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Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

US 64, 10 miles west of Taos, Taos, NM
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Ranked #3 of 41 Attractions in Taos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Landmarks
Activities: Walking
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Greeley, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Beautiful...a bit scary to walk all the way to to the observation point. Can't be afraid of heights!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Too bad we arrived after sunset! This bridge is beautiful. The Rio Grande has cut a gorge over 600 feet deep here. There is a wide walkway with railings and points that jut out along the way for better viewing. You can feel it move as vehicles pass by.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

If you are coming into Taos from northern New Mexico or Colorado, you cannot miss the Gorge Bridge. It is fun to walk across and take some photos, although maybe not for those afraid of heights. The time of day when you visit makes a difference on the light as it illuminates different parts of the Gorge.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is a must see if you're visiting Taos. It's about a 10-12 minute drive from the center of town. Parking can be a bit of a hassle, and it's not the greatest experience in the winter months with the icy winds. However, it offers stunning views of the mountains and the Rio grande.

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Augusta, GA
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268 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We wanted to see this gorge and are glad we did. It's only a ten minute drive out of Taos, but worth it, especially if you have never seen anything like this. We have seen so much that my opinion can be jaded. There is a very nice and clean bathroom near the parking lot, and there are tables to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Although this is an amazing wonder of the area. Our visit was marred by an incident on the bridge. We had resteicted view of the area. Enough said on that. The rest area and washrooms are very well kept and clean. There were a few street vendors near the bridge with some lovely arifacts and home made gifts.

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14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The created eye will out do any capacity of camera here. The views are stunning, yet depending on the time of day,the angle of the sun and the clouds or lack of them, your attempts at photographing will be effected. But your eye will not soon forget what it has taken in! Don't miss the rugged road along the river.... More

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Stuart, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

A quick stop to view the Rio Grande River – amazing gorge. Hard to believe 30 miles south the river is on flat land and very shallow in Albuquerque. Road construction made it difficult to view and local vendors/artisans were stationed along the roadside.

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Pentwater, Michigan
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The bridge is impressive and the gorge, beautiful. It's interesting to me that as you are driving along a flat plain, there it suddenly appears. Some people park on the road, but there is a parking and picnic area from which it is a short walk to the bridge. Those with mobility issues should park on the road, however, because... More

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Bonney Lake, Washington
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30 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Just 19 miles out of Taos, NM you'll find the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge spanning the gorge 1,200 feet from end to end and 660 feet up from the river. After being remodeled the bridge is considered to be one of the most beautiful steel bridges in the United States. On the Western end of the bridge there is a... More

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