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High Road to Taos

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Address: Taos, NM
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Private Tour: High Road to Taos from Santa Fe
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Planned to go to Taos from Espanola and make a round trip. Started on the high road and truly enjoyed winding, climbing and riding through small towns. Stopped to visit some... read more

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Dugspur, Virginia
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227 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Planned to go to Taos from Espanola and make a round trip. Started on the high road and truly enjoyed winding, climbing and riding through small towns. Stopped to visit some studios in Truchas, altitude 8000ft+. Found some interesting souvenir items. Temps were above freezing so the on/off snow showers did not stick. Beautiful snowy vistas. A very delightful drive... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pretty. Would not devote a day to driving the High Road - just for the drive, a pleasant way to get from point A to point B

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Taos, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I live in Taos and I try to drive the High Road at least one way every month or so when I go to Santa Fe. It is a beautiful, windy mountain road through the mountains, pastures,past 300 year old churches and through ancient Spanish towns, including Truches, NM where the Millegra Bean Field War was filmed.

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Evergreen, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great drive from Santa Fe. Make sure that you are gassed up. We went up there to visit Chimayo Sanctuario. DON'T do that. But do make this drive if you have the chance.

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Thank nrec1
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The drive through the mountains and small towns was beautiful. We took it from Taos on our way to spend the day in Santa Fe. A must stop is Chimayo, beautiful mission church. The drive contrasts mountains to the high desert. We enjoyed it so much we returned to Taos on the same route.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a recommendation to try this route back to Santa Fe. After having toured the Four Corners area and multiple national parks and forests this was pretty underwhelming. Roads are also not very well marked.

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York, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took this route up to Taos rather than going straight up the Rio Grande valley. The scenery is spectacular but the only place worth stopping (imo) is Chimayo for the lovely Santuario de Chinatown and the splendid reredos. The other villages en route - Truchas and Las Trampas are not really up to snuff.

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San Diego, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a neat and beautiful road to get between Taos and Santa Fe and Chimayo. There are a number of neat little villages, churches and cemeteries to explore. It's all paved, so there are no troubles driving, even in the rain.

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Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the night road on the trip from Albuquerque to Taos. Many small towns. No services seen except for a random gas station near Taos. Don't expect to find places to eat. Found a single rest stop in Carson Nat'l Forest that had a bathroom. Quite the trip sightseeing-wise.

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did it a few years ago.....Just had to do it again...with a couple of new friends. Just one thing: Watch very carefully signs and directions... We ended up a couple of times in "dead ends roads"!!! Once you passed this issue you are in for incredible sightseeings....DO IT!!

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