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Worth the drive

If you're a bit bored and have nothing else to do - which is unlikely in such an outdoorsy place... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Grand Junction, Colorado
Good substitute for our original plans

The main thing I wanted to see in the Taos area was the Taos Pueblo, but unfortunately, we hit it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sandy C
St. Charles, United States
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Scenic drive that circles through the Carson National Forest, north and east of Taos.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're a bit bored and have nothing else to do - which is unlikely in such an outdoorsy place. We actually did it quite by accident. Some great scenery, some good history as well,

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The main thing I wanted to see in the Taos area was the Taos Pueblo, but unfortunately, we hit it at the wrong time as they were closed in preparation for the San Geronimo Festival. Fortunately, fellow guests at our B&B suggested the Enchanted Circle....More

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Reviewed October 25, 2018

Some beautiful scenery. Deer walking in the streets of Red River made a nice and different experience. All in all, it was a nice drive. A little disappointing that there was not more to see. What we saw, we enjoyed, so it was worth it.

Thank ugausa
Reviewed October 22, 2018

One of the best drives ever, especially to see the fall foliage colors. So mcu to see along the way.

Thank NMTraveler48
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

We started out on this drive and found some interesting things along the way. The best was the entrance to the National Monument Park of the Gorge. We spent so much time there we cut the second half of the drive out. It does have...More

1  Thank fnct
Reviewed October 8, 2018

As New Englanders who had never viewed fall scenery anywhere but in New England, we were not at all prepared for the brilliant yellow of the aspen trees. Spectacular! Beautiful scenery, such an experience of nature at its best. Take this drive and be sure...More

Thank mamapsych
Reviewed October 8, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed the 80+ mile trip on the Enchanted Circle. Many of the trees were just changing colors to bright yellow leaves. On a few instances, we would come out of a curve in the road to discover an astonishing view! We were also...More

Thank Sue1532
Reviewed October 5, 2018

This is a beautiful 83 or 84 mile circle drive that begins and ends in Taos. The route goes thru several small towns that are worth stopping at. The fall colors were everywhere and were spectacular.......a must do Drive!

1  Thank Cherie P
Reviewed October 4, 2018

This was a beautiful drive out of Taos. We did the drive clockwise and enjoyed every bit of it. Funky little towns with fun shops. If you're into thrift stores don't miss Jay's in Questa. The fall color was gorgeous, the aspens were gold and...More

Thank Barb H
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Even though we'd been traveling through the west for three weeks, and thought we'd seen it all, we were so happy be made time for this. Stunning views, and no cars on the road in September.

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September 4, 2018|
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Response from 310ralphs | Reviewed this property |
The only real climb and descent is from Taos to Eagle Nest. There are not "sheer" drop-offs but you go up and over; there are guard rails, particularly on the Eagle Nest side where you drive down a heavily forested road. Not... More
kelly l
April 24, 2018|
Response from gordonj379 |
It is a circle drive. Start where you are and finish back at the same place. The 5 towns are the 5 towns that you will pass through.
March 7, 2018|
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Response from Tim L | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember the hwy route numbers but the last weeks of September are the time to see the Aspens and I guarantee that they will take your breath away. The Aspen leaves spin like new copper pennies in the breeze. And... More