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Rio Grande Gorge Bridge Tours

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Spanning the Rio Grand, the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge is among the highest bridges in the US. The gorge is surrounded by desert cliffs and volcanic lands, and the Rio Grande winds through  it for 74 miles across the state of New Mexico. Once covered in lava by from nearby erupting volcanoes, the river flowed after a rift valley was formed by a geological separation in the earth’s crust. Part of it is the first designated National Wild and Scenic River, and it is a scenic spot to take part in water activities such as kayaking and whitewater rafting.

Outside of boating and fishing, hiking and biking are also popular outdoor activities in or around the gorge. The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge is the second highest bridge on the U.S. Highway system, with scenic views from high above on its observation platform. In some sections it drops more than 800 feet in depth. Views from the West Rim Trail (beginning on the west side of the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge) are particularly dramatic.

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The two best sections for visiting the gorge are its National Wild and Scenic portion, which begins at the New Mexico/Colorado state line, and from the gorge bridge. Taos is the town nearest to the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. There’s also a Rio Grande Gorge Visitor Center located in Peñasco. River levels vary year-round.
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Taos Private Tour

Taos Private Tour

From the comfort of your vehicle, your ride-along private guide brings to life the top sites of Taos: Taos Pueblo Native American village and UNESCO World Heritage Site, picture-perfect Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, historic and quaint Taos Plaza, funky and famous Earthship neighborhood, or any four stops of your choice on your private, custom tour. Hear stories from an experienced and personable local guide. *included: admission fees Offered daily.
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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