Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, Taos

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  • We only heard about this from a ranger in Red River--otherwise we would have just bypassed seeing it. Some of the things I read about it did not give it the high value of places to see that it should ...  more »
  • Visited in December 2017, no snow, but it was gorgeous view. We drove a little further down from the bridge and took the dirt road up out of the canyon to the top. The scenes looked like something str...  more »
  • So unfortunately my wife thought this path could get us to Ojo Caliente but the road up the mountain isn’t suitable for Mustang GT’s. The bonus was we saw this area and then headed back another hour i...  more »
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  • If you walk across the Rio Grand Gorge Bridge you are most likely not afraid of heights. You never know what you will see around here. There is often a market with many of the pueblo residents on the north side of the highway and the west side of the river. Many wonderful treasures can be found here from osha root, hand crafted knives, and handbags to beautiful turquoise jewelry and food trucks.
  • If you can walk a mile, you have to see this place. Even if you're not up for hill climbing or a 5 mile hike, you can walk on we'll kept trails on the valley floor and get a feel for this amazing place that has been inhabited for 10,000 years. If you get the opportunity to visit, take it. If you're up for longer hikes there's plenty more to see.
  • Goodness to grace, that top to bottom view bout tripped my gizzard. I was not prepared to get that vertigo chill, but I guess I had to walk on into the sky to know. Really got the willies looking so far down that drop to the water. It just ain't natural to be there, defying gravity and such. But I was sure glad for the bridge and to be able to cut so many miles off. Just next time, I am crossing on an empty stomach.
  • Looks like a construction site with no work being done. The 2 stars are for the natural beauty of the gorge. This is the bridge that is famous for being in movies. Natural Born Killers, Paul and several other movies have been made here. One of the tallest bridges in the world.
  • Great views. Breathtaking really. Nature rules with great power and you can see that here and feel small again.
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