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Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

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Address: US 64, 10 miles west of Taos, Taos, NM
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Went to see because everyone talked it up. It didn't disappoint. Plus I wanted to see where that bridge scene from Terminator Salvation was filmed. Definitely worth the short... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2016
San Antonio, Texas
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Tampa, Florida
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2016

You can walk over the bridge, there are pedestrian areas and viewpoints that stick out a bit. Best thing was the fry bread made to order with honey. If you're a bridge person or love heights, go for it, all others go if you have spare time.

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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Went to see because everyone talked it up. It didn't disappoint. Plus I wanted to see where that bridge scene from Terminator Salvation was filmed. Definitely worth the short drive out of Taos!

Thank trippshelly
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163 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2016

You are driving along on flat land and all of sudden you are on a bridge 650' in the air! The gorge is incredible! Walk out on the bridge to really take in the view! When 18wheelers cross the bridge, it bounces...for a while! YIKES! But we all loved it! Those with a fear of heights might not be so... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2016

I would say if your driving by to stop, the view are pretty spectacular. Sad to know that people take their own life here, I believe that is why there are locks placed on the bridge to remember them. There are picnic areas and a restroom at this stop.. Also enjoy the roadside shopping here.

1 Thank Lizzie-Luvs2Travel
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283 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Hate to be obvious, this but it is just a bridge over very deep gorge. You may park on either side to be able to walk across the bridge which you definitely should. Make sure you hold onto the hands small children or any of those that might wander off. Avoid the roadside stands and head to more reputable sellers... More 

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Glen Carbon, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

This should be a must see if in the area. While not the Grand Canyon it certainly has great views and it is about 800' straight down. There are sidewalks on the bridge so you can carefully walk out to viewing platforms for a better view. Also there are several native Americans parked along the road there displaying there jewelry,... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Very scenic view in middle of Mesa. You will be driving along and suddenly there it is. Watch for big horned sheep in areas before and after bridge

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Venice, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2016

I suppose it would seem silly to complain about the heat in July, but the view was not worth the walk IMO. We did see 2 rafts, but water is dirty colored and not much of it and the landscape just is dark, and unappealing.

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Garland, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 8, 2016

One of the highest canyon bridges in the country, this stop on your drive into or out of Taos is beautiful anytime of day. I've stopped her on a number of trips, but made it at sunset this time and it was wonderful watching the changes in the canyon as the light change. Take a few minutes to stop and... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Love the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge and make it a point to head out here every time we are in Taos. Great place to enjoy a sunset. Wish some people didn't drive over the bridge like idiots, but hey you can't have everything! Views are worth the visit...lots of great picture opportunities in every direction.

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