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Address: Taos, NM

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Beautiful NM Scenery

My fellow reviewers are correct. At the last minute we decided to drive from Santa Fe to the Rio Grande Bridge. The road to Taos was some of the best scenery you can see in NM. On... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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Waterloo, Iowa
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Waterloo, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

My fellow reviewers are correct. At the last minute we decided to drive from Santa Fe to the Rio Grande Bridge. The road to Taos was some of the best scenery you can see in NM. On the route north the Rio Grande ran along side the road so we got to see some rafters enjoying the higher than normal... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful drive the High road really is--if you want to experience rural NM this is the way to do it!! Watch your map/turns etc to to make sure you don't get sidetracked--lol

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We drove out of our way as we got caught up with scenic back road beauty. We were running low on gas ended up in Tierra Amarilla not Taos. We were in awe of the beauty and took photos. We filled the gas tank in Tierra Amarilla and drove 64 back east about 90 minutes to Taos, very beautiful mountains... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We took this drive driving from Santa Fe en route to Taos and was not disappointed in the least. We drove early morning, so were able to appreciate the various views of the Southwestern frontier as the sun shimmered over the canyons. Although this route is considerably longer than the normal interstates, the views are unforgettable. I only took this... More 

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We were extremely excited to make the drive to Taos on the high road and return on the low road. We researched all the stops and were ready to see some great views. Perhaps we were expecting too much? We left early in the morning armed with bakery goodies from Clafouti's in Santa Fe. We stopped at Santuario de Chimayo... More 

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San Diego, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The highlight of this drive for us was visiting the Santuario De Chimayo. This church entertains thousands of people during an annual pilgrimage each year. In addition, there is an old mission further North in the town of Trampas.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

You can take this scenic route from Santa Fe to Taos or vice versa. Some great photo opportunities! Great mountain scenery along with small picturesque towns.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We spent a wonderful, sunny day on this road. We travelled from Taos to Santa Fe and experienced the beauty of the New Mexico mountains, the quaintness of some small New Mexican towns and found some outstanding pottery and art galleries along the way. If you have time, consider taking this trip when you visit the Taos/Santa Fe region.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Take this route from Santa Fe to Taos, or from Taos to Santa Fe. Well worth the small amount of extra time. Very scenic.

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boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

A wonderful way to travel from Santa Fe to Taos. This is a scenic must do. Takes a couple of hours if you travel to the sites and villages along the way. So glad we did this car trip.

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