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Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

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

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Beautiful Gorge

Great view of the gorge from the bridge and from the trail south of the bridge. We loved walking along the rim of the gorge on a very well developed trail. Highly recommend!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Great view of the gorge from the bridge and from the trail south of the bridge. We loved walking along the rim of the gorge on a very well developed trail. Highly recommend!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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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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New Jersey
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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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Seattle
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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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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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