Day Trip - Taos, NM

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Taos, NM

The trip from Navajo Dam to Taos passes through some of the highest and most beautiful country in New Mexico.  In the stretch from Tierra Amarilla to Tres Piedras you will pass through high country including passes over 10,000 feet in elevation.  There are beautiful vistas and panoramic views.  From Navajo Dam travel east on NM 511 to the spillway on top of Navajo Dam and make a hairpin turn to the right onto NM 539.  Follow NM 539 south across the top of Navajo Dam and coutinue as it winds and curves its way to US 64.  You will stay on US 64 all the way to Taos.  About 10 miles northwest of Taos, you will cross the Rio Grande at Rio Grande Gorge, a long span truss bridge 650 feet above the Rio Grande River.  This is one of the most beautiful bridges in the country.