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Address: Taos, NM

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Excellent scenery!

We took this road during our trip and it was amazing. Beautiful views and just overall a great drive. It took an hour longer than taking interstate from Albuquerque to Taos.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We took this road during our trip and it was amazing. Beautiful views and just overall a great drive. It took an hour longer than taking interstate from Albuquerque to Taos.

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Miami
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The roads remain unplowed through August, there are poor homeless children and yowling nasty un-vaccinated dogs at every turn, begging for your money while you wait for the unending traffic to start again. And this is Tuesdays in September! (Actually? This is a wonderful trip, highly recommended, just don't tell any more tourists about it!)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Best experienced traveling FROM Taos, going south. Check out the old adobe church in Las Trampas; the Santuario de Chimayo; the overlook of Truchas; the artist gallery in Truchas where the road you are on comes to a "T" (gallery is on your right)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Breathtaking vista, must see, I enjoyed much more than he did, as he got stuck driving and I enjoyed the view. Just one word of caution, the local consider the speed limit a suggestion so keep right and pull off to let the lead foots pass. Do stop at black Mesa winery on the route, great wine!!!

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Kailua-Kona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This road takes you over the mountains from Santa Fe to Taos and sounds quite a bit more attractive than it is. We've done it twice, now, both times for the Rancho de Chimayo restaurant, which is a "don't miss." Frankly, this restaurant is the only reason to go this way unless you are really into old New Mexico towns.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The charm of "the road less traveled" and the beauty. When we are in this part of NM, it's a must for us and imparts the "real New Mexico". We have been on the road many times in both directions. Never a disappointment and always something new to be discovered, no matter the time of year or time of day.... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

To be polite this is an interesting scenic drive. I am biased, however, in that I am from British Columbia where there are truly high roads and stunning scenery. Not fair to compare I guess but this felt to me like an extended drive through one of our Christmas tree farms. I didn't realize until now that I am a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Great views and make sure you stop at the church in Chimayo. You get to see a different type of view where it turns into more alpine that what you see in Northern New Mexico. It also takes a while to Taos vs taking hwy 68

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Looking at some of these reviews and seeing that some reviewers rated this trip as not exceptional is mind boggling because it is a fantastic trip. This part of New Mexico is a very spiritual place and the Santuario de Chimayo is a great place to start. You need to take the high road to get there and then take... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

There are so many sights to see, both historical and geographical. Top ones for us were the Santuario de Chimayo, Truchas, and the San Jose de Gracia church in Las Trampas. It also helps to look behind you now and then because the views are spectacular in all directions.

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