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High Road to Taos

Taos, NM
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Ranked #8 of 40 Attractions in Taos
Type: Scenic Drives
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

A stunning drive through some charming villages. The recession has taken it too and there are to may places to stop off for refreshments. Good for scenic views.

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Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Very nice drive through the mountains between Taos and Santa Fe. Not as great as the tourist publicity has made it out to be but it is significant nonetheless

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Cincinnati Ohio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Perhaps it was a down time for the small cities on the "high road" but we found the regular route just as scenic and much quicker. Oh it was pretty and gave some really nice views, but so is Route 68 And trying to get a bite to eat going this was was tough. We had plenty of time to... More

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We read about the galleries on this road in the literature on the area and no way are they worth going to. Most of them look like shack's from the outside as does the supposed towns. Only shop that we stopped at was the Marketplace and it was craft items and they laughed because we got lost. We took this... More

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Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

After hearing about this drive for so many years, we were a bit disappointed. We like Chimayo and the restaurant there but the rest of the drive was disappointing compared to the drives further west near Abiquiu or the Rio Grande National Monument.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

If you have the time, drive the high road and visit the Sanctuary at Chimayo! There are many small communities and delightful art shops and restaurants.

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Dallas, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great vistas on a great "twisty road!" Take time to stop and visit the local shops that are found in little places along the route. Caution: The route is difficult to follow in places. NM DOT needs to put up better signage to show the route.

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Austin, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The high road takes the traveler through the hills of wonderful New Mexico. Take your time and stop at the small towns with local restaurants and missions. There are jaw-dropping mountains, crazy towns with loads of individuality and yummy food like Sugar Nymphs.

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Beautiful scenery and places to stop. There are great photo opportunities and galleries to shop. We make the trip at least once a year and every season has something to offer. Would highly recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Great scenery and interesting shops all along the route. If you like to poke around galleries allow 3 or more hours if going from Santa Fe.

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