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The Low Road From Taos and Santa Fe

Taos, NM
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Beautiful and Traffic

Many people live on the low road which has attractions such as artists, a pueblo, and lodging. It... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
D C
Take the High and the Low roads.

Take the low road and on the way back take the high road. The vistas are breathtaking in many... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Warrensburg, Missouri
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Taos, NM
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"the rio grande river"
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"beautiful drive"
in 32 reviews
"santa fe"
in 110 reviews
"the river"
in 89 reviews
"pull over"
in 7 reviews
"several miles"
in 4 reviews
"great ride"
in 6 reviews
"scenic route"
in 6 reviews
"visitor center"
in 13 reviews
"speed limit"
in 5 reviews
"pretty drive"
in 4 reviews
"views are spectacular"
in 4 reviews
"new mexico"
in 17 reviews
"day trip"
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"take pictures"
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"espanola"
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"scenery"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Many people live on the low road which has attractions such as artists, a pueblo, and lodging. It is a well-used road in a lovely spot. It is slow-going sometimes. I prefer the high road, but if you are going to shop for pottery, art,...More

Thank D C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Take the low road and on the way back take the high road. The vistas are breathtaking in many spots. There are so many stops you can make. Turn offs and pulls offs. Little towns to explore. Parks, art. Both are excellent drives.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

drivr south from Taos to Santa F--e the places to stop pull over are easy and frequent. A nice evening ride

Thank Jim C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Following the winding Rio Grande up into the mountains is the highlight of this drive north. The low road to Taos begins past the modern town of Española, passing into a narrowing canyon and finally emerging at the point where the high plains meet the...More

4  Thank lanceo53
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice drive early in the morning. 6:00 to 8:00. not much traffic in the canyon. busy and slow with later drive times. scary slopes on east side of road. lot of rock retaining screening to prevent rock slides. hit bus a few years ago and...More

1  Thank visit-often-to-NM
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Nice safe drive with great views of the mountains. Mostly rural except when you go through Espanola. A fun drive.

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Enjoyed the "Low Road" to Taos travelling from Albuquerque. We had sights of the Rio Grande and watched the river valley deepen as the gorge seemed to form before our eyes. A good scenic route to take.

1  Thank Glidr
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We loved the low road to Taos from Santa Fe. We were happy to put the top down on the convertible and enjoy the scenery.

Thank magmschmidt
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Most of this drive is on a very nice 4 lane road. The most scenic part was coming out of Taos and traveling along the river. You do go through several towns where there are gas stations and places to eat. It's about an hour...More

1  Thank russcox
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Watch for the wildlife, the rafters, the hikers, the small, established communities along this route, the orchards and you will get the feel of what it is like to live in New MExico

2  Thank Deborah S
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latimer13
13 August 2017|
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Response from BlueridgeCharlie | Reviewed this property |
All paved, easy drive.
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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.
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Judy H
13 January 2017|
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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
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