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“Fantastic views, must see!”
Review of Rio Grande Gorge

Rio Grande Gorge
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Ranked #35 of 139 things to do in Taos County
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Owner description: This 800-foot-deep gorge in northern New Mexico offers exciting whitewater rafting, hiking trails around the rim and observation platforms with spectacular views of the winding river below.
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Citrus Heights, California
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Fantastic views, must see!”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is a must when traveling to the Taos area. Once out of town all you see is open land until all of a sudden this gorge opens up before you. Near Taos the Rio Grande River is just a flat lazy, drifting waterway. But then there is the gorge, beautiful, rugged and deep. Go across the bridge to the parking area and walk back. Locals set up tables here with their wares. There is also a rest stop just past the bridge. There is a trail from the rest stop that allows you to hike up the gorge. Don't miss this amazing work of nature.

Visited October 2012
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Frisco, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
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“New Wave Rafting Company - Great Time!!!!”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

Did the Double Racecourse and had a blast!!!! First round was in the raft with the whole family (2 adults and three kids). Joe was our guide and absolutely terrific. For the afternoon, we went on the Funyaks and EVERYONE had a blast - including my wife who really isn't the outdoor type. It had started to rain on us and Joe was prepared with rain jackets. Safety is a big deal with this company - to include helmets for everyone (we appreciated this). Saw a couple other companies go down without them. We'll definitely be doing this again with New Wave.

Visited August 2012
1 Thank Ed V
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 588 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2012

Before leaving Taos, NM for our next travel destination, we decided to drive by the Rio Grande Gorge. After crossing the bridge, there is a Parking Area on the left side. Vendors selling their wares are located on the opposite side of the bridge. Public restrooms are available near the parking area.

We crossed the bridge and admired the beautiful gorge under the bridge. It's a short walk and if one is afraid of heights, I suggest not to look down, but instead look straight to where one is going.

Access to the Rio Grande Bridge is FREE. Don't leave Taos without seeing or visiting it. Note that there is another place in Canon, Colorado where the bridge is also their MAIN ATTRACTION. There is a $26.00 fee for this bridge but there are more options to do and see at the Royal Gorge Park.

Visited July 2012
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San Luis Obispo County, California
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A Must-See In The Area!”
Reviewed June 2, 2012

So glad we took the time to check out the gorge! The bridge in itself is a marvel, but the view beneath is spectacular! An amazing natural sight that you have to see if you find yourself in Taos! We were on a motorcycle, but there were plenty of places for cars to park next to the bridge to hop out for a look.

Visited September 2011
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burlington, NJ
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122 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Had fun on the trail”
Reviewed May 6, 2012

My sister and I walked about 2 miles along the gorge on the West Rim Trail. It was a beautiful, yet quiet, walk. There were a lot of rocks so I wouldn't recommend a stroller or small children. There are no fences along the gorge either so hikers should be aware of that before bringing young daredevils along for the trip. The view was great. The trail was clean. The facilities were well maintained.

Visited May 2012
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