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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  • Wow! What a view. Something to see at least once! Well worth the short trek outside of Taos. You won’t be sorry.  more »
  • #1 tourist attraction for our visitors. The view from the bridge is spectacular. The Rio Grande River lies way below in a rift. There is a visitor's center on the west side with good parking. This are...  more »
  • Chilly in February at the George........like it should be! Once you're there and walked mid-way across the bridge to the photo "station" overhang, the Bridge depth illuminates your expectations of it....  more »
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  • Loved our stop at the Rio Grande Gorge bridge. We happened along a group of big horn sheep right next to the bridge. The sheep only added to the gravitas and grandeur of the place. What a site to behold, the power of hundreds of years of water eroding the deep canyon in the middle of a flat mesa. Definitely worth a stop if you are in the area.
  • This was so cool! Imagine driving through the desert and seeing nothing nothing nothing and then all of a sudden a giant gorge. That's what this is like. There's a nice welcome center with bathrooms available in the warmer months. Views are awesome. There's no "safety railings" so... Watch out for people. 🙈 It was super windy when we were there but still awesome. Highly recommend this!!
  • Pull into the official highway Rest Stop on the west side at some point. Depending upon the time of day or such, there may be a row of local vendors with their beautiful crafts for sale. The vendors we're closing up before sunset, so I didn't get We took a walk across the bridge to read a couple Historical Markers, then back and managed to spot a small herd of what looked to me like only female wild sheep crossing from the northeast shadow-side of the bridge on the east edge (look for light ivory butts moving slowly), then on our way back they were on the sunny afternoon southeast side and eventually they went up on the plateau. Not sure, but it may be a near daily routine for them. Also, we met some nice people from far places on our fabulous leg-stretching walk.
  • While in Taos before heading home we decided to check this out. Got there and it was windy and cold. The designated parking area/site was closed so people were parking on the street. Pulled up and there was an lady set up on the side of the embankment selling native hamdmade jewelry. We walked onto the bridge and could feel it vibrate as cars drove past us and as we looked down we could see the height we were at. WOW..if your afraid of heights DON'T LOOK DOWN. Gets you kinda dizzy looking that far down but it's cool. We also could see goats on the rocks just hanging out. As we continued to walk you see ribbons and a typed up paper. The paper was a preventative measure someone hung to discourage jumpers/suicide attempts. You forget that something so beautiful can be such a tragic tool for someone to end their life. I couldn't fathom, however, it makes you think as you stand there how many people have taken their lives. Props to whomever put those up I'm sure it's saved a few lives...one can only hope. It was very beautiful site to see. If you're in the area go check it out.
  • Awesome views! Hold on to your hat. Incredibly windy. Small dogs get blown into the highway.
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