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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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Houston, Texas
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122 reviews 122 reviews
7 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

views are great, road was good, wonderful to be out amongst the trees and big sky. Only disappointment is that the road is too short and rather too wide to be fun driving it!

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New York City, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This is a really nice drive with lots of twists and turns. The scenery is spectacular. I'm not sure what is different about the clouds in New Mexico, but they are like a shifting art exhibit in the sky. But keep your eye on the road because it can be like a roller coaster. As you are driving do not... More

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Forest City, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed the beautiful views. We even saw a roadrunner run across the road and take flight. We stopped and visited the Earthship Project and we drove by the Rio Grande gorge.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Not only is the scenery gorgeous no matter what the season, but it is a chance to see the villages that were settled by the Spanish when NM was a province of Spain. Don't miss going into the church at Trampas if it is open. I think these villages are unique in America. Do a bit of reading before you... More

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Toronto
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79 reviews 79 reviews
18 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I suggest taking both. The low road into Taos as it is quicker and beautiful through the canyon part. The high road out of Taos as it is spectacular scenery especially coming down into Chimayo. It does take longer and doesn't have many places to stop for a coffee.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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