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Enchanted Circle Drive - truly an outstandingly beautiful excursion...Gotta Do It !!!

No matter whether you decide to take the Enchanted Circle Drive clockwise or counter-clockwise, you... read more

Reviewed yesterday
lanceo53
A leisurely drive through beautiful countryside

Beautiful New Mexico, Some 80-odd miles of God-given wonder. This was a great way to spend a few... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TheFranceFamily
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Victoria, BC
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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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Reviewed yesterday

No matter whether you decide to take the Enchanted Circle Drive clockwise or counter-clockwise, you will not be disappointed...stunningly awesome vistas and panoramas abound all around you. We went clockwise, first heading out from Taos on US Highway 64, and then took Highway 522 at...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful New Mexico, Some 80-odd miles of God-given wonder. This was a great way to spend a few hours. Little traffic clockwise but beware of the goats!

1  Thank TheFranceFamily
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Started the day as Taos Pueblo, on to Arroyo Seco (more shops-we are “shopped” out so never got out of the car), then off on the Enchanted Circle Drive. Not the most spectacular scenic drive we’ve done but it was a nice 4 hours. We...More

4  Thank ArgusD
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok drive but only if you have seen the other sights in Toas but if you go stop at the Veitnam memorial,Red River,

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove this clockwise so started by driving up a beautiful river with lots of small camping spots along the way. Saw a herd of bighorned sheep and a group of elk within the first hour. It is a very pleasant drive and quite diverse....More

2  Thank Caribbeanfanatic
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you like scenic mountain scenery, this is the drive for you. This is not a drive if you are looking for cute little towns to go shopping in or dining in cause that doesn't happen. We were here in mid April and Red River...More

3  Thank Wanda R
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

We were in Tase and decided to make the enchanted circle drive. It was fun and interesting. Side of drive with Eagle Nest is nice than the other side of drive, but all nice and interesting

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

What an amazing thing to do on a sunny spring day. 84 miles of bliss, 5 towns, gorges, canyons, homesteads, ranches, some wildlife too. A stop in Red River is a must. What a great little town.

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

We were blown away frequently by the views, the countryside, and the people we saw on this short road trip. The towns of Eagles Nest and Red River could not be more quaint and scenic. We stopped in Red River for a walk and a...More

3  Thank Rick U
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

The weather on Taos doesn't seem to be easily predictable by any of the news sources we checked and we planned this drive when we thought it would be nice out all day. but to our surprise, it was nice even with the cloudy weather.

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Response from Tim L | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember the hwy route numbers but the last weeks of September are the time to see the Aspens and I guarantee that they will take your breath away. The Aspen leaves spin like new copper pennies in the breeze. And... More
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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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