Red River Valley
Echanted Circle Scenic Byway
The 84-mile (135 km)
Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway makes a loop through Taos following four main highways:
The Hgh Road to Taos
Distance: 105 miles/170 KM
Driving Time: 2-1/2 hours from Santa Fe to Taos (no stops)
Trip Time: As there are so many interesting places to stop along the way, this trip can take from 4 to 7 hours. Please allow some extra time to enjoy this unique scenic byway and its tiny villages along the way.
From Taos Plaza, Hwy. 68 south to Ranchos de Taos; Hwy. 518 east; Hwy. 75 west to Peñasco; Hwy. 76 south to Trampas, Truchas, Cordova and Chimayó; Hwy. 68 south to Santa Fe; Hwy. 68 north to Española and Taos.
see this website: http://taos.org/trip-ideas/day-trips?/item/14/The-High-Road-Between-Santa-Fe-and-Taos
Wild Rivers Area of the Rio Grand Gorge
- Scenic Driving – The 13-mile, paved Wild Rivers Backcountry Byway provides visitors with access to the many scenic views and recreational opportunities in the Recreation Area.
see this website: http://www.blm.gov/nm/st/en/prog/recreation/taos/wild_rivers_rec_area.html