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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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  • Beautiful countryside that takes you from Espanola to Taos through magnificent New Mexico. This route adds about 30-45 minutes to the low road, which is also beautiful! 
  • The road is windy and there is a little mud and rocks from time to time. The scenery is excellent. The dichotomy between the richness of Santa Fe and the abject poverty in the little towns and village...  more »
  • We drove the High Road from Taos to Santa Fe on Halloween day. Took our time and stopped to take lots of photos along the way. Autumn leaves were in full color and it was very beautiful. Not hard to n...  more »