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Beautiful drive!

We took our time driving this route...not much traffic and nice views. Don't spend time going into... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kesslane
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Orinda, California
Don't Miss It

Beautiful beautiful beautiful especially if the aspen are changing. Lots of little villages with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sandi L
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Yungaburra, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The drive was pleasant, and Sanctuario de Chimayo was very interesting. If one hasn't done mountain forest driving, this route is well worth it. Otherwise- the normal route (68) from Santa Fe has much more interesting NM sights as one nears Taos. We used "Myscenicdrive.com"...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We took our time driving this route...not much traffic and nice views. Don't spend time going into the towns...really nothing to see.

Thank Kesslane
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful beautiful beautiful especially if the aspen are changing. Lots of little villages with ancient churches, so very charming. Watch for the turn off though it sneaks up on you at the lights.

Thank Sandi L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Occasional turn-outs allow some time to enjoy the scenic panoramas in the higher elevations. Winding road through the intermediate villages gives some idea of how the folks live, work, and play.

Thank Reid S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great way to get more of a feel for Northern New Mexico than simply blazing down the highway. There are numerous quaint villages along the way, but most are pretty run down/impoverished. Still, you get a good feel for the geography of...More

1  Thank montanapescado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 10 days exploring NM. The High Road to Taos and the Turquoise Trail were both high points of our trip. Loved the small towns and Pueblos.

2  Thank Marilyn R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So glad we took the High Road to Taos instead of the highway. It was not only scenic but also provides opportunities to explore more of the culture of New Mexico. The only stop we really made was in Chimayo where we stopped at the...More

Thank Sandy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful, relaxing drive from Santa Fe to Taos. In late October the cottonwood trees are a bright gold-yellow in the sun. Be sure to drive through Truches with its wonderful views, stores, and old buildings.

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe it was because we made the trip at the height of the fall colors. The scenery along the Low Road was spectacular and far more enjoyable than what we encountered on the High Road.

Thank Jdhopson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoy taking this route from Taos south, winding through Carson National Forest and the small mountain towns of Truchas, etc., finally emerging into the high desert near Chimayo. A spectacularly scenic drive, not a road to "make time" on, and especially lovely in...More

Thank Marianne D
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June 28, 2018|
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Response from Elisha K | Reviewed this property |
Either way it’s a great drive, don’t be in a hurry as it’s curvy with steep drop offs. Allow yourself time to stop and explore the terrain on both sides of the road.
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jdkerner66
October 22, 2017|
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Response from S827KFjoew | Reviewed this property |
A quick google of altitude for the high road lists the highest altitude as 8581’. That’s higher than I thought. Still fun. 😀
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