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Address: Taos, NM
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Private Tour: High Road to Taos from Santa Fe
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Awesome drive!

Gorgeous drive up to Taos ski resort! On our walk to the car we heard some coyotes or wolves howling! It was worth the 3 hour drive from Albuquerque.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Gorgeous drive up to Taos ski resort! On our walk to the car we heard some coyotes or wolves howling! It was worth the 3 hour drive from Albuquerque.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've taken all three routes from Santa Fe to Taos, even the High Road in winter.....don't miss the left turn in Truchas. snow everywhere, clear roads.....magnificent.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you're like me, you've heard of the "Low Road" and the "High Road'' - my advice, take them both, but start with the high road. Just be prepared as there aren't many places to stop along the way (as far as gas, etc. goes), but there are a seemingly endless number of views to take in. If you are... More 

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Lakeville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful views, great road condition. Not many stops on 68, except for scenic stop of the Gorge. We loved everything about Taos. A trip not to be missed. We are heading back in August.

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Otavalo, Ecuador
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the road from Durango to Taos -- absolutely stunning. We may have been the only vehicle on the road, but it was the off season. There are many great stops along the way, and I was charmed by Chama in particular. Next year I will return to spend even more time in this amazing countryside.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the alternate to the low road to Taos from Santa Fe. Rather than along the Rio Grande, this road follows the mountains through small villages such as Truchas. Las Trampas, and Penasco. It is a little longer than the low road, but provides variety. We went to Taos on the low road and returned by the high road.... More 

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Waldorf, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

New Mexico doe have beautiful mountains and lots of people seem to have lovely homes scattered among the mountains. The scenery is worth the drive.

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L'Escala, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The high country of New Mexico is extraordinarily beautiful. It may be my favorite state for short road trips

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Fresno, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

beautiful scenery, lots of historical places to stop and visit. Be sure to stop in el Chimayo and visit the church.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Amazing trip into Taos, beautiful views, way, way up into the mountains. Get rid for a somewhat challenging, yet highly rewarding drive!

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