It was a brief visit, but during our stay in Santa Fe, we really wanted to return to Taos, which was a favorite on a long-ago trip to New Mexico.
The ride up is very scenic and twisty in parts and flat and boring high-speed highway in others. We didn’t stop until we entered the Rio Grande Gorge on NM 68, and then just to check out the river.
We rode through Taos to revisit one of New Mexico’s most amazing natural and man-made sights, the Rio Grande Gorge and Bridge. This steel wonder stands 650 above the river and the view is just spectacular! Those afraid of heights need not apply.
A quick video of the surrounding views from the bridge here. You can hear the crazy wind!
By this time we were famished, so we headed into town for lunch at a tiny place called La Cueva Cafe. Yum! Taco, Chile Relleno & enchilada with Christmas Chile (red & green) and chicken tacos, New Mexican style! 🌶
Last, but never least, we stopped at a place dear to our hearts, The Adobe Bar at the Taos Inn. On our very first trip together, 22 years ago, we came here for a one night stay. A few days later, after visiting Durango and Mesa Verde, we drove 4 extra hours to come back to the Adobe Bar for a nightcap. ❤
This time El Chupacabra was on the menu, yum! Pepper infused Sauza Blue Silver, triple sec, sweet and sour, fresh lime juice, and salt and pepper on the rim, OMG!
A little more strolling to counter the effects of the festive beverages before riding, and our lovely day in Taos came to an end. We’ll see you again one day, Taos!