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“Spectacular Drive”

Ranked #7 of 93 things to do in Taos
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Savannah, Georgia, USA
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173 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Spectacular Drive”
Reviewed March 10, 2014

Just the best in the state for scenery. Every curve reveals another spectacular view from shady rapids to vertical painted cliffs. A stop at the BLM Visitor Center provides background on the land forms and history and offers good souvenirs for those in the need. Lots off pull-offs , picnic areas, and campgrounds along the way. Best way to go from Santa Fe to Taos because getting there is half the fun.

Visited March 2014
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New York City, New York
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261 reviews
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“Great drive”
Reviewed December 9, 2013 via mobile

We took high road coming into Taos and low road going back. Low road is very scenic as well. Rio Grande flows next to the road. The road is faster than high road. The road is also more frequently maintained during winters. There are ample of service stations along the way.

Visited December 2013
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Smithtown, New York
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55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Best route between Santa Fe and Taos”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

The low road from Taos and Santa Fe was very interesting following the Rio Grande River down the mountain. There are several good road side vistas of the river along the trip. Of course there is a Casino every 15 miles

Visited December 2013
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Fort Worth, Texas
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42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Bald Eagle and snow covered drive”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

we drove the low road due to the big snow the day before and really enjoyed the slower pace... saw a really big American Bald Eagle at eye level ...we enjoyed the road, the views and the trip to Sante Fe then on to Albuq.

Visited November 2013
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Corrales, New Mexico
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156 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful Scenery and A Special Woman”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

There are two ways to get to and from Taos to and from Santa Fe, New Mexico. The high road is more sparse and the main attractions are the small, interesting communities you go through. The low road goes along the upper Rio Grande River and, in my opinion much more scenic. If you take the low road be sure and stop at Sopyns Fruit Stand. Anna Sopyn is 95 years old (2013) and still works the many fruit orchards she and her husband planted many years ago. Besides the fruit she and her family make beautiful wreaths that make great door and table decorations. Plus, she's a delight to talk to.

Visited November 2013
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