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first time to drive on this road and all i can say is wonderful! we always take family vacations... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Itasca, Texas
In the Autumn, the Drive is Spectacular

We did this famous eighty mile plus Scenic Byway drive at the beginning of October. We started out... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marty B
Jensen Beach, Florida
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Scenic drive that circles through the Carson National Forest, north and east of Taos.
Taos, NM
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Reviewed 6 days ago

first time to drive on this road and all i can say is wonderful! we always take family vacations and the grandkids loved this area. my oldest grandson enjoyed taking pictures. thanks for a wonderful time.....

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this famous eighty mile plus Scenic Byway drive at the beginning of October. We started out from Taos around 7:00AM. We went “clockwise” and first saw the famous “Gorge Bridge.” From route 64, you take “Old 64” about five miles east to get...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove the southern portion of this circular loop (between Taos and Eagle Nest) in combination with High Road to Taos and Santa Fe Trail scenic byways as a route between Santa Fe and Raton. This section of Enchanted Circle was two-lane highway through mountain...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Rio Grande National Monument has lots of nice drives including the huge suspension bridge over the Rio Grande. There is a fun native american "mall" at the bridge parking lot with great deals on jewelry, spices and other things

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank GreenbushUSA
Reviewed 26 November 2018

If you're a bit bored and have nothing else to do - which is unlikely in such an outdoorsy place. We actually did it quite by accident. Some great scenery, some good history as well,

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

The main thing I wanted to see in the Taos area was the Taos Pueblo, but unfortunately, we hit it at the wrong time as they were closed in preparation for the San Geronimo Festival. Fortunately, fellow guests at our B&B suggested the Enchanted Circle....More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Sandy C
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Some beautiful scenery. Deer walking in the streets of Red River made a nice and different experience. All in all, it was a nice drive. A little disappointing that there was not more to see. What we saw, we enjoyed, so it was worth it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ugausa
Reviewed 22 October 2018

One of the best drives ever, especially to see the fall foliage colors. So mcu to see along the way.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We started out on this drive and found some interesting things along the way. The best was the entrance to the National Monument Park of the Gorge. We spent so much time there we cut the second half of the drive out. It does have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank fnct
Reviewed 8 October 2018

As New Englanders who had never viewed fall scenery anywhere but in New England, we were not at all prepared for the brilliant yellow of the aspen trees. Spectacular! Beautiful scenery, such an experience of nature at its best. Take this drive and be sure...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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5 September 2018|
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Response from 310ralphs | Reviewed this property |
The only real climb and descent is from Taos to Eagle Nest. There are not "sheer" drop-offs but you go up and over; there are guard rails, particularly on the Eagle Nest side where you drive down a heavily forested road. Not... More
kelly l
24 April 2018|
Response from gordonj379 |
It is a circle drive. Start where you are and finish back at the same place. The 5 towns are the 5 towns that you will pass through.
7 March 2018|
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Response from Tim L | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember the hwy route numbers but the last weeks of September are the time to see the Aspens and I guarantee that they will take your breath away. The Aspen leaves spin like new copper pennies in the breeze. And... More