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High Road to Taos

Taos, NM
+1 575-387-2754
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“beautiful drive” (104 reviews)
“sugar nymphs” (27 reviews)
“las trampas” (26 reviews)
LOCATION
Taos, NM
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+1 575-387-2754
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"beautiful drive"
in 104 reviews
"sugar nymphs"
in 27 reviews
"las trampas"
in 26 reviews
"santuario de chimayo"
in 17 reviews
"new mexico"
in 100 reviews
"scenic route"
in 18 reviews
"take your time"
in 37 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 44 reviews
"drive from santa fe"
in 20 reviews
"national forest"
in 11 reviews
"art galleries"
in 24 reviews
"fall colors"
in 12 reviews
"pretty drive"
in 11 reviews
"high desert"
in 19 reviews
"day trip"
in 26 reviews
"old church"
in 12 reviews
"take pictures"
in 20 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

i loved the drive and all the sights, there were nice walking trails, good food and the people were always friendly.

Thank _lrpaynesmith
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Reviewed 6 days ago

lovely drive. great views. a few stops along the way. you can take the other route on the way back to Santa Fe

Thank Doug S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sometimes you just have to get off the interstate and take time to enjoy the scenery and the small towns. The High Road isn’t exactly a country lane but you will see towns and galleries and restaurants that you would otherwise miss. Check out Sugar...More

Thank AZRPM
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have the time, take the high road to Taos. It will take longer than the highways, but there are many interesting places to stop on the way & the scenery is beautiful.

1  Thank KARS929
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove to Taos from Santa Fe taking the high road. We had lots of time and wanted to stop at a variety of shrines, galleries and overlooks along the way. What we hadn’t counted on were the miles through the National Forest which were...More

1  Thank NXTTRP
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a scenic road with curves and small towns galore. The relaxing way to travel to Taos and a stop at Chimayo is a must

Thank maapar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful scenery, interesting history along the way. My cousin and I both found the historic churches lovely, and their history very interesting. Very pleasant drive.

Thank jbtexas1824
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are so many little shops, restaurants and other things to see on this beautiful drive between Santa Fe and Taos. It takes a little longer than the low road, but is well worth it if you have the time.

1  Thank Elaine P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are on vacation and driving, take this route to slow down your pace and enjoy the scenery. Get off the highway and enjoy.

Thank chiffon2016
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful drive through the mountains with ever-changing landscapes. in places, it is simply breathtaking. Get off the fast road, slow down and enjoy this drive.

1  Thank DJ-Doctor-D
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JBSL1995
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 Joe W | 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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