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“Disappointing Drive”
Review of High Road to Taos

High Road to Taos
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Private Tour: High Road to Taos from Santa Fe
Ranked #4 of 100 things to do in Taos
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

We drove the High Road to Taos on Sunday morning, and after reading reviews and recommendations from friends, we expected much more. Maybe it was the time of day (Sunday morning with everything closed) or the time of year (early November), but we found the views to be rather disappointing. We actually enjoyed the drive we took along the low road on the way back much more & thought the views along the Rio Grande were much more picturesque. Also, the very slow driving speeds on the curves and speed zones, make it a slow going trip.

Thank Stephanie S
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

Not much traffic - interesting views, unlike any others you've ever seen. Fascinating little towns to stop in.

Thank 5salina
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

It takes a long time to make this drive so if you are in a rush don't go this route. Savor the views and the rich history of each church and community as you go. Go into a church and see what glory lies within. By the time you get to Chimayo stop at the famous church and do go in. I like to reward myself with a meal at Rancho de Chimayo which is timeless and a real treasure.

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Reviewed December 6, 2012

If you have the time to take a scenic drive, do not miss this! The high road is filled with the village-charm of rural New Mexico. The trees and mountains leave you breathless, and virtually everywhere you turn, people have converted the front-end of their homes into galleries and art studios (open to the public!). This was a wonderful drive-- make sure to leave yourself plenty of time to stop "here and there to look at this and that," because you will regret not having the time to do that, if you don't!

1  Thank Jas C
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

There are two ways to get to Taos from Santa Fe. This is the one to choose. Yes, it takes longer and is probably a little further. That said, there is much less traffic, several little towns and sites to explore and much more to see than the drive through Espanola.

We like to drive the High Road and stop at any place along the way that looks interesting. It might be the Sanctuario de Chimayo or an art gallery in Truchas. The next time it might be lunch in Penasco or a visit to a 1776 church. Slow down, get local and enjoy what the backroads of NM have to offer.

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