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Beautiful countryside but almost no snow.

We drove the enchanted circle yesterday. It was beautiful but there was almost no snow, which is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nancy W
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Denton, Texas
Varied Scenary

This drive offers stunning and varied views. Easy, though largely uninhabited areas along drive... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jbwhitehouse
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Dallas, Texas
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Scenic drive that circles through the Carson National Forest, north and east of Taos.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Taos, NM
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Taos, NM
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove the enchanted circle yesterday. It was beautiful but there was almost no snow, which is terrible for the ski season.

Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This drive offers stunning and varied views. Easy, though largely uninhabited areas along drive. We went in December and did not encounter any weather issues.

1  Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This circular drive in Northern New Mexico has great views and some of the neatest small towns you will find anywhere along with three of the greatest ski areas in New Mexico.

2  Thank Aspenkk
Reviewed 10 November 2017

A lovely circle to make through mesas, forests, and alpine meadows. Can be icy in winter, but plenty of snow for skiers. A must-see is the Vietnam Memorial in Angel Fire. Beyond gorgeous and very informative and moving.

3  Thank Naimalha
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Be sure to stop at Vietnam Vets Memorial. The entire road is just full of sights and things to experience

2  Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We were expecting a spectacular drive. It was a nice drive, but we were expecting more because of all we'd read about it. We enjoyed the town of Angel Fire and the Vietnam Memorial was very touching.

2  Thank Nancy A
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

This was a great drive that has beautiful mountain scenery. The mountains of this area are gorgeous and offer the visitor wonderful mountain scenes and a variety of forests. The trip during the fall is special as the colors offer additional interest during this time...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I've traveled many a road and I can admit that few times in my life have I enjoyed a drive as much as I enjoyed this one. It was truly an experience that I'll not soon forget. You just can't do Taos and not do...More

2  Thank Scottdbaby
Reviewed 11 October 2017

An 80+ mile ride that offers many interesting and majestic vistas. You also pass through some interesting towns and very quiet fields.

1  Thank Townie-TRIP
Reviewed 9 October 2017

It takes a couple of hours but the scenery is worth it. We went during the prime of the aspen turning. Spectacular!

Thank Laurie P
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rhondaancar
13 September 2017|
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Response from Joe G | Reviewed this property |
So sorry I haven't been on here. I do not know if there is a guided tour.
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Aj T
27 August 2017|
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Response from audi58 | Reviewed this property |
We just returned from Taos last week, and it was High of 60 and low 40's. We saw snow on the highest mountain peaks. The trees were just starting to turn. Your timing is great. I don't know about the snow, but the owner... More
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