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Gorge bridge is scary - and beautiful

Kudos to the engineers of this bridge - but nature wins! Stunning views and I understand the gorge... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ASN_Chicago
The days adventure from Taos to Taos

The drive started off with a side trip to the rio grande gorge bridge which was marvelous. I... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Doc F
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Orlando, Florida
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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

Kudos to the engineers of this bridge - but nature wins! Stunning views and I understand the gorge here is around 600 feet deep.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The drive started off with a side trip to the rio grande gorge bridge which was marvelous. I actually saw some big horned sheep there so bring your binoculars. Next it was up to the Taos ski area which was 62 degrees and rainy as...More

2  Thank Doc F
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Take a couple of hours and get out of town. We are from the southeast so seeing the varied terrain on this drive was incredible. Take time to stop along the way and enjoy the splendor of the mountains and vistas. We did not take...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great way to spend an hour or two. Some windy mountain roads, some mountain meadows, some quaint villages. Red River is one of the small towns you pass through, and it's a beauty. Watch out for deer!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit the gorge bridge each time I am in the area. I find it fascinating. This time my cousin and I went in late afternoon and stayed until sundown watching for eagles we had been told might be there. Did not see eagles near...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very cool scenery along the enchanted circle drive. Angel fire had many activities and fishing at eagles nest lake. There were many people and restaurants in red river. Very cool drive. Give yourself at least 4 hours to explore everything along the drive. Also very...More

1  Thank almarcusp23
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just completed the Enchanted Circle Drive. The diversity is amazing from Taos to AngleFire to Red River and Questas. The scenery is beautiful. We took our time and stopped for lunch and brews along the way. A great drive

2  Thank Jackson66_12
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The side trips were the best part of this adventure. We stopped in each of the towns. The drive was peaceful and not a hard mountain drive. Without the side trips we took, I probably would have been bored. Do some research on the towns...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been on parts of this beautiful loop at different times. Several years ago we rode motorcycles the entire distance. You can see a variety of scenery and communities. The Vietnam War Memorial is near Angel Fire on the Eastern side of the circle....More

1  Thank D C
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

A few parts of this drive get a little boring but overall, wow(!), what an amazing loop around the mountains in the Taos area. Beautiful!

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Response from Tim L | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember the hwy route numbers but the last weeks of September are the time to see the Aspens and I guarantee that they will take your breath away. The Aspen leaves spin like new copper pennies in the breeze. And... More
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Response from Joe G | Reviewed this property |
So sorry I haven't been on here. I do not know if there is a guided tour.
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