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Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

US 64, 10 miles west of Taos, Taos, NM
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Ranked #4 of 39 attractions in Taos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges
Activities: Walking
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We stopped at the bridge based on a recommendation from one of the locals. It was a beautiful and fun stop. There were several vendors selling handmade jewelry and crafts. Most were super cool and will warn you about the ones who were selling "cheap stuff made in China." We purchased a beautiful pair of copper earrings made by a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Not far from Taos is the Rio Grande suspension bridge which is over a very steep canyon and the Rio Grande river. There is also a hike along the rim with a bench 1/4 mile in with great views if the bridge. Big horn sheep sometimes on far side

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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278 reviews 278 reviews
94 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The bridge is nice and the view from the platform in the center is stunning. We also saw some bighorn sheep grazing in the gorge. We had driven over the gorge the previous night but didn't stop. we are glad we turned around the next day and came back. There are vendors selling their wares at the end of the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The mountains, hot air balloons and sunrise early morning made it our perfect first stop for the day. When walking on the bridge you get excellent views of the canyon and people with fear of heights should go on the bridge.

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13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Free and gorgeous. We were able to watch a natural light show as a thunderstorm came over the mountains at sunset and flashed lightening in the distance. Great evening or anytime stop and on the way to many other sites.

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Third visit, love the view. Also love the hippy ice cream bus for a mid-afternoon treat. Appreciate the state park restrooms.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The view was amazing. I apparently have a fear of heights so I did not make the entire length across the bridge. But,even hanging on to the railing a few feet onto the bridge, enough of the gorge is visible to appreciate it's grandeur. Highly recommend this trip!

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Hixson, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We were spending 2 days in Taos and one of the things we wanted to see was the Rio Grande Bridge in north central New Mexico. We were driving along the highway and out of nowhere the bridge appeared. Now, this is not the Grand Canyon by any imagination, but in the middle of New Mexico it was awesome. We... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We did a little bit of the desert hike, and once you got past the area where obnoxious idiot dog owners had failed to clean up, it was very beautiful--stunning views of the gorge without the crowds on the bridge (not that those were bad, really). You're surrounded by mountains, under an enormous, gorgeous sky. The rest area-type facilities were... More

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Memphis, TN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The gorge is about 10 miles from the plaza. The view is breath taking. You can walk on the bridge to get better pictures. There are street vendors along the road and rest rooms.

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