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Enchanted Circle Drive, Taos

#1 of 12 in Scenic Drive in New Mexico
Scenic Drive · Tourist Spot
Loop around Wheeler Peak on Enchanted Circle Drive and take in all the natural wonders that alter the landscape along the way. The route covers 133.6 km (83 mi) over mountains and through forests. You can explore an ancient Native American village at Taos or take part in outdoor activities around every bend, including balloon rides, mountain biking, horseback riding, hiking, and skiing. If you have time, consider straying off the main road to catch sights like the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. Put Enchanted Circle Drive into our Taos travel route planning site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Taos.
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  • This is a really nice drive in the mountains near taos. We came from Phoenix where it was almosr 100 and we were so surprised when it started snowing! In May! Hadn’t seen snow in a long time, took...  more »
  • Just a drive. Red River and Eagles Nest are nice. From Taos to Eagles Nest, just a road. Could have spent my time better somewhere different.  more »
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