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High Road to Taos, Taos

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Scenic Drive Tourist Spot
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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  • Our pilgrimage journey starting in Santa Fe and concluding in Penasco was mostly on the High Road to Taos. We walked on the opposite side of the road inorder to see on-coming vehicles. The views were ...  more »
  • We enjoyed the vistas, picturesque church and small shops along the way. I found a great woven wool vest at Ortega's weaving shop and an interesting selection of books at the gift shop next door. A tr...  more »
  • It's a slower drive than the highway through some very interesting small towns with artists and galleries and lots of excellent scenery. The road is well marked with signs. There is a lot of culture a...  more »