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Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, Taos

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The steel bridge stretching across the Rio Grande Gorge, known as Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, is the seventh-highest bridge in the United States. This bridge has been featured in several motion pictures, including "Natural Born Killers" and "Terminator Salvation." Capture sweeping images on your camera, and get a close-up look at the gorge from the ideal vantage point of this bridge. If you have any last-minute shopping to do, several nearby vendors cater to visitors. With our online itinerary creator, Taos attractions like Rio Grande Gorge Bridge can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • If you are in the area the bridge is a must see. The scenery is beautiful & the bridge itself is pretty amazing. When you go be sure to walk out to the middle & look down at the Rio Grande. There is a...  more »
  • I always stop here, when in Taos. There's a good place to pull over. This has gotten busy; be careful people are getting hit by cars here. You are on a bridge on a busy state road. Deep gorge, canyon ...  more »
  • Visiting this bridge wasn't on our original list of things to see and do in New Mexico but given we were in Taos we realized it wasn't much further up the road. We made the 15 minute drive from Taos t...  more »
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  • The bridge is crazy high, we walked 1/4 of it and had to turn back when our knees start to shake. Nature is so magnificent. But humans too. Think about the people who built this incredible bridge.
  • Beautiful views. Park by the restrooms at the rest area and take the rim trail. The only problem was all the tacky vendors selling junk on the side of the road.
  • Super cool bridge. But when you walk out on it you can feel it moving. Freeky.
  • Beautiful! Love the hiking along the Gorge. The little park just of the highway near Taos has clean restrooms.
  • What a really incredible landmark. It was hard to grasp the full scale of the gorge beyond 'huge.' Definitely not somewhere to go if you aren't good with heights!! The only disappointment was the tourist bazaar West of the bridge where people peddled lots of trinkets and souvenirs although to some this may not detract from the experience.

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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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