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Long drive, can cut it short and still enjoy

We started out on this drive and found some interesting things along the way. The best was the... read more

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fnct
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Succasunna, New Jersey
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what a treat

As New Englanders who had never viewed fall scenery anywhere but in New England, we were not at all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mamapsych
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Greenland, New Hampshire
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Scenic drive that circles through the Carson National Forest, north and east of Taos.
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Reviewed yesterday 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I live and work on the Enchanted Circle. I frequently joke about how my job “forces” me to drive the entire circle at least once a week. It is always beautifully scenic and there is very little traffic. Lots of little local cafes to stop...More

1  Thank Gordon J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Start in Taos and go to Questa, Red River, Angel Fire, and back to Taos. The terrain is as varied as the town names. Mountains, plains, lake, streams, and forests. There are mountains with and without trees so you can compare the natural beauty of...More

2  Thank 2hearttrippers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots to see - vistas, interesting towns, historical sites and the Viet-Nam Veteran Memorial is beautiful and moving

1  Thank Ron B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The northern end has more interest it terms of sights. if you do not arrive or depart via this route then I would recommend. I was told however that the route does get busy near Christmas.

1  Thank MidlandsRascal
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onacreek2018
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
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kelly l
April 24, 2018|
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Response from Gordon J |
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.
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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
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