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Address: US 64, 10 miles west of Taos, Taos, NM
Activities: Walking

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Walk across the bridge for a nice view if heights don't bother you. We found the walk invigorating and beautiful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Walk across the bridge for a nice view if heights don't bother you. We found the walk invigorating and beautiful.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

If you are in the area it is worth the short detour to see it, but not as a special destination. Native Americans selling jewelry and art along the roadway. Nice clean bathrooms.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

If you head to Taos this is a must stop ,as impressive as the Grand Canyon. Take time to stop and explore ,maybe buy some authentic jewellery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Though I fear heights, I strolled onto the bridge to take some pictures. I was happy I did. Awesome. We were there on Dennis Hopper Day so were treated to the roar of hundreds of motorcycles cruising across the bridge. There are a few vendors, all very friendly, helpful and respectful. It was a fascinating time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is an impressive span across the Rio Grande. You can walk the span to take some great pictures of the gorge and the surrounding mountains in the distance. Native Americans from the local pueblo sell handmade jewelry here at reasonable prices. There is no pressure to buy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you are sightseeing around Taos or vicinity, definitely take the time to visit this bridge: -it's a designated historic highway bridge -560+ feet above the deep deep Rio Grande gorge and river -Free -plenty of parking and you can walk along a sidewalk on the bridge (a bit scary, I had to hold the rail and grit my teeth)....... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I managed to overcome my fear of heights and walked to the first wide spot on the sidewalk on the bridge. It was worth it. The view of the gorge and rift are truly spectacular. It's not far from Taos and well worth the short drive!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This bridge is outside Taos but is worth seeing. Traffic along the road is somewhat dangerous but one can get an excellent view and take photos at the rest stop just beyond the bridge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

You park at one end, and can walk the full length of the bridge, on both sides. You have an unobstructed view of the cliffs and river below. A slight detour up to the picnic spots gives you a good view back to the bridge. This is 7 miles out of Taos and worth the drive and stop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Do not miss visiting the bridge if you are in the area. You approach from a wide flat plain and see what appears to be a large crack in the earth's surface. The bridge crosses the gorge without rising and as we parked the car my wife remarked that it did not look high. As we walked out across the... More 

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