Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
New Mexico's Grand Canyon
10 miles north of Taos (you head out of town and turn left at the "blinking light"), the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, recently renovated in 2012, will give you a dizzying sense of vertigo and the opportunity to take pictures that will make you look like you majored in photography. 565 feet above the river, the span is over 600 feet long. In the distance, Wheeler Peak, the highest mountain in New Mexico, stands over 4,000 meters tall. But the numbers fade away in the brilliance of high desert air, so dry that you swear your vision just improved, and given the spiritual vibes in Taos, may well just have.
By Jennifer Ley, AFAR Local Expert
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