The Low Road From Taos and Santa Fe

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The Low Road From Taos and Santa Fe

The Low Road From Taos and Santa Fe
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Bill Y
Albuquerque, NM87 contributions
The canyon is spectacular, and this stretch of the Rio Grande attracts rafters, kayakers, and fishermen. There are many places to pull over to watch the action on the river and take photos. Stop in Pilar at the Rio Grande Visitor Center and Steve Kilborn art studio and gallery. The side valley to Dixon has more art galleries and wineries. Tie this drive in with a drive on the High Road (the original route) from Espanola to Taos.
Written March 6, 2022
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DTen
Vail, CO339 contributions
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We spent the night in Taos on our drive from Colorado. Then drove to Santa Fe the next day. It made for relaxing drives both days! Along the way we did the Vista Verde hike in Orilla Verde and I would not recommend hiking there in February. It was SO SO SO muddy. We saw one snake pictograph and zero bighorn sheep. My Fat Baby boots had to be resurrected by an incredible shoe repair place in Santa Fe as they were nearly sucked off repeatedly by the clay mud. And my vest had to go to the dry cleaners in Santa Fe to get all the stickers off.
The scenery was spectacular tho.
And the drive itself was very enjoyable.
Written February 29, 2020
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Up4laughs
Portland, OR27 contributions
Ended up liking this better than the "high" road. Beautiful quintessential New Mexico landscape to behold most of the way. We pulled over at one point and saw an abandoned foot bridge and got to dip our feet in the Rio Grande River. The only lame part is all the casinos you will pass by (or if you like casinos, then enjoy).
Written October 30, 2021
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Gouvernail
New orleans257 contributions
Driving through the gorge is spendid with the views of the Rio Grande. Near Taos at one of the passes, one can look down on the gorge as it winds northely toward the bridge on US64 and beyond.. There is a good visitor station in the gorge, just off the highway as well as a couple of wineries and stables.
Written March 9, 2020
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ErikaT75
Laurel, MD47 contributions
Listen I don't do heights well. But, I drove the low road from Santa Fe to Taos. It's a beautiful drive but I think "low road" is misleading....ha! It's very curvy after Espanola (they were working on the road there). We stopped at the visitors center and signed the guestbook. Also, stopped at a pulloff to enjoy the Rio Grande. I couldn't really appreciate the gorge because I was driving and coming back I was just nervous because of the curve (again...lol) We didn't do the high road coming back because we were pressed for time to get back to Santa Fe. I do want to experience that road at some point...I won't be driving though.

FYI--The locals know the road, so they drive fast. I was barely doing the speed limit (55), so I pulled over a few times to let folks pass.
Written May 10, 2022
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Allan S
New York City, NY6,265 contributions
Couples
The twisting road north of Edison lake is really
Wonderful to see in the fall. The changing colors, the gas tank museum. The artist town of Dixon are all very relative. Love the road snd the small farm stands and trinket shops make it memorable. We careful of the road especially or night as turns are sharp snd there are rock falls. It is a great ride however with numerous places to stop
Written November 7, 2021
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a w
10 contributions
Passengers can enjoy the scenery but drivers better watch the winding road. Aspen, in fall yellow, are scenic contrast to background of rocks and less colorful brush. There are pull-offs for viewing and photography. Locals tend to drive fast.
Written October 18, 2021
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mjcor
Malabar, FL213 contributions
Wedged between a steep mountain slope and the Rio Grande River, the low road between Santa Fe and New Mexico is a pleasure to experience. Access to the river are numerous, so are outlook points and photo opportunities. Little towns like Dixon offer surprises like fresh pizza at the co-op in Dixon, vineyards nearby and even a microbrewery. Then there is the eclectic gas pump museum and wonderful sculpture shop with Mexican art.
But it is imposing mountains and twists that make this a driver's delight!
Written March 21, 2021
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TravelerTrecker
Houston702 contributions
This another very nice road in new Mexico! The scenery is beautiful and there are many places where you can stop to take pictures. Very safe! I took the high road from Santa Fe to Taos and I went back through the low road. I like both. They are different. The high road is more spectacular; the load road has more places were to stop and take pictures. Both are ideal for convertible cars!
Written July 10, 2022
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msa23_2000
Chino Hills, CA1,197 contributions
Took the high road from Santa Fe to Taos and returned on the low road. I think this gets a bad rap. The views are spectacular and the teenagers in the family enjoyed this route better than the high road. Definitely take this route either up or back.
Written July 13, 2020
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