Taos, NM — North-central New Mexico has become one of my new favorite riding destinations, offering mountains, high desert, and several scenic byways.

Riding north from Albuquerque to Santa Fe, you’ll want to ride Turquoise Trail Scenic Byway; then you can take either the High Road to Taos Scenic Byway, or the River Road (sometimes called the Low Road to Taos), which takes you along the Rio Grande. I took the River Road going north, and the High Road coming back.

North of Taos, the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway is an 85-mile loop that takes you through the Sangre de Cristo mountains. It offers curvy roads and great scenery. I took the above photo near the beginning of Enchanted Circle, just as the road gets twisty as you enter the mountains.

For info on North Central New Mexico: www.newmexico.org/region/north-central/

Albuquerque tourism: http: www.itsatrip.org

Taos tourism: http://taos.org

New Mexico tourism: www.newmexico.org

 

About Glen Abbott
Glen Abbott is a Florida-based travel writer & photographer specializing in motorcycle touring and travel. He is regular contributor to Harley-Davidson's HOG Magazine, and his travel features appear regularly in motorcycle magazines and other publications.

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