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“Stopped as we headed into the Carson Natl. Forest.”

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Ranked #4 of 79 things to do in Taos
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

Was a good photo OP just walked out to the center of the Bridge and enjoyed the view. The drive thru Carson Natl. Forest was a very scenic drive.

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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

We drove to gorge about 5:30 pm. We anticipated possible big horn sheep sitings and saw a mother with 2 little ones and then another ram. They were far down the gorge but visible! This canyon sneaks up on one as we drove closer! Amazing experience!! When we left there were 2 ram about 200 yards away on top of gorge we loved this surprise siting!!

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Stop and take pics. Very breathtaking. You can park and walk across the bridge. One of a kind. Hold on to the handrail!

Thank Steven B
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge is a useful bridge as it shortens the route across Northern New Mexico. You can walk across it or go to the visitor's center and see the depth of the gorge, as well as rafters during high water season. I think it is spectacular. It is not the Grand Canyon, but has it's own appeal.
One thing I learned on the Trolley Tour that I had not realized is that the gorge was not formed like the Grand Canyon with water and erosion. The Rio Grande Gorge was formed when the earth's plates separated. I haven't checked out that information, but it's worth a visit.
The headwaters of the Rio Grande are in Colorado. Lake Amistad, shared by Mexico and the United States, is down on the border. Both places are worth a visit.

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Reviewed 17 June 2018

Park your car and walk back across the bridge. Yes, it sways a little and if you don't like heights, don't walk across. I made it half way and it was spectacular.

Thank myobsession
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