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Canyon Road Questions & Answers

Ephrata, Washington

Is Canyon Road easily experienced on my own, or do I need a tour guide?

over a year ago Answer

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Elaine R
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Hi Pam! Great question. While a guide is not necessary to visit Canyon Road, a tour can offer insight and a nuanced (and fun!) experience of the area and of the artwork on view.

Some folks find it helpful to take a tour first and then continue exploring on their own.

I own Santa Fe Art Tours in addition to helping out with answers here, and we created a “Discover Canyon Road” to give folks an awesome Canyon Road experience. You can actually book it right here on TripAdvisor. I hope that helps!

over a year ago
New York City, New York
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nope, no guide needed and probably would be an imposition. Just take a walk on your own and enjoy.

over a year ago
Houston, Texas
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You absolutely do not need a guide. You just enter the stores and enjoy the art.

Make sure to allow time to talk with the store owners. They love to share stories about the artists, etc. The sidewalks are not very good so wear good walking shoes. Enjoy!

over a year ago
Houston, Texas
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No need for a guide. Friends and family is recommended though.

over a year ago
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Oh, gosh, yes, it is easily experience on your own. There’s no need for a tour guide. Just go for a stroll, enjoy the art, the architecture, the beauty in all Canyon Road, the art galleries, gardens. Walk it, don’t drive it. Enjoy!

over a year ago
Fairfield, Connecticut
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You can experience it easily without a guide. Its one road and the galleries are one after another.

over a year ago
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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No need for a guide, just stroll & enjoy. Plus if you show an interest in a particular piece of art, you'll get quite the informed explanation of it. There is a shop with "imaginative" art & the British lady, usually there, is worth the trip, very entertaining.

over a year ago
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The entire road is fabulous....waunder on your own, it is not that long, but full of wonderful art!!!

over a year ago
Nanaimo, Canada
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I basically agree with the majority here. This is a long row of mostly terrific galleries. Finding parking is the biggest challenge, but if you are mobile enough to park one spot and walk wherever you want to explore it is easily doable.

A guide might be useful for a nuanced visit with certain art style preferences taken into consideration, but certainly unnecessary otherwise.

over a year ago
Lenexa, Kansas
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You do not need guide. Easy on your own. Safe winding road

over a year ago
Austin, Texas
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It’s great on your own to just stroll.

over a year ago
Fort Worth, Texas
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No need for a guide. Canyon Road is really more of a street with restaurants and galleries lining it. It can present some lovely landscape scenery given the season.

over a year ago
Mill Valley, California
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Canyon Road is just a Street in Santa Fe with a lot of galleries and restaurants and fun things to do. You can easily do it on your own as I did. I don’t think anybody actually uses a guide for this so enjoy!

over a year ago
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