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Address: Taos, NM
Phone Number: 5753872754
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Private Tour: High Road to Taos from Santa Fe
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Rio Grande Cottonwoods were golden color in October

We've done this twice in 2 years. The maps said it would take an hour 40 from Santa Fe, it took us 2 hours, no stops. It is beautiful and I would say that you cannot find... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
La Junta, CO

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La Junta, CO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've done this twice in 2 years. The maps said it would take an hour 40 from Santa Fe, it took us 2 hours, no stops. It is beautiful and I would say that you cannot find anything like the town of Truchas anywhere on earth. I'll do it again, probably on the way to the Rancho Chimayo restaurant.

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Mass, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This drive from Santa Fe to Taos is a great road trip. You pass through high desert into forested Sangre de Cristo mountain passes with breathtaking scenery. Stop for lunch at Chimayo, and visit the Santuario de Chimayo.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So glad we decided to take this route! Beautiful views and interesting places to stop along the way. Saw 3 historical churches. We were able to go inside 1beautiful old church that was closed but the cleaning crew saw us and let us in! Went in a neat arts and craft shop where I bought some unusual earrings that I... More 

Thank Betty W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The High Road to Taos offers one of many great auto day trips you can experience when in the Taos area. You can either start in Taos and drive to Santa Fe or start in Santa Fe and drive to Taos. Either way you will experience authentic New Mexico by traveling through areas where old Spain met Native America over... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Left Santa Fe and covered this trail from 503 all the up. Stopped at the church in Cuyamayo this church is from 1819. The topography of the land is amazing brilliant greens tan, brown with splashes of bright yellows lit up by the vibrant pollution free sun. Take the time to stop snap pictures.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Over the past few days I took the Low Road to Taos, drove the Enchanted Circle and took the High Road back to Santa Fe. Of the 3, the High Road was my favorite.

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Camden, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We approached Taos via the High Road and Las Vegas, NM. Very scenic and well maintained. I love traveling this byway. Highly recommended.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lots of exciting scenery, postcard views , worth the trip, lots of small towns on the way and stop offs for photos

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Winterville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to take the high road from Taos back to Santa Fe. It was a very enjoyable and scenic ride. The scenery is totally different from central Mexico with lush ponderosa pines spread into the mountain sides. Periodic look outs to stop and view the various mountains and mesas.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the long way to get to Taos, but it also has great scenery and little towns to stop in. We stopped in Chimayo to visit the Native America weaving shops. They offer blankets, vests, rugs and other items, and you can view the looms on which they are made. The hand woven items are on the pricey side.... More 

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