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High Road to Taos

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Address: Taos, NM
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Private Tour: High Road to Taos from Santa Fe
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Do not miss the drive from Sante Fe to Taos!

We stayed in Sante Fe for a few days and decided to drive to Taos. The drive is approximately 90 minutes but so worth it. Start in the morning and take the high road. make your... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Karen S
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San Jose

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We decided to do a day trip from Santa Fe to Taos and back, had read much info online, started up the High Road as per instructions. Some of the views are indeed nice, but do not do this trip for possible shopping, very disappointing. Not many shops along the way, very few galleries. Had read about some of the... More 

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San Jose
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in Sante Fe for a few days and decided to drive to Taos. The drive is approximately 90 minutes but so worth it. Start in the morning and take the high road. make your first stop at Chimayo, a Roman Catholic Church which is a National Historic Landmark, built of adobe with a bell tower on each side.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful and unexpected views. Anyone staying in Sante Fe that does not drive this road has missed a great opportunity. The scenery is simply stunning.

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was very nice. We left from Taos and first went to rancho de taos, and then took the high road to chimayo and then back, since we had gone to santa fe the day before. Before you go download a tour guide which was easy to find online. You won't have cell service in many areas and you want... More 

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Thank mrsfriz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a day trip from Santa Fe to Taos with the kids. We took the high road going there. It is a wonderfully scenic drive through the mountains. The day we went there was very little traffic. Two minor inconveniences were you need to follow the signage because your phone won't get service in places and it adds about... More 

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Taos, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure when you come from Santa Fe you start at the beginning of the high road and not in the middle. It is a beautiful, peaceful and amazing drive. Beautiful views and lots of stops to take a closer look. Plan in a little extra time, especially when you hit the last stretch from Penasco to Taos. Breathtakingly beautiful.

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take your time and enjoy a step back to a slower way of life. Stop and enjoy the charm of Chimayo. Attend mass at El Santuario of Chimayo. It is a great day well spent.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drove the high road from Taos to Santa Fe. Very scenic drive through the mountains and high desert. Lots of small villages along the way with many opportunities to stop and shop or take photos. Route is only a few minutes longer than the low road, (more direct route) between the two cities.

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As someone who was not familiar with the High Road and the Low Road to Taos, I had no idea what to expect. To ease the minds of people like me, the High Road from Santa Fe involves taking route 84 to route 503 to route 76 to route 75 to route 518. That sound complicated, I know, but it's... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove this in a snow free early March, just as the cottonwoods were turning gold. Great views of the mountains, and I recommend taking side roads into some of the smaller towns (Cordova) just for a glimpse of the real New Mexico

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