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wonderful drive through scenic villages

this road includes and opportunity to dine at Rancho de Chimayo which should not be missed. A loop along the Ro Grande and back on th high road is a great one day drive or even... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2015
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Santa Fe
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136 reviews
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Reviewed October 31, 2015

this road includes and opportunity to dine at Rancho de Chimayo which should not be missed. A loop along the Ro Grande and back on th high road is a great one day drive or even better spend a nightie Taos.

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Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

This alternative route takes a bit longer, but it takes you through small villages and scenic views. The small villages will slip by if you don't take the time to explore old churches, stores, or if lucky, visit with a small village resident who can share stories of the old New Mexico or the New Spain, depending on your perspective.... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2015

Of course one can always go with the "Low Road" but this one is spectacular. We were able to do both. Driving through canyons and rolling foothills..and many Hispanic small communities was a treat! Would love to do it in the Fall with the "golden aspen"!

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed October 30, 2015

Before you go, grab yourself a copy of historic churches of the Taos region. You can find it as a PDF. It will give you a lot of background on the churches you will be passing on this drive.

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

It might be because we have been fortunate to have experienced so many terrific drives in the United States but we thought this was really quite ordinary. Pleasant certainly but in our opinion not worth the additional time over the low road - which we thought was a better and more varied drive

Thank Brent J
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2015

Longer drive than the low road but I think it was worth it. The scenery was beautiful and you were able to drive through some old towns that were fascinating.

Thank Diane319
Martinsburg, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2015

We returned to Santa Fe from Taos on the High Road. It has wonderful views, and the route is well-marked. There is some spectacular mountain scenery.

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Socorro, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Although much of the forest here consists of pine trees, there are plenty of leafy trees along the streams and in some stands on the higher slopes. The vistas are spectacular. We saw lots of artists out painting the landscape and stopped frequently to take pictures.

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Belleville, Michigan
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37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2015

If you are able to have more than one driver, you may want to switch back and forth. It is impossible to drive and to take in all the scenery along this route. You will also take a few side trips. One of the best side trips is to Chimayo to see the Sanctuary there. Park in the lot and... More 

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Little Rock, AR
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2015

We have missed the very peak of the Aspen tree colors but yet it's still worth being here thus week to catch the last of it. Great views and neat towns in between. Really enjoyed stopping along the way in the mountains to catch the views and vistas.

Thank terryg517

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