The drive through the mountains and small towns was beautiful. We took it from Taos on our way to spend the day in Santa Fe. A must stop is Chimayo, beautiful mission church. The drive contrasts mountains to the high desert. We enjoyed it so much we returned to Taos on the same route.
Took this route up to Taos rather than going straight up the Rio Grande valley. The scenery is spectacular but the only place worth stopping (imo) is Chimayo for the lovely Santuario de Chinatown and the splendid reredos. The other villages en route - Truchas and Las Trampas are not really up to snuff.
This is such a neat and beautiful road to get between Taos and Santa Fe and Chimayo. There are a number of neat little villages, churches and cemeteries to explore. It's all paved, so there are no troubles driving, even in the rain.
Took the night road on the trip from Albuquerque to Taos. Many small towns. No services seen except for a random gas station near Taos. Don't expect to find places to eat. Found a single rest stop in Carson Nat'l Forest that had a bathroom. Quite the trip sightseeing-wise.
I did it a few years ago.....Just had to do it again...with a couple of new friends. Just one thing: Watch very carefully signs and directions... We ended up a couple of times in "dead ends roads"!!! Once you passed this issue you are in for incredible sightseeings....DO IT!!
We have taken the high road to Taos several times and have enjoyed the views. We get onto the high road from the city of Espanola via highway 76. This route is meant to be "savored", since often the speed limit is 40 mph. If you are looking for a quick route to Taos, this is not recommended. If you... 更多
This is one of my favorite drives. It meanders through the Sangre de Cristo mountains and valleys. Along the way you see historic churches, little new Mexican villages, and Beautiful clay-colored hillsides dotted with piñon pine bushes. Stop in Truchas to visit some of the individual artist galleries, as well as a gallery featuring local artist and crafts people, called... 更多
Fun to see lilacs in the high mountain country in late April. Snow capped mountains a plus. Also fun to see Truchas, one of the sites used in the film The Milagro Bean Field War. Makes me want to see the movie again.