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. Using our international travel planner, Taos attractions like Rio Grande Gorge Bridge can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • October 4, 2017
    The gorge bridge seems to come from out of nowhere! Incredible views, especially when taking the trail for a short distance.  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    This is well worth the short drive out of town. Park on the side of the road or at the rest area and walk to the center of the bridge where you will be rewarded with truly spectacular views of the gor...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    Great view from the center of the bridge. Easy to find and parking is close by. Traffic wasn’t bad so crossing the road to other side was easy. Worth the short drive.  more »
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  • June 26, 2017
    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.
  • July 9, 2017
    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.
  • June 4, 2017
    Super cool bridge. But when you walk out on it you can feel it moving. Freeky.
  • June 27, 2017
    Beautiful! Love the hiking along the Gorge. The little park just of the highway near Taos has clean restrooms.
  • December 23, 2016
    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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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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