I have been up here before but wanted to photograph the old missions churches in some of the towns like trampas and chimayo. It was more than I expected seeing these old Spanish mission churches and the scenic drive along the way. Highly recommend if you are in the area. Don't just drive Santa Fe to Taos go the high...
We really loved this trip. The kids enjoyed it and we liked all the places to stop. I can't remember how long it took us, but there was no whining from the kids as here was lots to see and enjoy along the way. Pack some snacks and have a road side picnic. Otherwise stop at one of the many...
Along this road depending on the time of the year there are many studios and galleries that are open and ready to sell.
Many times you will find locals selling baked goods and other food items as well.
Of course the drive by itself is worth it.
Before driving the High Road to Taos, it was something that I was looking forward to the most. Nothing is greater than a scenic drive. We started the drive, leaving Taos, in the morning. At first, the drive was not all that interesting. There were a few good views here or there, but it wasn't anything spectacular. As we continued...
If you love driving, watching spectacular scenery, and stopping in tiny historic towns to visit churches and shops, then this is it. The more direct route between Santa Fe and Taos is scenic too, but not on the scale of the High Road.