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Doesn't Look like New Mexico

This was my first time on this drive, even tho' I have gone to Taos a number of times. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
alice w
Placitas, New Mexico
via mobile
Incredible Views

This is "just" a bridge over a canyon....that takes your breath away. The bridge looks like it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tim L
Houston, 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 was my first time on this drive, even tho' I have gone to Taos a number of times. Beautiful part of the state, high mountains, big vistas, tall pine forests. Very relaxing way to spend a half day. We had a good lunch in...More

Thank alice w
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is "just" a bridge over a canyon....that takes your breath away. The bridge looks like it would be impossible to build and it makes you admire engineers and great thinking. You can drive over and park on either side and walk over the bridge...More

Thank Tim L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From Taos, drive out to the Taos ski area, it's worth the drive up. Then from there, come back down and head up to Questa, Red River and then onto Eagle Nest Lake. You won't believe how different each area is. I believe it is...More

Thank audi58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

And this was one of the best! Scenery changed quickly. Great motor ride through non-desert New Mexico! No services, so be sure to have gas.

Thank KCsew
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice drive with a lot of beautiful scenery through the mountains and ski areas. We hit some rain on our drive that put a damper on it but still really pretty.

Thank Acstur13
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I have been in this area many times overthe years. I never get tired of this beautiful drive. Loeer down windows and enjoy the mountain air.

Thank txbuddy
Reviewed 7 July 2017

I love that it's a loop and you can do it in a day. We stopped in Red River, Eagles Nest, and detoured to the Rio Grande Bridge. Lots of things to stop and see along the loop depending on what you're interested in. We...More

Thank diaq
Reviewed 1 July 2017

You see so many places, so many things to stop and do. So many beautiful views. Take your time and enjoy it. Wonderful drive.

Thank Joe G
Reviewed 28 June 2017

85 mile circle. The most scenic part is the first 60 miles from Taos until red river. (east and north of the loop) The highlight part of the circle, for us, was a stop at Eagle Nest lake state park.... very nice stop for fishing,...More

1  Thank TOURtheWORLDMexPal
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Along the Enchanted Circle, there is a lovely town called Arroyo Seco. It is charming, and a lovely place to walk about and see some of the shops. This should be a definite stop.

2  Thank Marmoore66
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22 March 2017|
Response from Linn T | Reviewed this property |
Mother Nature is the only one with certain answers but the first or second week in October would usually be the best bet. Enjoy!
Caryn H
18 July 2016|
Response from danielle1944 |
If you google enchanted circle new mexico you will find a good website they have a map and other info