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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  • As your drive to the bridge, you might see just a little bit of the gorge rim. Then you get to the bridge and WOW what a view. It was amazing to be able to walk over the bridge. One of the highlights ...  more »
  • I was going to Taos and was surprised when in the middle of the road you get this stunning Gorge. I drove buy slowly and was not able to park and walk back because I am too afraid of heights to walk i...  more »
  • The Gorge is a pretty awesome sight. We got halfway over the bridge; I am not a fan of heights. I was highly amused looking for the rams tucked in the side of the cliff.  more »
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  • 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.
  • You can drive over the gorge and see it just fine. But the real experience is parking at either end of the bridge, getting out of the car and walking the bridge. Some days there are folks selling hand crafted goods in one of the parking lots - lots of native and southwestern influenced jewelry and art. Place is crazy, don't miss it unless you're afraid of heights. In that case you should probably stay in the car.
  • I had not been here in several years and the view never disappoints. What’s nice is the fact the state put in a rest stop on the west side of the bridge which has a lot of parking, picnic tables that are covered and restrooms as well. Their are vendors that are selling trinkets in the rest area as well. Make sure to take a jacket as the winds can be chilly blowing through there.
  • One of the most beautiful sights I’ve ever seen. Well worth a detour. The rest stop is also pretty clean and maintained.
  • Unbelievably breathtaking. Fantastic Rest Area nearby to park your car. All should see this!

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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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