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Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

US 64, 10 miles west of Taos, Taos, NM
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Ranked #3 of 39 attractions in Taos
Type: Bridges
Activities: Walking
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Herndon, Virginia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the dizzying view as we walked across the bridge. This is free and worth the short drive from Taos, especially when paired with a visit to the Taos Mesa Brewery on our return to Taos.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

You are on this bridge before you realize it! The bridge structure is all below, so the bridge is not visible from a distance. You can park on either side and walk out to the middle where there is a viewing push out. A little daunting if you are afraid of heights, but the views from the [safe] sides of... More

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Every visit to Taos should include the short 20 minute drive north west of Taos to see the spectacular Rio Grande Gorge. The bridge is several hundred feet above the Rio Grande (should be called the Rio Chiquito! :)) and you can get quite a thrill by standing out in the middle of the bridge and looking over the edge... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

There are many beautiful spots in Taos County, but this is one of the best. Definitely worth going out of your way for a visit. Also check out the vendors selling handmade wares. Bring cash if you like to shop, because most of the vendors don't take credit or debit cards.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you are near Taos, definitely worth the drive. Great view of the Rio Grande from the bridge. Having visited the Grand Canyon, was not as impressed but location does allow for great view of nearby mountains. Vendors are available, near the bridge, if you want to purchase local crafts.

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San Angelo, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

a short drive to a unforgettable view. I usually don't like heights, but felt safe on the bridge. the view down is really spectacular, a little grand canyon feel. the view of the mountains in the distance is not to be taken for granted.

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San Francisco, California
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26 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This is a 15 min drive out of town north and well worth the trip. The visitor center has a parking lot and a short 1/4 mi. walking path that takes you to the perfect viewing spot to view and photograph the bridge. Sunset is a good time to go when the mountains get that reddish look. Anytime is nice... More

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Norman, Oklahoma
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We went out to the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge after dinner on our first night in Taos. It was a neat site to see. I wish we had gone before dinner, because I think our pictures would have turned out better, but we enjoyed it.

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Manassas Park, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Wonderful sight just outside of Taos. Breathtaking view of the gorge, with the mountains in the background. A nice walk across from the park/rest area and back.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This place is a must when in Taos. The views are breathtaking, especially with the huge mountains in the back drop. Also you need to visit the local merchants that set up shop on the side of the bridge. The prices are half or more than anything in a shop in town.

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