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The Rio Grande gorge is beautiful. You stand on this bridge and look down at a gorge of water. I have to admit the fences are quite open, I was really worried for my daughter and did not let go of her hand for a second while walking to the middle of it and back
Written Aug 10, 2010
It's best to make sure your auto is in tip top running condition before you decide on a road trip to this part of NM..the distance in between towns of any size is quite a lot and with the mountain passes you never know what might be just around the next bend..We encountered a snow storm the first week in October when we visited here so make sure you check weather conditions and keep your auto in good running condition if you are planning a road trip to this area. It's always best to prepare for the worst even if you don't expect it.
Written Feb 6, 2005
The traffic was awfully congested for a medium size mountain town. There was about a 50 car backup from the main intersection going into the plaza at one point. Almost reminded me of New Jersey traffic.
Written Jun 19, 2004
PARENTS WARNING: DO NOT SKI AT TAOS WITH YOUR KIDS UNLESS THEY ARE EXTREMELY EXPERIENCED. THE SO-CALLED 'GREEN' (EASY) SLOPES ARE MISLABELED - THEY ARE STEEP AND DANGEROUS. YOUR KIDS COULD BE SERIOUSLY INJURED OR KILLED.
My girlfriend and I recently went skiing in the Taos Ski Valley. As beginners, (It's been a long time since I've been skiing and this was her first time) we examined the Taos ski map carefully looking for 'green' (easy) trails to ski on.
Within minutes of leaving the ski lift, she was seriously injured on the so called 'easy' trails. To my shock, the 'easy' Toas slopes are extremely steep and dangerous. They do not even remotely resemble the slopes marked 'green' at the more honest resorts in the state to the north.
It's easy to understand why Taos Ski Valley mislabels the slopes as 'green.' If they disclosed the true difficulty of their slopes, beginners and parents skiing with their children would change their ski plans to a safe location. The truth is that Taos has no slopes a beginner should ski except for an extremely tiny and overcrowded bunny slope.
During the two hours that we were in the medical facility getting her treated, several children were admitted for serious injuries. One had a fractured femur. Another a broken spine. Furthermore, the facility was crowded beyond belief.
If you're a beginner or will be taking your kids skiing with you, avoid Taos like the plague.
Updated Aug 26, 2002
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