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High Road to Taos

Taos, NM
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Ranked #8 of 39 attractions in Taos
Type: Scenic Drives
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Lexington KY
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Make sure to take this back road between Taos and Santa Fe sometime, as it takes you through sleepy little villages and incredible mountain views. The Rancho de Chimayo restaurant is a perfect lunch stopover (try the tamales w/green chile) as is the little cafe in Truchas. You can achieve that "got away" feel by taking this little detour. Try... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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45 reviews 45 reviews
3 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Although most people know of the lower road to Taos (paralleling the Rio Grande), not everyone is aware of the High Road to Taos. You can pick it up just outside of Epanola, New Mexico and the long and winding road is well worth the trip. Make sure to leave enough time to stop at many of the am zing... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Some gorgeous view with several places to pull off the road and take pictures. Some of the little tons along the way are not so exciting. Recommend stopping at the ranchos de Chimayo restaurant for its beauty, service, and food.

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San Francisco, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
26 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Don't even think to head in a south to north direction, unless you plan to double back. Coming out of the mountain at Truchas where you turn right, is an amazing vista. Snowy mountains to the east and wide open mesa and rock desert to the west. Stops- : Truchas for the view and community gallery, Trampas for the old... More

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26 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely drive. Love the Badlands of New Mexico. Stopped at art gallery in Truches and at the Santuario de Chimayo.

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Great vistas everywhere on the trip... My favorite where outside of Truchas. Well worth the trip for the vistas, galleries and churches... but there is very few places to eat or get gas... The one place we ate was Spectacular!!! Ranchos de Chimayo was not only a beautiful setting but incredible food. Definitely enchanting and worth the trip.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Having lived in New Mexico for 10 years and only driven parts of this highway - we chose to make the approximate 64 mile drive from the Nambe turnoff to Taos. Definitely one of the more scenic mountain drives in NM with numerous churches, galleries, weaving shops, etc to visit along the way.

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Eugene, Oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

My first visit to Santa Fe. Thought the highlight of the trip would be the road to Taos. Read a lot of the reviews here that couldn`t understand all the excitement. I thought that they just had to be anomalies. Was I wrong. The drive is ok. Taos is ok. However, all the small towns that are suppose to remind... More

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York Beach, Maine
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129 reviews 129 reviews
39 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We drove up to Taos and it was a pleasant ride.We stopped at the tourism facilty just out side Toas on the way into town.One of the staff suggested we take the high road going back.I cannot adequately describe how brilliant this ride is.It seems we stopped every 20 minutes just to be inspired by the vistas.As I said do... More

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New York City, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Lovely scenery. We went in the fall/october. It was easy to follow the road and the drive is really lovely. We took the low road out of Taos which is what was recommended to us.

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