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“Scary!”

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
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Taos Highlights Small-Group Driving Tour
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new jersey
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Scary!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

Walked across and feet felt tingly, knees rubbery even though you KNOW there is no way you can fall over! Could not comprehend the distance to the bottom! A must see when in the area.

Visited May 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 662 helpful votes
“Taos Grand Canyon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

Very walkable, you access the path (just slightly past the bridge)from the parking lot rest area, and just enjoy the flat trail. We came upon a herd of 15 or so mule deer or goats during our walk, very impressive! There are many beautiful views down into the river below, and you can hear the rapids from this great height.

Along the path (which can go as far as 9 miles), there are some little rock formations (man made) like circles, etc. The circle bisected into 4 quarters is a good place to wander down to the edge of the cliff and drink in the scenery of the cliffs and meandering river. It seems to go on forever.

We packed umbrellas along; in the summer a blue sky day can change in minutes. We did use them too!

Visited August 2013
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

Wonder of modern engineering. Walk out on the bridge and look 650' down to the water. The gorge is beautiful and the bridge has pedestrian walkways and observation points midway across. There is a parking area, and vendors set up along the road and in the parking area. Mostly tourist trinkets, but some handmade local jewelry and rockhounding finds. No cost to park, walk out on the bridge and gasp. Below is from the taos.org website:
"At 650 feet (200 m) above the Rio Grande, it is the fifth highest bridge in the United States. The span is 1,280 feet; two 300-foot-long approach spans with a 600-foot-long main center span. The bridge was dedicated on September 10, 1965 and is a part of U.S. Route 64, a major east-west road."

Visited August 2013
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New Mexico
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“Holy smokes!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

What a view! If you can't bring yourself to walk out on the bridge, you can get some decent shots from the adjoining rest area.

There are several observation outcroppings on the bridge where you can stand and gaze, or take pictures.

On the west side of the bridge is a parking area and some vendors. Look for the Coffee Bus. There are also vendors of jewelry and crafts.

What the heck, bring your lunch and picnic at the rest area overlooking the gorge.

What the heck some more - head over to see the Earthship. It's $7 and it will give you food for thought.

Visited August 2013
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Woodland Park, Colorado
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“Breathtaking!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

Absolutely stunning views. Very nice trail along the rim, you can park at the visitor's center and hike or ride your mountain bike. Beautiful place to catch a sunset.

Visited August 2013
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