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“Beautiful Scenery”

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
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El Paso, Texas
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802 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
“Beautiful Scenery”
Reviewed 28 November 2013

Unbelievable vista from the middle of the bridge. We also went to the rest stop on the north side of the bridge, walked the trail and found another incredible vantage point. Well worth the drive from Taos. Would love to see the gorge in the spring or the summer.

Visited November 2013
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Albuquerque, NM
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“A must see.”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

I especially recommend the hiking trail on the west side, starting from rest area and heading south. We saw a herd of bighorns. Spectacular views go gorge and mountain ranges. Easy walking or mountain biking.

Visited November 2013
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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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“Great vistas”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

Either direction offers a parking lot just steps from the bridge. Vendors offer jewelry, rocks, and food in both lots. Walk across or stop in the middle at the lookout and you'll have terrific views. The drop is far so some visitors were holding on very securely, be prepared to move around people.

Visited June 2013
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Taos, New Mexico
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“Top of the "to do" list in Taos”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

If you can only do one thing in Taos, this is the thing to do. Just walking across this bridge is an adventure, never mind going to the railing and looking down. Many years ago, when my Dad visited, we went to the bridge and he took one look and went to the middle of the road (there was no traffic) and walked there. I find it easier to fly over than to walk across.

Visited October 2013
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Austin, Texas
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“More Than Just a Bridge”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge offers a spectacular view of both the Taos Mountains and the Rio Grande. It is a little scary, especially when the 18 wheelers and larger trucks come across and cause the bridge to sway and shake. However, the view from the bridge is spectacular and worth a little bit of fear. I am surprised that other reviewers say this is just good for a short stop. My husband and I spent 3 hours here hiking along the top ridge of the gorge on well-marked, flat paths. This is an easy hike suitable for various fitness levels. However, be warned that there are no barriers between the edge of the top ridge and the bottom of the gorge, so you must be very careful when walking close to the edge. I do not recommend walking this path with small children or children who are prone to wander.

To get to the hiking trail, park in the parking lot at the end of the bridge and walk up a small hill where you will see signs marking the begining of the path. We hiked about 3 miles in and 3 miles back, stopping along the way to enjoy the changing view of the gorge and the bridge, talk with other hikers and play with a tarantula. Don't miss the hike, you'll be glad you did it.

Visited November 2013
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