Take the High Road!
The High Road Art Tour, now in its 20th year, is one of the most renowned art tours in the Southwest and an opportunity to encounter some of New Mexico’s most outstanding artists.
The High Road to Taos Scenic Byway is a lovely, winding road through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains between Santa Fe and Taos. It offers magnificent vistas of snow-capped peaks, alpine meadows, and charming traditional Spanish and Pueblo villages.
Many High Road Artists exhibit regularly at museums throughout the nation and world, have been award winners at Spanish Market and other prestigious venues, and have works included in public permanent collections from the University of New Mexico to the Smithsonian.
During the last two weekends of September, High Road Artists and Artisans open their studios to the public. Some are open throughout the year, and some only during the tour weekends. Along the scenic 30-mile route you’ll find traditional and contemporary art forms, pottery, weaving, retablos, paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry, and more. Tour brochures with maps are located at tourist venues, information centers, and hotels.