Welcome to Enchanted Circle
Unplug, sit back, unwind and absorb the beauty. Comprising Hwys 522, 38 and 64, this scenic, looping 83-mile byway is generous with its views – crystalline lakes, pine forests draped with feldspar, alpine highlands rising to Wheeler Peak and rolling steppes carpeted with windswept meadows. You'll understand why they call it the Enchanted Circle as soon as you start driving. To fully experience its sublime natural nuances, though, ride it on a bike. In warm weather, the heady combination of spectacular scenery and challenging altitude entices cyclists from all over the world.
The site www.enchantedcircle.org has information about events along the route. Fill your gas tank in Taos, where it's cheaper, and allow at least a full day to make the journey.