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High Road to Taos, Taos

Categories: Scenic Drives, Tourist Spots, Outdoor Activities
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4.2/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
Take a drive along High Road to Taos, the scenic byway between Santa Fe and Taos, for a beautiful tour of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and historic villages. If you're interested in natural wonders, stop along the way to enjoy views of forests, mountains, and high desert. The road also winds through Pueblo Indian and Spanish Land Grant villages, where you can explore remnants of Old Spain and visit galleries. As you wander the villages, take in the scenery, talk to the locals, purchase authentic crafts, or pop into a restaurant for a bite to eat. On the way back, you might try the Low Road, which goes along the Rio Grande River. Plan your High Road to Taos visit and explore what else you can see and do in Taos using our Taos trip itinerary maker.
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  • This is the long way to get to Taos, but it also has great scenery and little towns to stop in. We stopped in Chimayo to visit the Native America weaving shops. They offer blankets, vests, rugs and ot...  read more »
  • We took this road back to Santa Fe after visiting Taos. It was off and on rainy but still well worth the drive. Very interesting small towns and even a few galleries and shops on the way. Recomended. 
  • Yes it is the longer way to Taos, but worth the drive. Many sites and interesting stops along the way. Allow half a day to visit the many roadside attractions, that's wht your going this way. 
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