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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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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
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

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

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.

Thank coolswimsuittag
Reviewed 18 September 2011

Enjoyed a fabulous 2-day outing on the Rio Grande with NMRA. One day white water rafting and one day paddle boarding. Both completely different from each other and both fullfilling in adventure. Great food and service from this outfit. Super guides.

Thank Jay K
Reviewed 17 September 2011

We tried the new company in town, New Mexico River Adventures, and though they are new, they are super experienced and have it down pat! From a nice new office with excellent facilities where you have orientation, to the actual raft trip with a fun,...More

2  Thank Lester2010
Reviewed 30 August 2011

Wow! The gorge is huge. there is fishing too, one of the most strange, and beautiful place I've been.

Thank JGal83
Reviewed 28 August 2011

If you are in Taos this is worth a quick look. Its a few miles drive outside of town but the views from the bridge that spans the gorge over the Rio Grande are wonderful. There is a rest stop where one can park and...More

Thank pirateparrot
Reviewed 25 August 2011

One can drive across the bridge or park nearby and walk across. It can get very windy, so be careful.

Thank CountryCousininIowa
Reviewed 24 August 2011

We didn't want to get stuck on the river for the whole day so the half day Biking and half day Kayaking was the perfect combo option. The Native Sons Adventures guide was Alex who was very good and patient at settling into a pace...More

4  Thank Just_Us_Dos
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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