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“a highlight of the visit”

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Ranked #4 of 114 things to do in Taos
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

When we drove on to the bridge, the majority of people in our van of six audibly gasped as the vastness of the canyon was revealed below. The street vendors were diverse, amazing and personable, with a variety of authentic items for sale. They all gathered at the bridge's west end. Go there. Photograph. Walk out on the bridge. Embrace the vast panoramic view of the Sangre de Christo range to the east, including the state's highest peak, Mt. Wheeler, at 13,161'. The canyon was ONLY 1,000' deep, a disappointment compared to Yosemite Valley or the Grand Canyon (ok, just kidding, but it can't be helped)

1  Thank Bob C
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge is located a short drive outside Taos proper. From Taos, you cross the bridge and park on the other side and walk back across the bridge where you will see a very deep gorge with a small river at the bottom. From a geography point of view, it is quite interesting. There are picnic benches located above the gorge which makes for a lovely eating spot in warmer weather. Also, many local artisans set up camp and showcase their custom wares. Easy to see.

2  Thank Boudecca
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

What a erie feeling standing on a bridge looking down at the canyon. Along the highway there was also a herd of Big Horn Sheep. This is a must see.

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Reviewed December 30, 2013

Easy to access, but park on the north end now as the Taos Pueblo has blocked off the parking on the south side. The snow in the canyon made it look beautiful, but the temperature was truly below freezing. Absolutely gorgeous views, and plenty of room for taking photos.

1  Thank Dave L
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

The bridge is interesting in itself but the views down to the river and all around are the main attractions.Truly amazing views of the gorge and the area.
It is an easy walk and wheelchair accessible it is definitely worth a stop. Parents should keep children close at hand but otherwise it is safe.

1  Thank CEThigpen80132
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