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Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

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Address: US 64, 10 miles west of Taos, Taos, NM
Phone Number: 5757518800
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Taos Cultural Driving Tour
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Private Tour: High Road to Taos from Santa Fe

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Worth a look if you're up north of Taos

We stopped here after eating lunch at Common Fire (about 8 miles east), and were rewarded with the site of a white ram scrambling ably along the gorge ledges below us on its way... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Crawford, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Close to Taos and well worth the time! We had no idea the gorge was so deep and dramatic. Their are even a couple of vendors set up on one end of the bridge to sell you trinkets.

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Westchester, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here after eating lunch at Common Fire (about 8 miles east), and were rewarded with the site of a white ram scrambling ably along the gorge ledges below us on its way home. Great views both ways--maybe better seen before 3:30 pm, since the November sun was quite low in the sky, and the gorge was in shadow.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been rafting on the Rio Grand in Big Bend National Park so it was interesting to see the gorge in Northern New Mexico. Highway 64 goes right over the gorge and with its sidewalk, you can go out over the gorge and great a great photo. You are way up there so be careful if you have height problems.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped after visiting Taos Pueblo. Very interesting geologically and we even saw mountain hosts in the distance!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Driving out towards the Gorge the countryside looks like flat desert country. Then all of sudden you arrive at the bridge and look over to see the amazing Gorge. Walk across the bridge for the best view and browse the vendors along the roadside for all sorts of jewelry and craft items. Next you need to drive into the park... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Rio Grand Gorge Bridge is a few miles outside Taos but it's worth the time. The bridge spans across the Rio Grand River and the views are fantastic. Of course you can drive across but for the best experience there is a walkway that allows a much better view. There are a few vendors on each end of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a short distance from Taos. You have to pull over or drive to the parking lot to see the gorge. Walking on the sidewalk of the bridge offers the best view, but the view is great from the rest/parking area. There is a food truck available for snacks and usually locals selling trinkets.

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

In Taos, someone recommended that we visit the Rio Grand Gorge. She was an employee of one of the stores in the plaza that sells crystals, jewelry, etc. Her mother is a geologist. The young lady told us how the area was formed; the pulling apart of the Earth (between the mountains) formed the plain. The Rio Grande River, over... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At first glance the bridge is not that impressive so don't just drive by without stopping at the national park next to the bridge. There are restrooms and a nice picnic area. We walked over the bridge on both sides and the views are awesome. After our bridge walk we found a trail by the parking lot. If you are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see while in Taos. The view of the Rio Grande is beautiful. There is a convenient parking lot and then it is just a short walk out in the bridge. Definatetly don't miss this.

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