Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
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  • anniecat51
    Garland, Texas104 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great view of the Gorge!
    We almost didnt visit the gorge. So glad we did. We didnt walk across the bridge. I am too afraid of heights. But we did pull off where the restrooms are and walked a trail to the edge. Stunning view from way up high. There were also vendors there in the parking area. I bought some pretty jewelry and some trinkets. It was well worth the drive. I recommend it.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 26, 2023
  • Debi
    Nekoosa, Wisconsin13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing views - must see!
    Beautiful views from this bridge! We saw bighorn sheep on the inside of the gorge. If you’re afraid of heights, it might be scary to walk on the bridge, but there are other viewing areas also. It’s a must-see if in Taos!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 28, 2023
  • FRANCIS P
    Colorado Springs, Colorado663 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see if in the area
    We were traveling to Taos with our adult children from Dubai. The bridge is about 10 miles from town, but definitely worth the drive. We parked in the visitor wayside on the west side of the bridge and walked across. The center has clean bathrooms. A must see! Striking landscape, with the deep/vast gorge and Rio Grande River. 650 feet to the bottom. A free experience.
    Visited September 2023
    Written September 30, 2023
  • Bill K
    160 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very high bridge
    The bridge is a site to behold but the views from the bridge into the gorge can't be beat. This is only a 10 or 15 minute stop once you find a parking spot. If heights aren't your thing be content with viewing the bridge, walking out on the bridge can be a little nerve wracking.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 5, 2023
  • Mike F
    Antigo, Wisconsin398 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing!
    Very cool experience! Driving to Taos, the wind was crazy so we didnt stay long on the bridge. On our way out, a much calmer day so we walked across, took a lot of pics and spent some time walking the trail. Also a lot of vendors selling various things, very nice people! For free this place is unreal, views amazing! Nice area and facilities. You can’t miss it and it’s worth the stop and walk around for sure!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 16, 2023
  • Houston Heidi
    Houston, Texas6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely views of a gorgeous river and its gorge!
    Spectacular way to view the Rio Grande and the gorge! The weather was sunny, but cool which made our hike very enjoyable and relaxing. The time of day and angle of the sun can make a difference in how you photograph the gorge, so if you like to take photos, try to be there mid-day when the sun is directly overhead. Although we didn't see any bighorn sheep on the trail, we did see some rather impressive tarantula spiders that seemed to be quite active on the trail. Pretty cool!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 29, 2023
  • Al is Traveling
    Kansas City, Missouri120 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice detour on my way from Oklahoma City to Santa Fe
    Because of my engineering/architectural background I like bridges and getting to finally see the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge (1966 "Most Beautiful Steel Bridge)was a nice touch to my road trip. The rest area was okay, too many vendors selling overpriced trinkets...this was NOT a nice part of the area, but the trail and of course the bridge well worth the drive, for me it was a 3 hour detour but detour I would gladly take again. Walking across the bridge to the centre and looking down into the gorge was the breathtaking. If you're an engineering/architectural geek like me this is a great space to spend an hour or so (I was there for almost an hour and half). Take the side trip. You won't regret it.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written May 9, 2024
  • Noraatc
    Sudbury, Massachusetts38,356 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The gorge is truly spectacular
    Rio Grande Gorge Bridge is only 20 minutes from Taos, so do visit, if you have time. The gorge is breathtaking and the best vistas are from the bridge. The walk on the bridge is very easy - good for all ages. The best spot to take great photos of the gorge is in the middle of the bridge. We parked easily but the lot gets busier later in the day. There are clean toilets on site. If you are interested in local crafts, the sellers are offering their goods right on the parking lot.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 11, 2024
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Up4laughs
Portland, OR
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
A must see! Striking landscape, with the deep/vast gorge and Rio Grande River. A fun walk across the bridge to see it all. There are little view points along the walkway across, that all have call boxes for those contemplating the worst. Could be a bit scary for those with fear of heights. There were vendors on the west side of the bridge (where the restrooms, picnic tables are) selling some cool wares-- crystals, jewelry, art.
Written October 30, 2021
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Marie5466
Guanajuato Municipality, Mexico
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
Just think about this for just a second as you stand on this bridge. The canyon it spans is a live continental rift, meaning it is still moving, progressing, changing. The river valley, 565 to 650-feet (depending who you read) below, continues to widen, even if only a minuscule amount every year. The other rifts are in Eastern Africa, Russia, and Antarctica. More than a bridge, you are straddling a rare space where the continental crust is extending and thinning.

