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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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  • By going the high road to Taos, you get to see many small towns and villages. You also have a great view while driving and there are many wonderful art shops and weaving shops to stop along the way. 
  • I had been coming to Taos for years before I tried the high road, and it was a welcome surprise. Take it in and take it out as the views are so different you might think it is two different roads. Don...  more »
  • Leaving Santa Fe on Rte. 84/285 the road takes you past several pueblo with their casinos. The road winds through the Taos Mountains and follows the Rio Grande River. There are many blind curves, so b...  more »