It's a dizzying experience to see the Rio Grande 650 feet underfoot, where it flows at the bottom of an immense, steep rock canyon. In summer the reddish rocks dotted with green scrub contrast brilliantly with the blue sky, where you might see a hawk lazily floating in circles. The bridge is the second-highest suspension bridge in the country. Hold on to your camera and eyeglasses when looking down. Shortly after daybreak, hot-air balloons fly above and even inside the
gorge. There's a campground with picnic shelters and basic restrooms on the west side of the bridge.
U.S. 64, 8 mi west of Jct. with NM 522 and NM 150, Taos, New Mexico, 87571, USA
Nov 1, 2005
To experience this gorgeous bridge, you must get out of the car and walk it. Best place to view the bridge is from the rest area just south west of the bridge. The sun will shine on the Rio Grande at the bottom of the gorge in mid-day and the color of the canyon will change as the sun swings across the canyon. Simply gorgeous.