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I have become a convert to to appreciation of the beauty of the southwest. The scenery on the high road from Santa Fe to Taos resulted in us stopping so many times for photos and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Port Jervis, New York
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Port Jervis, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I have become a convert to to appreciation of the beauty of the southwest. The scenery on the high road from Santa Fe to Taos resulted in us stopping so many times for photos and to just admire the scenery, that we got to Taos much later than we had planned. The trip to Taos on this road was worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

There are two ways to arrive & leave Taos from Santa Fe--the "Low Road" and the "High Road". The "Low Road" is faster, less scenic & goes through many small towns. If you need to get from Santa Fe to Taos quickly, that's the way to go. If you have more time and want to see some beautiful landscapes from... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We were heading to Colorado from Taos. Flat desert was greener this year w wild flowers which was pleasant surprise for August, mountain views, easy drive, Few cell towers

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Wimberley, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

BREATHTAKING!!! One of the most beautiful rides I've ever taken. The roads are good and there are plenty of places to pull over for snapping pictures.

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Wonderful long day trip from Santa Fe. Don' t do what we did and try and squeeze into an afternoon. You need a whole day to enjoy and explore. Had never been to NM and found this to be a highlight.

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FLORIDA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very interesting sights to see. lots of mountains and curving roads. really enjoyed this route. we were able to stop and see various small towns along the way. very rural and lots of farms.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Great drive to Taos. Many scenic points. Many neat little towns along the way. Not a lot of gas stations and the few there is gas is pricey.

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Finksburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

It seems a bit unusual to write about a road but it's is a real attraction. Sometimes it seemed like we were going the wrong way with all of the twists and turns but we made it unscathed. There are numerous scenic overlooks to stop at and enjoy. It takes about 30-45 minutes longer than the low road but it's... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

While on a recent New Mexico vacation, we took the High Road to Taos. It is very beautiful and a must see. The landscape is terrific. Take the low road back down and you will thank yourself for doing so.

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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Excellent day trip either from or to Taos from Santa Fe. Take your time (and watch for traffic - this is a rural road). Chimayo is a must-see along this route. It would also be a fantastic motorcycle ride.

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