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Beautiful

Took a drive up the mountain to see the ski village. The drive up was so beautiful with a fresh... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
CathyE747
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Springfield, Missouri
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Stunning!

This was a stunning drive; certainly up there as one of the most beautiful drives in America... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
azkittykitty
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took a drive up the mountain to see the ski village. The drive up was so beautiful with a fresh layer of snow. Taos, New Mexico showed the beauty on the drive. A must see!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove the High Road scenic drive from Chimayo to Taos in early summer. I was really looking forward to the mountain scenery but I was disappointed. The route does follow curvy two-lane roads through the piney mountains of the Carson National Forest, but the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank CrankingChick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was expecting the high road to Taos to be more impressive. The trip to the Rio Grand Gorge was impressive and the Taos Pueblo was incredible. The High Round to Taos didn’t have the number of impressive views that I was expecting to see....More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank CJ2020
Reviewed 11 December 2018

This was a stunning drive; certainly up there as one of the most beautiful drives in America. There are several small art communities on the way to Taos that are worthy of a visit, especially Truchas, NM

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank azkittykitty
Reviewed 23 November 2018

This is A GREAT drive coming out of Las vegas new mexico with opportunities to pull over and admire the views and changing terraine, take your time

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rancholobo
Reviewed 19 November 2018

The drive was pleasant, and Sanctuario de Chimayo was very interesting. If one hasn't done mountain forest driving, this route is well worth it. Otherwise- the normal route (68) from Santa Fe has much more interesting NM sights as one nears Taos. We used "Myscenicdrive.com"...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank JRPNewhampshire
Reviewed 17 November 2018

We took our time driving this route...not much traffic and nice views. Don't spend time going into the towns...really nothing to see.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kesslane
Reviewed 15 November 2018

Beautiful beautiful beautiful especially if the aspen are changing. Lots of little villages with ancient churches, so very charming. Watch for the turn off though it sneaks up on you at the lights.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sandi L
Reviewed 11 November 2018

Occasional turn-outs allow some time to enjoy the scenic panoramas in the higher elevations. Winding road through the intermediate villages gives some idea of how the folks live, work, and play.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Reid S
Reviewed 9 November 2018

This is a great way to get more of a feel for Northern New Mexico than simply blazing down the highway. There are numerous quaint villages along the way, but most are pretty run down/impoverished. Still, you get a good feel for the geography of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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nishantpant
14 September 2018|
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Response from Brian C | Reviewed this property |
Definitely. If you're a good driver and used to snow, you might be okay, but why take the risk? There are a number of places where there are steep drop-offs, and while there are railings, there's no need to risk it. Use AWD... More
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JBSL1995
28 June 2018|
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Response from Elisha K | Reviewed this property |
Either way it’s a great drive, don’t be in a hurry as it’s curvy with steep drop offs. Allow yourself time to stop and explore the terrain on both sides of the road.
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jdkerner66
22 October 2017|
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Response from S827KFjoew | Reviewed this property |
A quick google of altitude for the high road lists the highest altitude as 8581’. That’s higher than I thought. Still fun. 😀
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