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The Low Road From Taos and Santa Fe

Taos, NM
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Do both roads. One in each direction.

We took the High Road to Taos, which goes thru the Carson Forest, and is generally interesting... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Chicago, Illinois
Pleasant drive back to Santa Fe after our day in Taos

Very pleasant sunset drive along the highway. We went to Taos on the high road and back on the low... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We took the High Road to Taos, which goes thru the Carson Forest, and is generally interesting throughout. We took the Low Road back, much of it adjacent to the Rio Grande. We especially liked the steep mountain walls rising up on either side of...More

Thank chitownsam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very pleasant sunset drive along the highway. We went to Taos on the high road and back on the low road; this worked out perfectly as the high road would have been much more difficult to navigate in the dark.

Thank tanstead
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love taking this route up through the Rio Grande Gorge. It's so lovely to look over and see the river running swiftly by and look up and the steep canyon walls surrounding you. The most epic is when you reach the very top and...More

1  Thank janawilson2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There ware many spots to stop and enjoy the scenery along the river. one of the more enjoyable drives during our trip.

Thank pgreer
Reviewed 17 August 2017

You may be spoiled if you have been driving in other parts of the Southwest, or through the Rockies. There is so much natural beauty out here that it is amazing. About half of this route is really quite pretty. I'm not sure when the...More

1  Thank Trainman334
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Perhaps half of the drive is very nice & scenic views even for the driver. Eagles nest is by far the high point of the drive, the rest is thick brush & trees. Take the drive it is worth the time & effort.

Thank coonclan
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This is a great ride on a cycle. Nice scenery with many places to pull over for photos and a closer look.

Thank kuyals
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This was lots of fun and great scenery. If you have driven out to the Rio Grande Bridge (which is part of the High Road) while you were in Taos I would definitely take the Low Road as the high road is more high dessert...More

5  Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This is a super pretty drive. Many places where you can pull over safely and take pictures, or hike or get close to the water. It's a curvy road that follows the river and has some huge rocks that are just gorgeous. I wouldn't want...More

1  Thank lec1727
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Drive along the Rio Grande gorge. Many places to pull off road. small towns along the way with local artist shops, roadside food stands, and amenities.

2  Thank Seeker777
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13 August 2017|
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Response from BlueridgeCharlie | Reviewed this property |
All paved, easy drive.
Judy H
26 January 2017|
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Response from M0minga | Reviewed this property |
There are two traditional long-standing weaving shops in Chimayo--Ortega's (bigger one) and Trujillo's which I prefer because it's smaller, family-owned and staffed, and more personal.
Judy H
13 January 2017|
Response from William L | Reviewed this property |
Head north on US 84/285 and turn right on NM 503 where the "High Road" to Taos begins. Take NM 503 to NM 76. Follow NM 76 to Chimayó, a traditional weaving village with galleries featuring work by award-winning weavers. Here... More