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Address: US 64, 10 miles west of Taos, NM
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This 800-foot-deep gorge in northern New Mexico offers exciting whitewater...

This 800-foot-deep gorge in northern New Mexico offers exciting whitewater rafting, hiking trails around the rim and observation platforms with spectacular views of the winding river below.

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The power of water over eons.

There are many ways to view the awe of this gash in the earth's crust-600 feet below the rim. The easiest way to view is driving across it on US 64, There are observation areas... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2016
Cedar Hill, TX

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Cedar Hill, TX
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58 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

There are many ways to view the awe of this gash in the earth's crust-600 feet below the rim. The easiest way to view is driving across it on US 64, There are observation areas on both ends, and in the middle of the bridge span. Walking over the bridge is somewhat un-nerving with traffic crossing. On good weather days,... More 

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Bonner Springs, Kansas
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

I was all prepared to hike down from the bridge trail when I ran across a local who told me about the hot springs down another trail. Yes a genuine, non commercial, free, hot springs in the bottom of the Gorge. It was very easy to find and only a mile hike down and up - round trip. Even someone... More 

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Katy, Texas
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Incredible views and sheer vastness of the gorge and surrounding lands. The bridge will sway when 18 wheelers go by.

1 Thank dbrown2015
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

We visited the Rio Grande Gorge and walked across the bridge. The view is just breath taking. We took several photos. There was several people there. It's an amazing place to see. There is a place to sit and have a picnic and restrooms there too. Several road side vendors on that side of the bridge too.

Thank Sonshine74
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

This is such a cool landmark and worth the drive out of town - its only a 10 minute drive but to Taosenos that's far :D. The bridge has viewing platforms you can step out onto, great picture spot! There are hiking trails around the gorge as well, old stage coach trails which makes for a great day. Check out... More 

Thank Katharine M
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We stopped at the west side parking lot to take pictures. There is a fence around the area so it is relatively safe. There is also a short hike that takes you to an area south that is not fenced in for even better views of the whole bridge. Walking across the bridge is a little scary if you are... More 

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Maitland, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

We stopped at the bridge after leaving Taos Ski Valley. What an amazing view! Not sure what the significance is but there are several locks left on the railings from people who have visited.

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

The Rio Grande Gorge is just outside Taos, via US highway 64 west. You can get an awesome view as well as many picture opportunities on the highway bridge that extends across the gorge. There is a sidewalk along the bridge for visitors. Also, there is a rest area with safe, free parking and clean restrooms just north of the... More 

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Angelholm, Sweden
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015

On your wait to Taos, make sure to stop at the RGG visitors center near Pilar. It is a wealth of information about this amazing huge and beautiful place. They do a lot of guided walks for free, pick up a monthly flyer or call ahead. we saw petroglyphs and animal tracks, with guide Kim who was very helpful and... More 

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Indio, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Stopped into the Gorge visitor center and the ranger gave us directions for driving through the gorge. Dirt road but very easy for a two wheel drive car! It was beautiful and a nice way to get close to the river. There are several nice looking campgrounds in the gorge and although we didn't see any we heard there are... More 

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