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Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

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Address: US 64, 10 miles west of Taos, Taos, NM
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It's no Grand Canyon, but it's worth the drive if you're up around Taos. Don't get thrown by the visitor's center being on the south side of Taos; it's no where near the gorge... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It's no Grand Canyon, but it's worth the drive if you're up around Taos. Don't get thrown by the visitor's center being on the south side of Taos; it's no where near the gorge, for some odd reason. Not a lot of color, but it's cool to see the river flowing through it. There are vendors selling trinkets, but don't... More 

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Lexington, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

So glad the lady at the art gallery told me about this I would have overlooked it completely. If you have the fortitude hike the canyon rim trail on the mesa and look back down the gorge amazing. There's even a bench.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I went mid week in the earlier part of the day about 11am so not many people really ...felt like I had the sacred view all to myself. It's breathtaking....the wind whips around your face and feet, the ground is dusty and gritty and sturdy, the view is amazing...words truly fall short. The Earth is a mysterious living beautiful planet...see... More 

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Roeland Park, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

While planning our drive into Taos from central Colorado, somehow we overlooked this spot on the map...until we drove over the bridge and saw the truly majestic view. We quickly pulled over and walked back onto the bridge for a closer view from both sides. As we walked toward the bridge, we noticed a group of a dozen goats standing... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Clean, well-attended rest area provided excellent views of the bridge and the gorge it spanned. Good pedestrian access allows you to walk to the middle of the span for a really grand view. The usual roadside vendors were pleasant and not the least pushy.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The plains and mountain views here hold the gorge in high relief. An easy drive out of Taos and well worth it. There's no hiking into the gorge, nor is there a restaurant or other attractions, just a couple vendors. I would love to see the gorge from below... Perhaps some day an elevator with appear, or a hiking trail.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It's a bit of a drive out of town, but worth it to see the deep divide in the earth. There is a parking lot on the west side of the bridge and vendors selling their crafts alongside of the road. Walking across the bridge is an experience that will make your legs shake. A beautiful view of the mountains... More 

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Grapevine, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Impressive bridge from engineering perspective, but I had no idea the Rio Grande had cut such a massive gorge. Lots of vendors selling stuff on west side of bridge make this a fun stop to see the bridge, gorge, and stroll the vendors.

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Angel Fire, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Just a short trip outside of Taos a must see if you are in the area. The natural beauty of this gorge is a stark difference to the surrounding landscape.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Spectacular views make this a must see if you're in the area -- breathtakingly high and awe-inspiring beauty of the high desert surround the majestic Rio Grande River. Surprisingly good solar powered coffee bus and roadside jewelry vendors top off the adventure.

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