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Always beautiful

I drive this road at least twice a week and it is always beautiful. The section that runs along the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Gordon J
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Lovely drive from Taos to Santa Fe

We had a great drive in the morning on the High road bar heavy snow. Our afternoon drive back to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lazigirl
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Vernon, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I drive this road at least twice a week and it is always beautiful. The section that runs along the Rio Grande is about 20 miles and has many areas to pull off and experience the beauty of the river and gorge. You may even...More

Thank Gordon J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great drive in the morning on the High road bar heavy snow. Our afternoon drive back to Albuquerque was along the low road, I thought it would be a boring road but not at all. Its beautiful, an easy drive along a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good views of rio grand river especially first 1/3 of trip, not many places to stop along the way, largest town is santo nino with Santa Clara’s hotel casino. All the nearby gas stations and Burger King had no restrooms for public use.BK required...More

Thank 307barbara3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was very scenic and was an easy drive - we much preferred this to high road, which we took back to Santa Fe.

Thank David K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everybody seems to ooh and aah over the "high road" to Taos. And yes, it's nice in good weather. (Treacherous in winter.) But the "low road" is my favorite.. When we have friends visiting us in Santa Fe, we usually take them on a day-trip...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After completing the High Road to Taos from Santa Fe, we took the Low Road from Taos to Santa Fe in the afternoon. Made 2 stops to taste wines: Vivac and Black Mesa Wineries. The road follows the Rio Grande and you travel through the...More

Thank Brown_Samantha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fast way to get to Taos from Santa Fe . It is scenic. The time can get longer if you stop inthe wineries along the way as well as take in the sights and shops on the road

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

not as spectacular as the high road but more efficient in terms of time..take the low road(expressway) up to Taos and the high road back to Santa Fe/Espangola

Thank FarAway765547
Reviewed 29 August 2018

The road twists and turns from Embudo up the canyon as you climb in elevation. There is the antique gas pump store and restaurant as well as rafting at the Pilar turn-off. Stop at the rest stop atop the mountain as you emerge from the...More

Thank 310ralphs
Reviewed 17 August 2018

The road up to Taos from Santa Fe provides wonderful views of the scenery. We stopped and played in the Rio Grande and also took a side trip to one of the wineries along the way. In a word from someone back east, Beautiful!

Thank Lonnie T
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latimer13
13 August 2017|
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Response from BlueridgeCharlie | Reviewed this property |
All paved, easy drive.
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JudyH2606
25 January 2017|
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Response from M0minga | Reviewed this property |
There are two traditional long-standing weaving shops in Chimayo--Ortega's (bigger one) and Trujillo's which I prefer because it's smaller, family-owned and staffed, and more personal.
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JudyH2606
13 January 2017|
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Response from William L | Reviewed this property |
Head north on US 84/285 and turn right on NM 503 where the "High Road" to Taos begins. Take NM 503 to NM 76. Follow NM 76 to Chimayó, a traditional weaving village with galleries featuring work by award-winning weavers. Here... More
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Emily N
15 June 2016|
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Response from gooner817 | Reviewed this property |
The low road is NM68. Head from Santa Fe to Espanola and keep on NM68 to Taos. You can also take the high road through Chimayo and Truchas from this point. The low road is the most direct route and takes about an hour. It's... More
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