Quite a ways up and not for the faint of heart. You can feel the bridge move as trucks roll past. But it is the best vantage point to see what the gorge is all about.
The view of the Rio Grande River Gorge from the bridge was wonderful! The vista was unbelievable. The view is worth the trip to Taos. There is a nice rest stop on the west side of the bridge which has a great view of the bridge as well as interesting hiking trails. There are numerous vendors on the west side... More
Unbelievable vista from the middle of the bridge. We also went to the rest stop on the north side of the bridge, walked the trail and found another incredible vantage point. Well worth the drive from Taos. Would love to see the gorge in the spring or the summer.
I especially recommend the hiking trail on the west side, starting from rest area and heading south. We saw a herd of bighorns. Spectacular views go gorge and mountain ranges. Easy walking or mountain biking.
Either direction offers a parking lot just steps from the bridge. Vendors offer jewelry, rocks, and food in both lots. Walk across or stop in the middle at the lookout and you'll have terrific views. The drop is far so some visitors were holding on very securely, be prepared to move around people.
If you can only do one thing in Taos, this is the thing to do. Just walking across this bridge is an adventure, never mind going to the railing and looking down. Many years ago, when my Dad visited, we went to the bridge and he took one look and went to the middle of the road (there was no... More
The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge offers a spectacular view of both the Taos Mountains and the Rio Grande. It is a little scary, especially when the 18 wheelers and larger trucks come across and cause the bridge to sway and shake. However, the view from the bridge is spectacular and worth a little bit of fear. I am surprised that... More
The Rio Grande Gorge is about a ten minute drive outside of downtown but worth a trip. Walk to the center of the bridge and feel the suspension as trucks and cars drive by. Take a look through the jewelry of vendors who line the end of the bridge. Walk through the travels to get an ever better look at... More
North of Taos you can drive on a dirt road to the bottom of the gorge at John Dunn's bridge. Same view of the gorge except from the river. Very few people, fisherman, boaters, etc. About a half mile to the south of the bridge along the west bank are hot springs. A very pleasant walk. Nobody. Take your shoes... More
Just a short 10 mile drive from Taos along a scenic section of highway with the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the east and the San Juan Mountains to the northwest, lies the 1272 foot Rio Grande Gorge Bridge high above the Rio Grande River. The view from the bridge can only be described as breath-taking. The surrounding cliffs rise... More
If you own or manage Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.Manage your listing