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The Low Road From Taos and Santa Fe

Taos, NM
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Nice drive

Nice safe drive with great views of the mountains. Mostly rural except when you go through... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
sosantafe
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
A lovely Drive with views of the Gorge, Towns, and Mountains

Enjoyed the "Low Road" to Taos travelling from Albuquerque. We had sights of the Rio Grande and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Glidr
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Nanaimo, Canada
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Taos, NM
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"the rio grande river"
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"great ride"
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"pretty drive"
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"beautiful scenery"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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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

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

A nice pair with the high road, but high traffic volume and more impatient drivers on this route. The whole loop gets a bit too much.

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

This was a great drive north to Taos. Beautiful Rio Grande River by your side. After you cross the rive a dirt road takes you along the side of the canyon to the top. You can then drive on the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge.

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

We took the low road from Sante Fe into Taos and was glad we did. The road runs along side the river and had some beautiful views. We liked this route better than the high road which we took on our return. There was road...More

2  Thank broomhilda04
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Low road was much easier and quicker than the high road. Visually appealing as it wanders along the Rio Grande. From it you can go to Abiquiu, the Ghost Ranch, Tribal areas and simply drive out onto the southwestern landscape anywhere along the road. More...More

1  Thank undertaker01
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

This trip to Taos, we drove the High Road there and took the Low Road back. There is road construction about 30 minutes south of Taos going on right now. The road is down to one lane, with a truck that leads a long line...More

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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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