This rift goes from the middle of Colorado through all of New Mexico and as far south as Chihuahua, Mexico! There are breathtaking views from here, including a view of the tallest mountain in New Mexico, Wheeler Peak…

Despite the fact that it was fully renovated in 2012, the bridge’s paint looks like it needs a bit of TLC, missing in many sections. It is also covered with graffiti. It is not lit at night so daytime viewing is best.

There is a dark side to this bridge however, it sees the highest bridge suicide rates in New Mexico. Sad and humbling to know that on average, 2.5 of them happen each year, some coming from as far away as England… If we talk about this too much, it could encourage copycats. If we don’t talk about it, nothing gets done to change it. I will not say more, just an awareness of what happens here.
Written July 7, 2020
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2rollon
California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Friends
Friend and I visited here on July 2. Very nice views from bridge. We walked across and back again. Open lot on one side and rest area with bathrooms on the other. Some local artist selling items at the rest area.
Written July 29, 2021
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charles a
Houston, TX
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
Coming into Taos from the west, we had enjoyed a beautiful drive in the Fall foliage and weren't expecting to cross the Rio Grande. Signage was on roadside and a parking area was available on the west side, before crossing, the river. But, since this caught us by surprise, we had crossed the bridge before realizing what we were missing. Thankfully, we got another chance on the other(east) side of the bridge, to park and walk back over the bridge. Maybe not for those disliking heights, but the fencing and viewing areas are very safe. The gorge is quite deep and this bridge is a real thrill for anyone.
Written October 3, 2020
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Gran7
Crossett
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
I did not know about this spectacular bridge. Just 8 miles north of Taos, the views are spectacular. Stop for photos. The Rio Grande Gorge is 650 feet below the bridge. The river flows magnificently under the bridge and through the bridge. If you are lucky there may be local artisans here selling their wares
Written April 8, 2022
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jamusaba
Florida
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Located about 10 miles out of town, this site is awesome to either hike along side the deep gorge or walk to look out points and take side view photos of the bridge spanning the gorge. Highly recommend late morning or mid day visits if picture taking in order to get the lighting right and avoid shadows at the bottom of the gorge. We were told that some folks have seen mountain goats on the sides of the gorge but we did not see them during a recent visit.
Written October 28, 2022
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
When driving into Taos for a long weekend getaway, I had no idea of the natural splendor that awaited. Taking time specifically to drive back out to walk the bridge - and experience the terror of it moving with every gust of wind and moving vehicle - it was a fine way to spend half an hour. The warm sun, the crystal-clear sky, the strong breeze, the kaleidoscopic array of colors that the canyon was for lack of a better description: breathtaking.
Written April 13, 2023
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HoustonMedic
Houston, TX
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
Went out of our way, like many do, to see the bridge. It was a huge let down. They do not allow you to walk to the side and see the bridge’s structure, so you’re looking at a flat road and the scenery around you (which is a beautiful view, but decide for yourself if the detour is worth it). The wind can get pretty harsh and take your breath away... be ready...
Written May 9, 2021
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Siandra W
Coffs Harbour, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
A fabulous place to pull up and have a look. There is really good clean toilets to use and platforms to view the bridge from different angles. Local Native Americans set up market stalls with very good wares, jewellery, pottery and baskets to sell and at very reasonable prices.
Written November 6, 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Don't let the height scare you as you must walk the bridge to really take in the views. You owe your eyes these stunning views! Start off at the rest stop and really take in the majestic beauty of the bridge first then take your stroll on the bridge itself. You won't be sorry! I just wish there'd been water flowing below when we visited.
Written September 25, 2020
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