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The Low Road From Taos and Santa Fe

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Address: Taos, NM
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We took this road after a long day traveling from Santa Fe to Taos (via the High Road which was amazing), touring Taos and then the Pueblo. Our final point before hopping on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
chesley n
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took this road after a long day traveling from Santa Fe to Taos (via the High Road which was amazing), touring Taos and then the Pueblo. Our final point before hopping on the road was the Gorge Bridge (which is beautiful and worth it). So we went from. Roth to south. None of these reviews cover this portion of... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

But that's not an option. As you drive south from Taos, you notice on your right the gorge of the Rio Grande in the distance. A flat plain with a ragged cut in it. The plain and surrounding low mountains are lovely. The road gradually approaches the river and eventually drops into the gorge to run along side. Very pretty... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't go wrong on the drive from Taos to Santa Fe. Both roads are beautiful and have their own attraction. The low road still has amazing views of the mountains and stunning access to the river the entire drive. The high road has it's villages. Take your pick, drive them both a few times and find new things each... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After the spectacular, curvy ride up, the low road is welcome with longer stretches of still beautiful scenery but at twice the speed. You'll have to slow down to endure driving through a few ugly, casino-pocked towns, but the stretch past the Rio Grande was great! There are many areas where rocks fall and little has been done (netting, fences)... More 

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Aurora, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This road was equally beautiful as was the high road. We drove to Taos on the high road and back on the low road. This road is easier to drive than the high road as it is less windy and hilly. The road follows the Rio Grande River bed. The mountain and river views are spectacular. The return via the... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the beautiful scenery along the Rio Grande River. Also, the many small towns on the route.

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North Canton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I drove the High Road from Santa Fe to Taos and the Low Road back and both were lovely, albeit different, experiences. The latter had more open vistas of the mesas backed by the mountains as well as some beautiful views of the mountains themselves and the river running alongside the road. I would recommend both; together, they provide a... More 

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Pueblo, Colorado
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travel from Colorado to Santa Fe often. For the most part we take the High Road from Taos to Santa Fe but occasionally take the Low Road as we did on this trip. My partner remembers traveling this route with her parents and siblings many (many) years ago. The route along the river provides for great views any season.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

off the beaten path, very lovely drive between Taos and Santa Fe. The other way is nice too, but this one is truly special.

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

The Low Road from Taos to Santa Fe involves taking 68 out of Taos to 84 and into Santa Fe. It is quite a bit faster than the High Road but not as scenic. There are some beautiful views along the river. The ideal thing to do if time permits is to take the High Road up to Taos and... More 

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