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Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

US 64, 10 miles west of Taos, Taos, NM
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  • Average7%
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“rest area” (234 reviews)
“west side” (129 reviews)
“both sides” (110 reviews)
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US 64, 10 miles west of Taos, Taos, NM
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved loved loved this. I chanced upon this on my drive to the Earthships and was so glad I did. The views were spectacular, not only from the carpark, but along the bridge as well. Super clear freezing cold day - and just perfect! Wow!

Thank trinybop
Reviewed 6 days ago

I guess we are spoiled by other places like Grand Canyon so it is always underwhelming to us even though we always stop on our way into or out of Taos. The bridge though, is an engineering feat. The gorge will be very impressive to...More

Thank MaryEllenM27
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was told by the local hotel manager of the great photos that can be captured from the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. He recommendations were spot on. :-)

Thank Marty L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We never thought we'd get to the site but when we did it was beautiful. Great views of what a river can do over the ages. Good hiking during the cooler months. Good photo opportunities.

Thank pamela2340
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views of the landscape and how this river has carved into the earth are incredible. We saw Mountain sheep - rams along the southeastern side...about ten. Parking is available on the western side at the national park. There is a lot on the southeastern...More

Thank Edwin H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice pictures. Went at sundown and walked across the bridge. Saw wild ram horn sheep. Beautiful scenery. Only negative is access/parking. Not easy for older visitors to make the hike. Rest area close but no real path from parking area. There are trails but...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you get tired of shopping in Taos, visiting the Rio Grande Bridge gives you the chance to get out of town for some fresh air, and to stretch your legs. It is a little bit of a walk to get from the parking area...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here on a day trip from Albuquerque, the drive there and back was beautiful over the mountains and through the woods. We parked at the rest area and walked across the bridge, it was awesome and breathtaking.

Thank Nina L
Reviewed 1 week ago

A free attraction, the bridge is over 600 feet above the Rio Grande. It does make the heart beat faster however!

Thank mvann4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Know there is a parking lot and rest rooms West of the Gorge and South of highway 64. For the best photos and views walk across the bridge on the North side so the sun will be at your back.

Thank SteveHereNow
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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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