New Mexico

Taking the Low Road to Taos from Santa Fe

Following the winding Rio Grande up into the mountains is the highlight of this drive north. The route begins past the modern town of Española, passing into a narrowing canyon and finally emerging at the point where the high plains meet the mountains. This dramatic arrival makes it the better route for heading north to Taos; you can then loop back south via the high road.

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Tim Hull (Moon Southwest Road Trip)

A resident of Arizona for then 40 years, Tim Hull has been road tripping around the American Southwest since he was old enough to drive legally. As a news reporter and freelance writer for the past 20 years, Hull has written about the history, politics, environment and culture of the Southwest for newspapers, magazines and websites.

His family’s roots in the region run deep, beginning in the 1870s when his maternal great, great grandfather opened a doctor’s office in Prescott, Arizona. Hull currently resides in Tucson, Arizona, and in his spare time he travels the world with his wife and writes fiction.

Tim is also the author of Moon Arizona & the Grand Canyon and Moon Tucson.