Every time you go home after an extended absence, you hit up your favorite watering holes and restaurants.
Every time I go to Taos after an extended absence, I go to the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge.
Dedicated in 1965, it’s the fifth highest bridge in the United States, and the Rio Grande River flows in the gorge 650 feet below.
It’s also near Taos Ski Valley and Wheeler, which at 13,661 feet above sea level is the tallest mountain in the state.
We visited the bridge after leaving Philmont and before eating a very late lunch — but that’s for later.