The High Road to Taos
Adobe churches and mountain views: "The High Road" to Taos
If you take "The High Road" from Santa Fe north to Taos, you're in for plenty of mountain vistas and old adobe churches; plan to stop frequently. Spaniards founded villages here in the 17th and 18th centuries--their northernmost reach into the southernmost spur of the Rocky Mountains. Their adobe churches remain. The most noteworthy in this region of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains are: the Santuario in Chimayó (built in 1814), the Mission in Truchas (1764), Las Trampas' San José de Gracia (1751), and San Francisco de Asis in Ranchos de Taos (1772).
By Joseph Cyr, AFAR Local Expert
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