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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. Before you head to Taos, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Taos tour builder website , to make sure you see all that Taos has to offer, including High Road to Taos.
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  • Enjoyed the beautiful scenery and staying in Taos. Road follows the Rio Grande River. Enjoy sunset and small town.  more »
  • A little longer than the low road but we'll worth it, for the quaint towns and amazing vistas along the.way  more »
  • This is a 56 mile drive from Santa Fe and Taos. You see historical churches and pueblos. Even pass the Sipapu Ski run and snow capped mountains in the early spring and late fall (as well as autumn col...  more »

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Where to stay in Taos

Taos offers a wealth of accommodations right in town and in the surrounding area. Plenty of small inns, bed and breakfasts, and hotels lie in and around the business district, but your options greatly expand when you consider renting a small house or an apartment. Where you stay depends on what you come for. If you want to use Taos as a base for seeing local sites, opt for accommodation within the city limits. If you plan to spend most of your time in the mountains, the Valdez and Arroyo Seco areas are convenient. Staying between these areas and downtown puts you close to the Taos Pueblo Indian Lands.
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