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Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, Taos

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The steel bridge stretching across the Rio Grande Gorge, known as Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, is the seventh-highest bridge in the United States. This bridge has been featured in several motion pictures, including "Natural Born Killers" and "Terminator Salvation." Capture sweeping images on your camera, and get a close-up look at the gorge from the ideal vantage point of this bridge. If you have any last-minute shopping to do, several nearby vendors cater to visitors. Using our international travel planner, Taos attractions like Rio Grande Gorge Bridge can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We were lucky enough to see about 8 bighorn sheep and one was a ram with beautiful horns. Forgive the photo. I used the the phone the get a pic of my camera. Even without the sheep the bridge has...  more »
  • We pulled into the Gorge rest area and walked the bridge for stunning views of the gorge. An added bonus was a flock of female big horn sheep!  more »
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  • The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge is an interesting place to visit in you are not afraid of heights and are into cool bridges. The view from the bride and in general the surrounding area in interesting: you only notice the gorge when you are almost at the bridge, otherwise the whole place seems to be an endless flat-land. There are parking options on both sides of the bride, and sidewalks as well so you can walk through and enjoy the view.
  • The parking is gravel spot on the side of the road. There is plenty of room. The ground is not super level but I saw several senior citizens managing just fine. The walk across the bridge is a few minutes. There is room for a stroller which would probably be best if you have a baby. There are several lookout points that give you a few more feet of room for posing and picture taking. The view is amazing and 100% shocking to find a gorge like that.

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