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Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

US 64, 10 miles west of Taos, Taos, NM
+1 575-751-8800
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“west side” (118 reviews)
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US 64, 10 miles west of Taos, Taos, NM
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+1 575-751-8800
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Reviewed yesterday

A great place to visit and enjoy the view. The bridge shakes when car drive over it. A few vendors on the side. Don't get coffee from the bus it is terrible but the chai tea was good. Just a short drive from Taos for...More

Thank Carla W
Reviewed yesterday

The first time I crossed this on a bike I stopped in the middle and got off and looked around (no traffic). Nowdays there is a rough parking area at the end of the bridge and vendors with pottery and jewelry and sometimes ice cream...More

Thank BrotherSid
Reviewed yesterday

There are easy hikes along both rims of the gorge and plenty of parking and restroom services along the rest stop near the bridge. This is a must stop for the budget/nature traveler.

Thank pgreer
Reviewed 2 days ago

To look across the horizon you would never know this was there. We drove across the bridge with people lining the sides of the bridge and saw the view of the gorge. THEN we walked out. OMG!! I am terrified of heights and was perfectly...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's deep. There's a bridge. You can walk out onto the bridge. We were in town, was 7 miles out. Not sure what else to say here. Lol

1  Thank JRLove
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are in Taos it is really a must to view this amazing geologic wonder! The views are spectacular....Enjoy the roadside vendors and coffee bus for the full experience!

Thank Mel M
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were driving from CO to Taos and didn't even know this bridge was here. We noticed people gathering on it and slowed down to check it out. It was beautiful, we turned around and parked to fully check out the site. Be prepared, it...More

1  Thank cstallwitz
Reviewed 6 days ago

While the bridge is not very long, you can walk across and back safely and get quite a long stretch view of the colorado river. Just past the bridge on the southwest side is a picnic area with covered spots.

1  Thank sereus448
Reviewed 6 days ago

If this gorge was in many other parts of the country, it wouldn't be seen by most people as something you cross just to get into the north end of Taos. The structure itself is beautiful (although when we were there major construction was going...More

Thank Trainman334
Reviewed 1 week ago

Go early to avoid the crowds. Vendors selling jewelry & leather goods line up along the end of the bridge. The parking area is small & rough. Just above the parking area is a very convenient rest stop with great views of the bridge. Stop...More

1  Thank NSimoneL
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PatriciaElaine32605
12 July 2017|
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Response from Jeanne P | Reviewed this property |
Yes you do not pay to view the bridge. I agree that I would have your dog on a leash because cars zoom by while you are walking on a narrow sidewalk.
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John S
18 March 2016|
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Response from wbtbismarck |
I would suggest driving to the John Dunn bridge which is a few miles upstream and allows you to actually put your feet in the water without climbing down a trail. The drive is very bumpy, mostly gravel, but very beautiful.
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Ginger F
5 February 2016|
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Response from Thomas S | Reviewed this property |
No There is no cost of any kind unless you choose to buy something from some of the local vendors that set up portable booths near the bridge. Nice little rest stop on the West end which is where most of the photos are... More
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