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High Road to Taos, Taos

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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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  • We loved driving this gorgeous road. The scenery is beyond spectacular, and it's much more enjoyable than taking a major highway. It's definitely worth it. Don't forget to pack snacks and water, as it...  more »
  • We drove the high road from Santa Fe to Taos on a bright, cool, sunny day. It is a fun, scenic, winding road with wonderful mountain views. The road is quite good and is safe to,drive. We went north o...  more »
  • I suppose if we had traveled this road in season, it would have been more exciting....but end March, not much was open. Best spot on the road was Chimayo..... only place we really even stopped. It is ...  more »