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This 800-foot-deep gorge in northern New Mexico offers exciting whitewater rafting, hiking trails around the rim and observation platforms with spectacular views of the winding river below.
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US 64, 10 miles west of Taos, NM

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Reviewed 3 September 2014

When you get to the visitor center on Rt. 68, stop in for a local road map of the area. Instead of continuing on Rt. 68 to Taos, take Rt. 570 off to the left of the visitor center. Cross the Rio river to Rt....More

1  Thank Maggie L
Reviewed 4 April 2014

Just reviewing pix we took on our visit to this wonderful place. The confluence of the Red and Rio Grande Rivers is well worth the effort. Cost is minimal, the several trails are well marked and have good signage about difficulty/length and elevation change, which...More

Thank 9directions
Reviewed 3 April 2014

Matt, Sean, Wendy and crew are fabulous guides and this trip is a blast. We got to see a smathering of wildlife including otter and plenty of bighorn sheep (over 20 at last count). The whitewater was awesome and truly a great adventure. Definitely make...More

Thank Nat S
Reviewed 19 January 2014 via mobile

It's pretty cool place to visit. Every year we come here to take pictures and buy from vendors along the side selling their merchandise.

Thank Lafayette C
Reviewed 2 July 2013

Our corporate ladiies' trip to Santa Fe started with an afternoon float down the Rio Grande. Sean was our guide and he was excellent and keeping up upright and moving through the gorge. We had a blast and appreciated the water and snacks at the...More

1  Thank TexanRuggiano
Reviewed 7 May 2013

I went to the Rio Grande Gorge to watch the release of turkey vultures and a golden eagle. This was on the end of road 110 right before you get into Taos. It is beautiful there. Rough and rugged beauty. The thing I wondered about...More

1  Thank NMHiker1
Reviewed 2 March 2013

We were heading north on highway 68 from Santa Fe to ski in Taos when, on our right, a huge gash opened up in the desert plateau. It turned out that this was the famous Rio Grande running in a gorge into the mesa or...More

2  Thank ImmerWandern
Reviewed 5 November 2012

This is a must when traveling to the Taos area. Once out of town all you see is open land until all of a sudden this gorge opens up before you. Near Taos the Rio Grande River is just a flat lazy, drifting waterway. But...More

2  Thank goldrushgal
Reviewed 27 August 2012

Did the Double Racecourse and had a blast!!!! First round was in the raft with the whole family (2 adults and three kids). Joe was our guide and absolutely terrific. For the afternoon, we went on the Funyaks and EVERYONE had a blast - including...More

1  Thank Ed V
Reviewed 7 July 2012

Before leaving Taos, NM for our next travel destination, we decided to drive by the Rio Grande Gorge. After crossing the bridge, there is a Parking Area on the left side. Vendors selling their wares are located on the opposite side of the bridge. Public...More

1  Thank LolaGo1
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did you find hot springs(natural hot tubs) along the Rio?
27 August 2016|
Response from stevieweavie2013 |
drdray answers the hot springs question in "beautiful but know the secret" review..."Go to the airport outside of Taos and find Tune Road on the opposite side. Simply follow Tune road until you get to a place where you can... More