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Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

US 64, 10 miles west of Taos, Taos, NM
+1 575-751-8800
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US 64, 10 miles west of Taos, Taos, NM
+1 575-751-8800
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Yes go here. The views are beautiful. Quite dramatic. And unexpected gorge! Right in the middle of a plain!! We walked from both sides but the visitor center side had the best views. There's a trail that leads from the parking lot to the gorge...More

Thank Earthtravler
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The royal Gorge bridge became the highest bridge in the world with a deck hight of 291 meter in 1929. It's a stunning view down on the Rio Grande. We all loved it!

Thank sam_vs_b1985
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Drove out here to get a look and was not disappointed. The view and the landscape are incredible. There is a smallish parking lots on the far side of the bridge (if driving from Taos), plus picnic pavilions and facilities. We paired seeing the bridge...More

Thank brooklynmurphys
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a surprise when you come upon this spectacular natural wonder. Easy to park and walk onto bridge. Also fun to see herd of big horns nearby.

Thank Phil C
Reviewed 4 days ago

The bridge, sixth highest in the US, is 650 feet above the river. Beautiful canyon carved by both the Rio Grande as well as seismic activity. Closest legal parking is on the west side by the marker to the Governor who was instrumental in getting...More

Thank chitownsam
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The bridge and gorge were great. We enjoyed talking with the Native Americans selling their wares there. As for Taos itself....we didn't care for it at all. The traffic was terrible. Drivers were rude and careless. The signs displayed were insulting, such as " The...More

Thank Jan41248
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We normally come through here during winter so things were a bit different. Besides a lot of people stopping to see the view of the gorge and the Rio Grande which is always special, there were several vendors set up at the west end of...More

1  Thank noplacetogo
Reviewed 5 days ago

A very, very majestic Rio Grand experience! As you approach the bridge, all seems uneventful...! And then the grandeur is revealed as you begin to pass over the Rio Grande Gorge! If You are brave to take a walk , park in lot available. I...More

1  Thank joannchapman30
Reviewed 6 days ago

Rio Grande gorge is a magnificent place to visit. The bridge is approx. 560 feet above the gorge and also is 1,273 feet long. The gorge was carved by the Rio Pueblo River a branch of the Rio Grande River. Taos also offers balloon rides...More

Thank AngelaMott
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped here late afternoon just after a rain shower so we were able to see a double rainbow over the gorge which was pretty amazing. We hung out for about an hour - walking on the path which offers more views. I am very...More

1  Thank kristenmnichols
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11 July 2017|
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Response from Jeanne P | Reviewed this property |
Yes you do not pay to view the bridge. I agree that I would have your dog on a leash because cars zoom by while you are walking on a narrow sidewalk.
John S
18 March 2016|
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Response from wbtbismarck |
I would suggest driving to the John Dunn bridge which is a few miles upstream and allows you to actually put your feet in the water without climbing down a trail. The drive is very bumpy, mostly gravel, but very beautiful.
Ginger F
5 February 2016|
Response from Thomas S | Reviewed this property |
No There is no cost of any kind unless you choose to buy something from some of the local vendors that set up portable booths near the bridge. Nice little rest stop on the West end which is where most of the photos are... More