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Rio Grande Gorge

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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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All reviews visitor center west side take pictures rest area walk across the bridge gorge rim road cars drive taos gravel sheep hikers
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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

Date of experience: June 2013
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

Date of experience: May 2013
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

Date of experience: February 2013
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

Date of experience: October 2012
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

Date of experience: August 2012
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

Date of experience: July 2012
1  Thank LolaGo1
Reviewed 2 June 2012

So glad we took the time to check out the gorge! The bridge in itself is a marvel, but the view beneath is spectacular! An amazing natural sight that you have to see if you find yourself in Taos! We were on a motorcycle, but...More

Date of experience: September 2011
2  Thank Skullatone
Reviewed 6 May 2012

My sister and I walked about 2 miles along the gorge on the West Rim Trail. It was a beautiful, yet quiet, walk. There were a lot of rocks so I wouldn't recommend a stroller or small children. There are no fences along the gorge...More

Date of experience: May 2012
Thank micmac1007
Reviewed 2 April 2012

As you walk across a bridge that towers over the deep gorge with a beautiful river flowing through it, a great attraction for all ages. A great destination after eating a pallet pleasing meal at Orlando's off El Prado.

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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