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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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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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156 reviews 156 reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We spent about an hour here walking the length and this bridge and back. It's about 650 feet above the river and a bit scary but exciting. Definitely worth the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

A wow view of the very deep gorge gouged out over millennia by the Rio Grande river way down below the bridge. And, by the way, unusual and well-crafted artwork for sale by crafts people next to the bridge.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Definitely a must-stop for the traveler! The bridge shakes a little when cars or trucks pass over. Not good for those afriad of heights or with vertigo.

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Illinois
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367 reviews 367 reviews
115 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

As we approaches the bridge, I noticed the beautiful gorge. We went up to the parking lot and then walked back to the bridge. I was so afraid of the height, that I was actually walking on the road as long as no vehicles were coming. My husband had to hold on to me so that I could look at... More

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth checking out. Just a short drive out of town, and the views are spectacular! You can walk out to the middle of the bridge to take photos and see the magnificent scenery. Vendors set up beside the bridge selling their nice wares at reasonable prices. If you are in Taos, this is a short stop that is really... More

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Herndon, Virginia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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38 helpful votes 38 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

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
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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