house an excellent view. But the rest of the businesses along the road seemed to be closed for the season.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We drove South from Taos toward Santa Fe, then turned off to take the circle drive back to Taos on the High Road. Beautiful drive, lots to see - take your time. We stopped and took photos, took a few little excursions and had a wonderful, peaceful drive.

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Evergreen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is an absolutely beautiful drive if you love to be off the main highways and byways. Awesome views, and many interesting quaint communities along the way. A stop in Truchas is highly recommended! You won't be disapointed you drove "the high road to Taos".

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