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“Beautiful drive” 5 of 5 stars
Review of High Road to Taos

High Road to Taos
Taos, NM
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Ranked #5 of 36 Attractions in Taos
Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

This 3 hour drive back to Taos offers magnificent views and several quaint towns along the way. Make sure you stop in the Town of Madrid. There are several great bars there. We particularly liked the bar next to the railroad.

Visited October 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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“Enchanting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

The best is Taos to Santa Fe- not the other way around. The views are better coming down. Turn on some great mountain music and enjoy this drive.

Visited November 2012
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dallas
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“A beautiful drive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

It was pretty, the drive from Las Vegas, NM to Taos and back. When we were going back from Taos, it was snowing, and we did not see plows over part of the road. Extremely cautious vehicles led to frustrated people behind them who could not pass on the narrow, two lane road. Very pretty in the snow, though.

Visited December 2012
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Sacramento, California
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“You Should Take The High Road”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We stopped in Chimayo to check out the local weavers and were very impressed. This is a very nice drive on your way to Taos from Santa Fe. Even when there is nothing to stop at, there are beautiful landscapes to take in.

Visited January 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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“Nice alternate to chain-restaurant filled low road”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Don't expect the equivalent of Rocky Mountain views, these are, however, eye-pleasing desert mountains on this route. Stop at the humbling Sanctuary De Chimayo and get your healing dirt, maybe grab a bite at Rancho De Chimayo for lunch (or dinner). Take your 2-1/2 hour ride from Santa Fe to Taos on this road, versus the 1-1/2 hour route on the low road. Did this twice in winter and both experiences were very, very good.

Visited December 2012
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