One of the Most Scenic Drives In America Is Right Here In New Mexico

New Mexico is full of natural beauty and scenic drives, but one road has recently received some much-deserved national attention. Gas up the car and get ready for an unforgettable road trip.

The High Road to Taos Scenic Byway twists and turns through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. It runs from Santa Fe to Taos, through desert, mountains, and some of the most beautiful scenery in the state.

The beautiful scenery isn’t the only thing that draws travelers to this road. Along the way, visitors drive through charming villages, full of adobe houses, historic churches, and Indian pueblos. This environment is like a magnet for artists and artisans, and you will find many artists colonies to explore along the way.

Don’t miss the famous churches in Chimayó and Las Trampas, the woodcarvers of Córdova, or the breathtaking peaks of Truchas. In fact, just take a whole day and stop in as many places as possible. The road is about 70 miles long, so be sure to fill your tank before you head out.

Take a look at some of the sights along the High Road to Taos:

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Want to take the scenic route? Check out these 9 Scenic Drives That Will Make You Fall In Love With New Mexico.