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Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

US 64, 10 miles west of Taos, Taos, NM
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Ranked #4 of 40 Attractions in Taos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges
Activities: Walking
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

A short ride from town, just off the western side of the Enchanted Circle drive, the gorge and bridge are an impressive sight. Park in the visitors area, not the dirt lot, to get better pictures from higher ground and to access walking trails. Of course, take a walk over the bridge, and hang on to your hat,

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Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The gorge is a very nice surprise to in a region devoid of immediate topographic changes. Nestled in the Taos mesa region which is rather flat and beautiful in its own special way is a deep narrow gorge that is enjoyable to see from the 550+ foot bridge that spans this steep ravine. The local and native american craftsmen that... More

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Cimarron, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Take the short drive. Walk across the bridge. Walk thru the desert. TAKE YOUR CAMERA! Well worth the 10 minute drive.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This bridge and accompanying Rio Grande Gorge takes you by surprise the first time you see it. It is an immense and beautiful structure that spans the entire gorge. As you drive over the bridge you start to feel the impact of how high up you really are. You can walk out onto the bridge (if you dare) and take... More

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Columbus, Georgia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A spectacular view awaits a short distance past the airport. It seems to be a daily gathering place for vendors of trinkets, crafts, ice cream and lunch. Not too far past the bridge is the earth ship community - definitely worth a look while you are there.

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Superior, Colorado
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50 reviews 50 reviews
6 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We went there our first evening at sunset and got some awesome photographs. But my husband wanted to come back the next day. We did a hike at Williams Lake and then swung by here again. Although it does offer another perspective during the day, it was wicked hot and not pleasant. I much preferred going at sunset. It's a... More

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washington, dc
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

it is a great view, but we added an hour to our trip by detouring here and would've preferred to spend more time at the next stop and less in the car if we had to do it over again

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Rhode Island
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132 reviews 132 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A nice side trip - take the time to walk across the bridge and get a real feel for the Gorge below but don't go if you have a fear of heights and hang on to your kids...... I was able to get some interesting photographs and I would imagine the shots would be even more spectacular depending on the... More

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Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

If you are in Taos, this is worth a visit. Not fun if you fear heights, but a truly impressive example of the power of water over a few million years. If you are feeling adventurous, take the dirt road down into the gorge to the Low Road.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Walk across this suspension bridge and look down...If you have acrophobia you may want to pass on this one.

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