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  • Noraatc
    Sudbury, MA38,223 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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.
    Written May 11, 2024
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  • ElaineT1
    San Jose81 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to visit. Great tour guide.
    Lots of information, from a local.
    The tour was about an hour, but we were there around 2 hours, wandering about.
    Written May 15, 2024
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  • bLiselotte
    Palatine, IL598 contributions
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    For me, the plus is that it was open on Monday (many museums are closed) This as about 10 minutes from downtown and in an old home, converted and built out as a museum. The nucleus are items that were Ms Rodgers passions and collections. This includes textiles, pottery, and lots of jewelry. Not being a jewelry person myself, I enjoyed learning the variety and origins of the very popular SW silver jewelry. Each room had an emphasis and ended with several contemporary exhibits. Wonderfully curated.
    Written April 26, 2024
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  • Noraatc
    Sudbury, MA38,223 contributions
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    We drove north from Eagle Nest and experienced many weather changes along this relatively short but spectacular drive It was fascinating!

    First we noticed sharp temperature drop approaching Enchanted Forest. When we got to Carson National Forest, at the 9,820 elevation, the mountains were blanketed in light snow and snowflakes were in the air. The temperature dropped to 37C but we still dared to get out of the car and take photos of breathtaking cliffs and valleys covered with light snow. That was something unexpected… a touch of winter in May.

    We stopped at several vista points, enjoyed magnificent views, and then reached the Red River ski resort, which looked like a nice place for an overnight stay.

    From Red River to Questa we were spoiled: the sun has finally come out, but it was pretty windy. The views of the mountains were even more magical: blue sky and shining sun added to the beauty.

    The last leg of the Enchanted Circle was to Taos Pueblo along State Route 515. No more mountains… A short stop near D.H. Lawrence’s Historic Ranch was worth it, but the ranch was already closed. It was warm and sunny: 63F.
    Written May 11, 2024
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  • Noraatc
    Sudbury, MA38,223 contributions
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    We drove in the opposite direction of the High Road: from Taos to Santa Fe. The start of the road in Taos is not too spectacular, but the higher you climb along the way, the better it becomes and when we arrived to the little village of Truchas, we just couldn’t take our eyes off the sweeping view in front of of us. The village is set in a dramatic landscape at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, in the shadow of Truchas Peak. The snow peaks, blue sky, fluffy white clouds, green forest looked magnificent… like in Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings. No wonder she was so inspired by the beauty of New Mexico vistas.

    When we were approaching Santa Fe, we were met by entirely different landscape in Espanola and Nambe: magical rock formations looked like golden castles, medieval towers, fortresses… ethereal view… And the thunderstorm was in the making, so the rocks looked even more dramatic.
    Written May 13, 2024
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  • Bean
    Seattle, WA110 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful historic church. The grounds are immaculate, and building lovingly preserved. Well worth a stop. Doesn’t take but a half hour or so. Unless you are like me, a person who quietly absorbs these old churches.
    Written November 15, 2023
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  • karenlyon812@gmail.com
    Kingsville, MD24 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We spent three days in Taos, staying at a vintage airbnb that was built by an artist and has wife in the 1940s with the help of Taos Pueblo Indians. We were able to walk to some major attractions - the Taos Art Museum/Fechin House, galleries, shops and restaurants, including Doc Martin’s and the historic Taos Plaza, presently under reconstruction.

    The Taos Pueblo was a short drive away as was the Rio Grande Gorge suspension bridge and west rim trail. Before arriving in Taos, we did a detour to visit Chaco Canyon, a stunning World Heritage Site of ancient Pueblo Indian ceremonial gathering centers, places of worship and residences. Amazing! The unfinished road that approaches the site can be rough going but it is totally worth the slow and careful drive.

    Taos seems to be impacted by the same problems haunting other similar destinations: shortage of labor, housing prices that are unaffordable for many, inconsistent operating hours for some shops and galleries. Other than that, a visit to Taos is a chance to become a bit more immersed into the world of First Nations and those who are artistically inspired. We were so glad to have made the effort to visit.
    Written November 2, 2023
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  • scott r
    Silver Spring, MD693 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I enjoyed this - not quite 4 stars, but certainly much closer to 4 than 3. House is the main attraction, specifically the woddwork. In some instances, Fechin achieves almost a bronze like effect - cool.Examples of real craftsmanship abound. Found the art interesting as well, though as a painter he had one 'style'. Downstairs is sparesely furnished, upstairs is basically now. Still the layout and function of the place itself is interesting, and the admission reasonable for the 60-75 minutes you may spend actually moving through the house, reading explanations, etc. The receptionist gets special marks for expounding at some length on a number of questions I had at the end of the vist, and I also learnd they are planning a new supplemental gallery to exhibit more of the permenant collection - apparently there's a fair amount of non-Fechin material transferred over from the former art museum. Ample parking, but I coudn't find the entrance off the main road - GPS kept insisting the house was in Kit Carson park, 1000 feet or so away.
    Written August 14, 2023
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  • RobynSR
    14 contributions
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    About a two mile hike but you are starting at 10k ft, so it can be challenging if not acclimated to altitude. Really pretty views all the way up. Some forest, water, boulder fields, peaks. Arriving at lake view really opens up.
    Written August 28, 2023
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  • Noraatc
    Sudbury, MA38,223 contributions
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    The gorge is breathtaking and the views from the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge are to die for. But it is not the only thing to do; you can take easy trails in the Rio Grande State Park and enjoy the scenery and wild flowers.
    Written May 11, 2024
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  • betsnow
    Tucson, AZ2,005 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rich in local history, if you love a local museum and an architecture activity… this place is for you. We enjoyed walking through the casa and learning about how they lived in the Spanish colonial era. $8 entry, self guided.
    Written April 14, 2024
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  • bLiselotte
    Palatine, IL598 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Center for shopping you will naturally gravitate here. A small Plaza ringed mostly by shops. Well kept. However keep wandering in larger circles around for cafe's, bookshops, and galleries. Pay meters on the square. Parking within walking distance.
    Written April 26, 2024
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