Rio Grande Gorge Visitor Center

Where to Meet for the Taos Box and the Float- Rio Grande Gorge Visitor Center Directions

Rio Grande Gorge Visitor Center

The Rio Grande Gorge Visitor Center is approximately 29 miles north of Espanola on NM Hwy 68. It is North of Rinconada, 5 miles past the County Line in the town of Pilar, across the Hwy. from the Pilar Yacht Club. Please park along the fence and look for our Kokopelli van.

The GPS coordinates for the Rio Grande Visitor Center are, +36.682499, -105.673607

From Santa Fe, take St. Francis Drive north; this will turn into Highway 84/285 toward Pojoaque/Espanola. Once in Espanola, stay straight; the road will become highway 68 north towards Taos. Continue north on highway 68 for approximately 29 miles.  Turn right into the Rio Grande Visitor parking lot. Please allow about 1 hour and 15 minutes for travel time.

From Taos, take Highway 68 South to mile marker 29. Turn left into the Rio Grande Visitor Center parking lot. Please give yourself about 30 minutes for travel time.

From Albuquerque, take I-25 North toward Santa Fe. Get off at the St Francis Dr exit. Drive north on St Francis Dr; this will turn into Highway 84/285 toward Pjoaque/Espanola. Once in Espanola, stay straight; the road will become highway 68 north towards Taos. Continue north on Highway 68 for approximately 29 miles. Turn right into the Rio Grande Visitor Center parking lot.  Please give yourself about 2 hours and 10 minutes for travel time.