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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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As we drove north out of Taos, storm clouds hugged the ragged, colorful hills around the high plateau. Suddenly a gorge appeared, deep, lined by brilliant red cliffs, with a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

As we drove north out of Taos, storm clouds hugged the ragged, colorful hills around the high plateau. Suddenly a gorge appeared, deep, lined by brilliant red cliffs, with a bright flowing river far below. The bridge itself has zia symbols along the railing and outlooks to the canyon below.

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Kailua-Kona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

You drive west from Taos over its high mesa and everything looks like typical flat high desert. Then you come to the bridge and your jaw will drop. Stop the car and walk out to look down 800 feet to the Rio Grande river. Hold on to your glasses because you'll be positive they'll take a dive, but of course... More 

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The view from the bridge is spectacular. It's unnerving to feel the bridge move as the cars drive over and you are standing looking over the edge, but if you can get past that, the view is gorgeous. You won't need to spend much time here- snap your pictures and move on- but it's really pretty and worth seeing if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I'd you're in or near taosyou have to see the gorge bridge. Nice walk along the top of the gorge from the rest area

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Lamar, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful view from standing atop the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. You could see for miles and miles. Down below the bridge we could see deer resting. There wasn't a lot to do there, however it was a good rest stop for the kids as we continued on our sightseeing trip.

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Idyllwild, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This is a nice walk over a gorge that houses the Rio Grande,especially when the Spring thaw issues out great amounts of melted snow water. The bridge is about a short 1/2 mile span with several bump-outs for a better look down the to the water. The only short fall is finding parking near the bridge on nice days when... More 

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New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I was very surprised to see that this attraction is so highly rated. We have seen much more impressive sights in so many other places, including on scenic drives between attractions in the Southwest. If you have been to Arches, Bryce, Canyonlands, or Horseshoe Bend in Page, AZ, etc. I think you will be very disappointed. This attraction had very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW via mobile

Just park on either side and take 5 minutes to take it all in. Stay a way from the folk selling cheap jewelry as it's the same junk you see all over NM. The gorge is truly amazing!

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Guthrie, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Not only was the view spectacular from the bridge, but the vendors parked along the highway were a bonus. And of course the opportunity to see wildlife is always special.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Not living up to its namesake the Rio is a trickle. In my neck of the woods a grand river would be, for example, the mighty Fraser. The gorge is magnificent so bring your camera. If you are not fond of heights (like me) then the walk across the bridge can be a white knuckle experience -- but it is... More 

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