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The Low Road From Taos and Santa Fe

Taos, NM
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Nice Drive

We took the low road from Sante Fe into Taos and was glad we did. The road runs along side the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
broomhilda04
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Jacksonville, FL
Better the High Road

Low road was much easier and quicker than the high road. Visually appealing as it wanders along the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
undertaker01
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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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  • Average8%
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“beautiful drive” (32 reviews)
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Taos, NM
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the low road from Sante Fe into Taos and was glad we did. The road runs along side the river and had some beautiful views. We liked this route better than the high road which we took on our return. There was road...More

1  Thank broomhilda04
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Low road was much easier and quicker than the high road. Visually appealing as it wanders along the Rio Grande. From it you can go to Abiquiu, the Ghost Ranch, Tribal areas and simply drive out onto the southwestern landscape anywhere along the road. More...More

1  Thank undertaker01
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This trip to Taos, we drove the High Road there and took the Low Road back. There is road construction about 30 minutes south of Taos going on right now. The road is down to one lane, with a truck that leads a long line...More

Thank LynninNM
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

The “Low Road to Santa Fe” is the dirt road that runs along side the Rio Grande River and my favorite way to drive to Santa Fe from Taos. Heading South on US Hwy 64 there are a number of places to get onto this...More

Thank David M
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

We really enjoyed the ride in our car out of the canyon after our horseback riding at Cieneguilla Stables

Thank OurAdventureBook
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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Shuffle Drive but that's another reviewer recommended take the low road up to Taos and the high highroad back. There was one section that was closed to one lane should have to wait for a guide vehicle to take you down to one lane. It...More

Thank gtratthelake
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is a well-kept road that follows the narrow Rio Grande River for most of an hour of driving time. There are occasional wineries to stop at, a popular BBQ hut (in good weather), seasonal roadside produce, a tourist information center, and a lot of...More

1  Thank VN F
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

I live in Santa Fe (used to live in Taos and still go often) and every single time I come out of the gorgeous canyon with the Rio Grande running alongside the road in all its glory, my breath is taken away by the grand...More

3  Thank Naimalha
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

This drive is very scenic and we ended up doing part of it twice! However the part close to Taos has some terrible construction right now. It added about an extra 30 min onto our drive waiting for the pilot car to take us through...More

1  Thank Erin B
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

It's a beautiful drive along the river. Great view and scenery. Enjoyed every mile of the drive. Plenty of turnout places.

Thank MileHighJacket
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latimer13
14 August 2017|
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Response from BlueridgeCharlie | Reviewed this property |
All paved, easy drive.
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Judy H
26 January 2017|
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Response from M0minga | Reviewed this property |
There are two traditional long-standing weaving shops in Chimayo--Ortega's (bigger one) and Trujillo's which I prefer because it's smaller, family-owned and staffed, and more personal.
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Judy H
13 January 2017|
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Response from William L | Reviewed this property |
Head north on US 84/285 and turn right on NM 503 where the "High Road" to Taos begins. Take NM 503 to NM 76. Follow NM 76 to Chimayó, a traditional weaving village with galleries featuring work by award-winning weavers. Here... More
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