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The Low Road From Taos and Santa Fe

Taos, NM
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Very nice drive

You may be spoiled if you have been driving in other parts of the Southwest, or through the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Denver, Colorado
Mostly a lovely drive!

Perhaps half of the drive is very nice & scenic views even for the driver. Eagles nest is by far... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You may be spoiled if you have been driving in other parts of the Southwest, or through the Rockies. There is so much natural beauty out here that it is amazing. About half of this route is really quite pretty. I'm not sure when the...More

Thank Trainman334
Reviewed 5 days ago

Perhaps half of the drive is very nice & scenic views even for the driver. Eagles nest is by far the high point of the drive, the rest is thick brush & trees. Take the drive it is worth the time & effort.

Thank coonclan
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great ride on a cycle. Nice scenery with many places to pull over for photos and a closer look.

Thank kuyals
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was lots of fun and great scenery. If you have driven out to the Rio Grande Bridge (which is part of the High Road) while you were in Taos I would definitely take the Low Road as the high road is more high dessert...More

2  Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a super pretty drive. Many places where you can pull over safely and take pictures, or hike or get close to the water. It's a curvy road that follows the river and has some huge rocks that are just gorgeous. I wouldn't want...More

1  Thank lec1727
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Drive along the Rio Grande gorge. Many places to pull off road. small towns along the way with local artist shops, roadside food stands, and amenities.

1  Thank Seeker777
Reviewed 10 July 2017

traveling along the Rio Grande River is a real treat. The area is filled with wonderful places to stop, watch for the kayakers and the rapids.

Thank SanDiegoTravelingman
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Coming down from Taos back into Santa Fe, I was pleasantly surprised in finding this to be so scenic. A good portion of the drive includes paralleling the Rio Grande. The view to the right leaving Taos includes a perspective of the vastness of the...More

2  Thank Bowmanator22
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Not sure why this is the low road. We've taken the "high road" a number of time so want ed to check out the "low road". You do come along the Rio Grande at one point and then climb up to a great vista view...More

1  Thank GRS-SJS
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Beautiful ride with gorgeous views along the way, particularly from Espanola to Taos. Several pull-offs next to the river for nice photo ops.

Thank Deborah M
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13 August 2017|
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Response from BlueridgeCharlie | Reviewed this property |
All paved, easy drive.
Judy H
25 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.
Judy H
12 January 2017|
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