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New Mexico Has A Grand Canyon And It’s Too Beautiful For Words

As you drive the 12 miles from Taos toward the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, the landscape gives little indication of what’s hidden below. You’d never guess that you’re approaching one of New Mexico’s natural wonders.

Taos is the town nearest to the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. Should you choose to extend your stay, you’ll find plenty of things to do in this area.

This monument is massive. To grasp its full scale, check out this aerial video. As you can see, the gorge is stunning in all seasons.

Have you visited this natural wonder in New Mexico? Few places can compete with the actual Grand Canyon, but the Rio Grande Gorge comes pretty close.

Juliet White
New Mexico staff writer for Only In Your State and freelance writer. A committed travel junkie, Juliet has lived on two continents, but believes that the sunsets in New Mexico are the best. She can be reached on Twitter @JulietWrites.