I read the reviews, but decided to take the ride to see for myself. It was ok. Some of the views were nice & we got to see how some of the locals lived. The low road was better to me, but that's just me.
We drove thru right after an arctic blast but roads were well maintained and the day was sunny and clear . The views were spectacular as the snow glistened from every angle. Words cannot describe the beauty of this landscape on this day .
This drive and its counterpart the Low Road to Taos are both visually stunning. The High road to Taos takes you through Puebla, Chimayo, Chamisa, Vadito and Penasco plus some other smaller towns. These towns are not exactly Tourism hot spots, so don't expect a starbucks, what you can expect though is a winding road up through the mountains surrounded... 更多
Spent a week in NM and this was one of my favorite things. Beautiful views as you drive from Santa Fe to Taos. Do not rush or hurry. This drive is meant to be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Stop in Chimayo along the way and at any other spot that looks interesting. If possible make sure you do this... 更多
This was definitely one of the best things on my trip to New Mexico. The frequently changing vistas are so refreshing and breathtaking. After driving up to Chimayo from Santa Fe and experiencing desert and sandstone formations, the winding roads change the scenery through the alpine mountains and valleys. Number of villages dot the route and each has a gallery... 更多
While this takes a while longer, this is the way to absorb the local culture and find many small sites with great gifts. Chimayo is a mandatory stop. The Sanctuary is remarkable and there are many small, friendly shops. The Trading post is great, but also try the shop across the street (Medina's, I think) for some great chile batches.... 更多
Beautiful drive along a winding road with great scenery! We stopped at Santuario de Chimayo which was enchanting (get there early before the buses if you are a photographer) and also encountered some goats running down the road as their owner chased them!