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High Road to Taos

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Address: Taos, NM

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Another beautiful drive in NM.

Coming from ABQ to Taos, we enjoyed the twists and turns of the high road, and the beautiful views. Living in NM, we are spoiled that almost every route provides picturesque and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Coming from ABQ to Taos, we enjoyed the twists and turns of the high road, and the beautiful views. Living in NM, we are spoiled that almost every route provides picturesque and picture-worthy scenes.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Low road? High road? You can't lose. Personal preference for views is to take the High Road out of Taos...stop by Chimayo Santuario on the way

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Good drive...do it going north,,, Enjoy the quiet drive...try to see the rio grande gorge which is just a short detour

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The views were spectacular and the travel was easy and steady. Prior research is necessary to select which pueblos to see, etc.

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Phoenix
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is a nice drive taking you through small hamlets. Not many services along the route which emerges suddenly in the Santa Fe outskirts. Pleasant drive= no real traffic when we went midday, but nothing outstanding.

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Montgomery, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

On a day trip to Taos, while visiting Santa Fe, we took the High Road to Taos. It was a very interesting and scenic drive. We enjoyed driving through the Santa Fe and Carson National Forests and the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains. We tried stopping in Chimayo to buy some chili powder at the market outside the Santuario de... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Great treat and a chance to see the other side of New Mexico. Many eating places like Chimayo for a fantastic meal, Take and extra and enjoy the wildlife and your trip.

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Surprise, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Nice views, yes. Lots of winding curves. Lots of little towns of no particular interest. I was disappointed after reading the prior reviews.

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Went from Taos to Santa Fe. First village was las trampas. An old church is in small town. Next town is Truchas which is very high, unique a nice mace to stop. Main spot is El Santuario de Chimayo. A sacred small church which 1000's make pilgrimage too. There is a number of things to see but church and chapel... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Take your time, meander, stop at churches and handicrafts shops, take pictures. This is a lovely drive. If this is a side trip from Santa Fe, take the "low-road" back - it is equally scenic and takes you along the Rio Grande. If it's a hot day, stop and go wading.

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Address: Taos, NM
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Taos

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