The enchanted circle drive, going counter clockwise, starts with driving from Taos to Angel Fire. This is a steep and winding climb. In Angel Fire there is a really touching Vietnam Veteran's memorial as well as several decent places to eat and buy T shirts or other souvenirs. The circle continues with Angel Fire to Eagles Nest, which has many nice ranches and homes to see while driving along the valley. Be sure and stop in Red River, a lovely ski and summer cottage village with a nice main street full of places to have a beverage on a patio and people watch. After Red River, you do pass a big mine, which is not the most scenic part of the drive, but does answer the question "what do these people do for a living way up here?". Questa is the next town, with a few shops, and then it is down the mountain to the Rio Grande valley and into Taos. The drive can take three hours or all day, your choice. All in all, a day well spent.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.