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High Road to Taos

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Address: Taos, NM
Phone Number: 5753872754
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Private Tour: High Road to Taos from Santa Fe
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I had been coming to Taos for years before I tried the high road, and it was a welcome surprise. Take it in and take it out as the views are so different you might think it is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had been coming to Taos for years before I tried the high road, and it was a welcome surprise. Take it in and take it out as the views are so different you might think it is two different roads. Don't miss a stop at the El Santuario de Chimayo or lunch at Rancho de Chimayo. But again take... More 

Thank Cassry
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Leaving Santa Fe on Rte. 84/285 the road takes you past several pueblo with their casinos. The road winds through the Taos Mountains and follows the Rio Grande River. There are many blind curves, so be careful. But the scenery is spectacular. You will also pass a couple of business that feature white water rafting.

Thank Dennis G
Westchester, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We carved out a day for our roundtrip drive from Santa Fe to Taos, leaving our S.F. hotel at 9 am Sunday morning, and returning at 6 pm. We took the High Road up and the Low Road down—both were varied and scenic. Highlights of the trip: our stop in Chimayo right before the 10:30 mass was beginning. A one-of-a-kind... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the high road from Taos back to Santa Fe, it was a very nice drive & worth the extra time for the nice views, even if you don't stop anywhere. We made a quick stop at the El Santuario de Chimayo and then continued on.

Thank BrussoDallas
Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This road was worth its many hours that I took to drive it. Driving without stopping, from Santa Fe to Taos, will take about 1.5 hours. However, it took me about 5 hours because I stopped to take photographs ... many of them, and to take in the scenery. On the way, several locals pointed things out to me that... More 

Thank BluLightning
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our drive on the High Road is one of the highlights of our trip to New Mexico. The scenery on this road is truly spectacular. There are many interesting towns to explore as you drive the High Road. Make sure you stop in Chimayo, Cordova and Truchas. There are many galleries scattered along the way but very few places to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the best day trip to take while visiting Taos. The landscape is truly breathtaking and you will go thru many small towns and points of interest: the wood carvers of Cordova , Las Truchas, Chimayo, El Sanctuario, Las Trampas, the Inn at Chimayo, great art and gift shops all along the way. Many photo ops , and great... More 

Thank Becky H
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful countryside that takes you from Espanola to Taos through magnificent New Mexico. This route adds about 30-45 minutes to the low road, which is also beautiful!

Thank Liz R
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The road is windy and there is a little mud and rocks from time to time. The scenery is excellent. The dichotomy between the richness of Santa Fe and the abject poverty in the little towns and villages along the way is sobering. The flora, mountains, sky and colors are constantly changing with each new vista. It takes probably at... More 

Thank William L
Niceville, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove the High Road from Taos to Santa Fe on Halloween day. Took our time and stopped to take lots of photos along the way. Autumn leaves were in full color and it was very beautiful. Not hard to navigate. I had read lots of reviews and decided to just make a day of it, we spent a few... More 

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