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“Don't travel this route at night”

Ranked #7 of 100 things to do in Taos
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Missouri City, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“Don't travel this route at night”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

While the "low road" has wider lanes and higher speed limits than the "high road" we still found it challenging to drive it at night. We spent the day in Taos and then traveled back to Santa Fe that night. We did not enjoy the night driving at all.

Visited February 2013
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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“great”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

twists and turns through the mountains down to the river. Pull into the rv park and drive back into some scenic areas.

Visited January 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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111 reviews
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“This is the best way to see it”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

YES- Taos to Santa Fe not the other way around. I enjoy the views much more on the Low road as opposed to the high road. Take the fast way to Taos and the slow low road and ENJOY> The views are majestic and you will feel like you are floating in the clouds on your way down. Pack some great music for this trip.

Visited November 2012
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Dallas, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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“Purple Mountains Majesty....yep...they're here!”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

Whether you opt for the High Road to Taos (~ +1hour than Low Road) or the Low Road to Taos, you will be exquisitely treated to sights, sounds and views beyond compare.
You will understand the allure of this space for so many artists -- Ansel Adams, Georgia O'Keefe to name just 2. Scores -- countless others -- have been affected by these roads for many years, and yet there is no time: it is a timeless journey.
Enjoy the High -- and -- Low life!!

Visited December 2012
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Bridgewater NJ USA
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“Faster ride than the High Road”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

The best way to get badk from Taos, but do it on the way home and not on the way there. You want the scenic ride on the way up in the light. There was not much to see in the dark, and it is a two lane road most of the way, so be careful when driving it at night. But it is the easiest and shortest way to get back to Santa Fe.

Visited December 2012
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