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Great Scenery

This ride has a little bit of everything, mountains, plains, twisty roads, lakes, and interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Phil C
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Great Ride

We rode out Harley on this loop and thoroughly enjoyed the scenery. The speed limit is very slow... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tim E
Leakey, Texas
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This ride has a little bit of everything, mountains, plains, twisty roads, lakes, and interesting towns.

Thank Phil C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We rode out Harley on this loop and thoroughly enjoyed the scenery. The speed limit is very slow in many places but the curves were marked well, which helps prevent accidents. The Vietnam memorial is well done and sad at the same time. RIP. Red...More

Thank Tim E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some of the turns are 25 and 15 mph! THEY MEAN IT!!! Some don't have guard rails and it's 400ft. straight down! The view is worth it all especially in the fall after the leaves turn into beautiful colors.

Thank Kenneth S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

NM never ceases to charm me with it's varied mountainous scenery, deep gorges, wildlife, rugged land and wonderful light....an artists paradise

Thank rsbagley2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On past trips to Taos we had not been able to do this drive so we made time on this occasion to take the drive! The drive was awesome and roads were great at this late spring time! The scenery, including views of 13000 foot...More

1  Thank scot1ru
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a marvelous trip with endless photo opportunities and half a dozen or more little towns to visit in the mountains north east of Taos. Our favorite stop was in Eagle Nest. If you like ghost towns don't miss Elizabethtown.

1  Thank Angele F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful drive, great scenery, beautiful missions - Chimayo was my favorite, was able to attend mass at 11 the morning we were there! Very spiritual place!!!

Thank 60cpl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Road bridge over the gorge provides a good view of the gorge cut by river below, it's not a must see but if your in the area or going over the bridge stop and see something you do not see too often However, fast moving...More

Thank PDHouston
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Driving from the north of Colorado into Taos was as expected but once we drove into the Enchanted Circle I discovered what the name means. It was like crossing a line into a hidden world of spectacular beauty beyond the New Mexico dry Mesa Land....More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a gorgeous drive with incredible views. Plan on taking it leisurely and stopping along the way. We especially enjoyed visiting with the gentleman greeting in the Angel Fire Visitor Center who talked about the actors who had stayed in the resort there while...More

Thank RoadTripGranny
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13 September 2017|
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Response from MMandSM | Reviewed this property |
No, get a map at the gorge visitor center and take your good old time. Road is a little rough but that's the venturious part. We had a Subaru car and it performed well. Enjoy the views, wish we are coming along.
Aj T
27 August 2017|
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Response from aerete | Reviewed this property |
The aspen should be at peak colors. I can't answer your question about the weather...I move to NM in February. This area isn't such a high elevation, so there may not be snow. There are a number of ski resorts in the... More