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4 of 5 bubbles Review of High Road to Taos

High Road to Taos
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Private Tour: High Road to Taos from Santa Fe
Ranked #4 of 93 things to do in Taos
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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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“It's fun!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

I enjoyed the drive very much. Unfortunately like all of NM,unless you are the interstate highways, signage is terrible. I got lost twice. I shouldn't say unfortunately, though, because I saw some special sights I would have missed had I not gotten lost. For one, the galleries in Truchas. GREAT! I didn't find the high road as spectacular as I had been told, but I think this is because I came from 2 days in the Jemez Springs area, which is with a doubt the most beautiful part of NM that I have seen!

Visited May 2014
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“Lovely drive, even for the driver. ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

We wandered from Santa Fe to Taos with no agenda, no timeframe, and no urgency. This was a perfect, meandering drive through the shaded countryside.

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Antioch, Illinois
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“Authentic New Mexico”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

This is not Canyon Rd. of Santa Fe: this is a chance to go back to a simpler time when you can enjoy a wonderful lunch at Rancho de Chimayo, "miracle" mud at a Chimayo church, artifacts and weaving old and new from the area and a scenic valley ride to Taos

Visited October 2013
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“Beautiful views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

The mountain vistas were beautiful, but it seemed I was weaving around those curves forever. Lots of curves! I stopped to see the church in Chimayo. Very old and serene place. Other than that, the other little villages were quaint and somewhat run down but that added to the charm of taking the high road.

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“Off the Beaten Track”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

When you drive the a High Road to Taos, you feel like you are in the back of beyond when you are never very far from either Espagnola or Rancho de Taos. The little villages along the way have probably not changed much in 200 years or so. Be sure to stop T the Sanctuario in Chimayo to see worship pets collecting healing dirt from a hole in the earthen floor of the tiny chapel entered beside the main altar. Stop at the handicrafts cooperative in Trachas for high quality buys. Have a meal at Rancho de Chimayo on the way back. Be sure to stop at both Ortega's and Trujillo's weaving shops in Chimayo. The sweeping views of the high country are spectacular. The a high Road is a wonderful day trip out of either Santa Fe or Taos and especially beautiful in the Autumn when the aspens are golden yellow.

Visited May 2014
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