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High Road to Taos

Address: Taos, NM
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Ranked #6 of 28 Activities in Taos
Type: Scenic Drives, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Scenic Drives, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
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Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
28 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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Baltimore, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

You will probably love Santa Fe and you almost certainly will adore Taos. However, this is the route to which most travelers will probably fall in love with this part of New Mexico. Nowhere in the USA will you discover villages as unique and colorful as Chimayo, Truchas, etc. A trip on the high road is a journey through a... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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66 reviews 66 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We drove from Santa Fe to Taos on New Years Day. We took the high road up to Taos and the lower road back to Santa Fe. The high road is so much fun and takes you through little town after little town. So pretty, snowy and amazing. The roads were clear and the trip was very safe. We made... More 

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Ranchos De Taos, New Mexico
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The most beautiful way to travel from Santa Fe to Taos, or vice versa, the "High Road" is a must-see, not to be missed.

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San diego and Taos
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

stop off in Chamyo to see the church. it is famous for its cures/ The drive runs you through all kinds of little towns.

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Miami, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Last week we did a day trip from Santa Fe to Taos taking the high road there and the low road back. The trip winds rural and mountainous roads through snow covered hills and canyons. The high points were the lunch stop at the Sugar Nymphs Bistro in Penasco ,15046 New Mexico 75 Peñasco, NM 87553, and the Santuario de... More 

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