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US 64, 10 miles west of Taos, Taos, NM
+1 575-751-8800
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 31, 2006

Wow, what an experience! We stayed in Santa Fe and took a day trip to Taos. We stopped at Taos Pueblo which I highly recommend. Then we drove to Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. Driving over the bridge was breathtaking enough, but then we decided to...More

14  Thank choneylafayette
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed October 25, 2010

We walked across the bridge at sunset the other day. My husband took pictures from the visitor parking lot - a great vantage point. It is an amazing bridge but scary if you are on the bridge and a car drives by - it vibrates....More

3  Thank edmondite
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Situated in the middle of a large lonely plateau. Bridge spans a large canyon. You can view from the rest area and also can walk out onto the bridge. Glad we drove out to see it.

Thank svale87
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing views from the bridge! We got there later in the day and in November I’d recommend going at noon when the sun is not casting so many shadows. Well worth the drive to see this and spend some time in Taos as well.

Thank sunnylynn13
Reviewed 3 days ago

Incredible view and sights. A must see in the area, make sure to walk out onto the bridge and see the incredible plunge.

Thank thomas v
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed our walk across the bridge. I think it’s worth it to cross the bridge if you’re coming from Taos and park at the rest stop. I was terrified at the drop off but amazed at the views of the gorge....More

Thank Lumerian
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I'm glad my son took me to see this amazing sight! We walked from parking area down a path, out to stand on middle of the bridge. I have to say it's a little scary looking WAY down & can make you dizzy-- briefly. It...More

Thank kybluegrass50
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stopped here to peek over the edge of the gorge. Access to the bridge from the adjacent rest area was difficult.

Thank Reid S
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an impressive bridge given it's height over the massive Rio Grande Gorge. Looking over the edge can be vertigo inducing and it's not for those with a fear of heights. However, even the squeamish can safely get a good look from either side...More

Thank montanapescado
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the stop, but we were VERY DISAPPOINTED that there was no signage discussing the history or details of this bridge. It is a nice rest area, but no info about the area was available.

Thank lovetotravelgreeley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ran into snow...but was able to enjoy this phenomenal geological view. Must see if you're here. Dropped snowballs from the middle of the bridge and THAT was the BEST.

Thank Marilyn R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make time to pull over! Easy parking, I brought my leased dog with me too! It’s overwhelmingly beautiful! Take time to breathe, then hop back in your car and continue on!

Thank Whitney M
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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 James G |
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