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Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

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A hidden gem

Well worth the drive up to see this, one of the best views of the whole vacation, beautiful and... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2018
thomas v
Louisville, Kentucky

Obviously, some fantastic, impressive, breathtaking views. For one with vertigo, it was quite an... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2018
United States
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Highway 378, Cerro, NM North of Questa, Taos, NM 87556
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

Well worth the drive up to see this, one of the best views of the whole vacation, beautiful and wild.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank thomas v
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Obviously, some fantastic, impressive, breathtaking views. For one with vertigo, it was quite an experience. One which I thoroughly enjoyed!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ugausa
Reviewed 23 October 2018

This is treasured by all Taosenos who worked so hard to get it protected. It is filled with important geology, important archeology and important traditional uses like pinon nut gathering, hunting, wood gathering, and unique plant, bird and wildlife. A must see

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

On a whim we took this turn off on our way through the enchanted drive. Very fortunate. The National Park is huge with many vantage points along the way to get up close to the gorge and hike the area. You really get an appreciation...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank fnct
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

This is a huge site. There are many driving, walking and hiking trails. You’ll find something for beginners all the way to experts. The views are amazing, offering many photo ops. You can spend an hour or two, or make a day of it.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Beautiful scenery-stop at the information center-beautiful view from there; a lot of good information,too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank travelady56
Reviewed 14 September 2018

We love this drive and its a great shortcut to miss the traffic into and out of Taos! The drive along the river give you a chance to pull over and fish or play, and then the twisting road to the top gives great views...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carol W
Reviewed 7 September 2018

This monument, in spite of its closeness to Questa and Taos, feels more remote. There are several scenic campgrounds, each with only a few sites, which adds to the feeling of solitude. From the campgrounds/sites one has a view of the Rio Grande or the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank msm092015
Reviewed 2 August 2018

We visited the Monument and had a great time with a group of 10 scouts. We stayed at the Rio Bravo Campground. The camp host Randy was an amazing man. Not just to talk to but with good knowledge of the area. He kept the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank James14960768
Reviewed 13 July 2018

The view from the overlook is worth the drive. There are hiking trails to the bottom of the canyon. It is a wild, unpopulated area unlike the rest area to the south.We went in the summer in a front wheel drive SUV. Take food and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank D C
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12 October 2018|
Response from Dan G | Reviewed this property |
south unit has lots of unpaved roads, DO NOT drive across the river on the unpaved ones, too rough. North unit (north of Taos) is all paved easy for any vehicle
14 March 2017|
Response from toelle | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is signage and there are maps available at the visitor's center, which is not always open, and at pay stations along the paved road.