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Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

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US 64, 10 miles west of Taos, Taos, NM
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Reviewed yesterday

I had been here before, but it was later in the day, and the sun was not shining into the gorge. What a difference! Go around midday. The Rio Grande River looked beautiful from the bridge above. I recommend walking at least to the half-way...More

Thank GrillMaster47
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a perfect stop to see this marvel of engineering. If you are brave you walk out to the observation deck in the middle of the bridge. No fees and a beautiful covered observation deck.

Thank KCfromKCNY
Reviewed 2 days ago

From the pictures found online, driving over the bridge looked to be a daunting experience for those afraid of heights. Driving over turned out to not be a big deal. Walking across was another matter for some. The views are spectacular and the structure itself...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a great experience! It was beautiful and a perfect place for human and dog kids. It was nice for the kids to be able to climb all over the rocks and not really have any spots they couldn’t explore. Walking on the bridge was...More

Thank Tammy R
Reviewed 5 days ago

The parking area is clean with restrooms and then the walk to the bridge is so stunning across to Taos, the mountains and then of coarse, looking down the gorge.

Thank Resort815152
Reviewed 6 days ago

A must see of this beautiful Gorge in New Mexico! short drive out of town of beautiful Taos! incredible views

Thank Jerrie G
Reviewed 6 days ago

An engineering marvel and a great photo opportunity to catch the gorge below. Nice little park next to the bridge, good place for picnic lunch.

Thank cattoes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just amazing piece of geography...there is now a parking lot, rest area and some fencing for the sides off the bridge.

Thank L1599LUtracym
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a highlight of a week in Taos on our first sisters vacation. Although it was like 9,000 degrees, I'm glad I did not miss this natural wonder, which was caused by plate techtonics, not erosion. I was also amazed at how puny the...More

Thank pjg612
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spectacular views. The grandeur of the gorge contrasts the somber suggestions of the Emergency Phone Boxes located at multiple places across the Span. The beauty and fragility of the human experience side by side.

Thank deepfreud
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July 11, 2017|
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Response from Jeanne P | Reviewed this property |
Yes you do not pay to view the bridge. I agree that I would have your dog on a leash because cars zoom by while you are walking on a narrow sidewalk.
John S
March 17, 2016|
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Response from wbtbismarck |
I would suggest driving to the John Dunn bridge which is a few miles upstream and allows you to actually put your feet in the water without climbing down a trail. The drive is very bumpy, mostly gravel, but very beautiful.
Ginger F
February 4, 2016|
Response from Thomas S | Reviewed this property |
No There is no cost of any kind unless you choose to buy something from some of the local vendors that set up portable booths near the bridge. Nice little rest stop on the West end which is where most of the photos are... More