I'll Take The Low Road

We drove this morning to Taos along the highly-touted high road. It's pretty cool. On the way back to Santa Fe, we took the faster but less-touted low road. In my opinion, this less-touted option -- running alongside the Rio Grande along the bottom of a vast gorge -- is actually much more interesting. Taking one way going and the other way going back is probably the smart play so it doesn't really matter, but I really do wonder what these high road advocates are thinking.