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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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  • I read the reviews, but decided to take the ride to see for myself. It was ok. Some of the views were nice & we got to see how some of the locals lived. The low road was better to me, but that's just ...  more »
  • If you have the time take this road between Taos & Santa Fe. Wonderful views, nice valley villages & make sure you visit the Ortega rug store in Chimayo. 
  • We drove thru right after an arctic blast but roads were well maintained and the day was sunny and clear . The views were spectacular as the snow glistened from every angle. Words cannot describe the ...  more »