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Nice drive

Nice drive with a lot of beautiful scenery through the mountains and ski areas. We hit some rain on... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Great drive,lots to see.

I have been in this area many times overthe years. I never get tired of this beautiful drive. Loeer... read more

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Scenic drive that circles through the Carson National Forest, north and east of Taos.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Taos, NM

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice drive with a lot of beautiful scenery through the mountains and ski areas. We hit some rain on our drive that put a damper on it but still really pretty.

Thank Acstur13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been in this area many times overthe years. I never get tired of this beautiful drive. Loeer down windows and enjoy the mountain air.

Thank txbuddy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love that it's a loop and you can do it in a day. We stopped in Red River, Eagles Nest, and detoured to the Rio Grande Bridge. Lots of things to stop and see along the loop depending on what you're interested in. We...More

Thank diaq
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You see so many places, so many things to stop and do. So many beautiful views. Take your time and enjoy it. Wonderful drive.

Thank Joe G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

85 mile circle. The most scenic part is the first 60 miles from Taos until red river. (east and north of the loop) The highlight part of the circle, for us, was a stop at Eagle Nest lake state park.... very nice stop for fishing,...More

1  Thank TOURtheWORLDMexPal
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Along the Enchanted Circle, there is a lovely town called Arroyo Seco. It is charming, and a lovely place to walk about and see some of the shops. This should be a definite stop.

2  Thank Marmoore66
Reviewed 11 June 2017

While vacationing in Taos, my wife and I decided to make the trip around the Enchanted Circle. The drive is a perfect day drive. Not too long. Never boring! We took a detour from the circle to visit the Great Sand Dunes in Colorado. Left...More

3  Thank Chase M
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

We spent the day driving the Enchanted Circle. We started at Eagle Nest and continued counterclockwise along the route. We stopped several times to soak in the views, and nabbed a few geocaches. We also had lunch a In Taos. Take time to check out...More

1  Thank TxWaccamaw
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Plan on stopping at almost every opportunity. We had a great time and enjoyed the trip. Lots of places to stop for food, gas and pictures. Recommend starting at the Rio Grande Bridge and traveling the loop clockwise as there are a lot fewer cars...More

2  Thank 6inaSuburban
Reviewed 3 June 2017

If you like scenic drives, this is a must to add to your collection of beautiful drives. If you are a hiker or camper, you must stay a few days and savor this beauty. It is on the list of top scenic drives in the...More

Thank 480teresa
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22 March 2017|
Response from Linn T | Reviewed this property |
Mother Nature is the only one with certain answers but the first or second week in October would usually be the best bet. Enjoy!
Caryn H
18 July 2016|
Response from danielle1944 |
If you google enchanted circle new mexico you will find a good website they have a map and other info