Locals Recommend

Experience the rich multi-cultural heritage that is Taos with tips from these Taoseños and Taoseñas.

Cultural Adventures:

 "Taos is the reason I fight for land and water issues. I personally identify land and water as the most important issues globally and in New...

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"There is an almost tribal vibe to Taos that I find extremely attractive. There is very little pretense in this community. Taos is also a...

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"The women of the family would spend the day cooking, laughing, praying . . . and at the end of the day, serving the food to our family and...

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"With an open heart, one can encapsulate the environment, spirituality, and culture of this community – everything that makes Taos what it...

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"Being Tourism Director is the perfect position from which to educate about Taos Pueblo, its values, that it is a living community committed...

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"Taos Pueblo is a learning center. They teach how to be good stewards of the earth. They are a very caring people."

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 Creative Adventures:

In 1980, Luis attended a large exhibit of his grandfather’s work in Santa Fe, and knew that his destiny was to follow in his footsteps.

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“One man’s junk is another man’s treasure. While taking long walks, the litter along the way grated on me. I began picking up the...

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"For years I’ve done portraits of the annual Taos Fiesta Queens and their courts. It is important to me to support and pay homage to these...

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“Listening to chamber music performed by skilled musicians takes me on an inner journey, an adventure that is a unique collaboration between...

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"Like clay, glass is an art form that combines the four elements of fire, water, wind and earth. It is a pretty complex choreography, ...

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Brandon is inspired by the big questions in life, such as "Who are we? Where are we going? Where did we come from?"

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"My business model of 2-3 students at a time . . . . Coupled with the artistic stimulus that Taos is famous for – its galleries and studios –...

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“Teaching aerials and stilt walking is always so magical and transformative for all involved, myself included.”

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"The inspiration for my work, and the center of my family's life, is the natural beauty of Taos."

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"Taos is a place where I can raise my family, breathe in the mountain air, and wander in the wide open spaces. It is my inspiration. “

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“I've been in Taos for 29 years. I came here initially to get away from a crazy world and work in peace, where I could have contact with...

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Logan offers a terrific experiential introduction to the ancient Japanese art form of Raku in 2-½ hour classes.

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Taos painters Jim Cox, Leigh Gusterson, and Michelle Chrisman share their passion with other artists through small intimate workshops in the...

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Active Adventures:

 "I am what I am because of Taos . . . A place where my seven brothers and sisters have all flourished despite strikingly different...

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“After stumbling upon Taos a dozen years ago, we’ve returned to visit every year since. We finally moved and spent this summer discovering...

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"Witnessing the sunrise on the mountain at Taos Ski Valley at the beginning of the day helps me remember why I live here.”

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"Sometimes I am in huge pain from pushing my body to its limits but then I look at the surrounding beauty and notice the pain less; I even...

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"After riding across Europe and experiencing the warm welcome cyclists received there, I was determined to offer that to people in...

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“Taos embraces the wild side of me. Taos offers me the opportunity to make a living in connection with the land and the water, and the energy...

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"I came to Taos for a job I found on a website. My favorite thing to see is the view of the gorge when driving into Taos. That view always...

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"After traveling to 54 other countries and every state in the lower 49, there is no other place on the planet I'd rather be than Taos Ski...

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“A third of the trout waters in the state are within a 90-minute drive of Taos. And due to variations in altitude and water types, we have...

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"I am a passionate advocate for the protection of New Mexico’s public wild lands and work to preserve them for future...

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Playful Adventures:

“it didn’t take me long to realize that everything I was looking for was right here in Taos.”

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“I’m so glad Sipapu is still here after 60 years, that what we started has been a service for the community, that it’s been a place for...

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“I love summer Thursday evenings at Taos Plaza Live; the bands are simply terrific – Bone Orchard and Last to Know are just two of my top...

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"Practicing Qigong and Tai Chi in Taos Plaza, at Kit Carson Park, or on a great trail, becomes an unforgettable experience only Taos can...

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“I am looking forward to promoting girls’ involvement in sports in a way that respects cultural practices and is sustainable for the...

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“I honestly can’t think of a more inspiring place to have a young family, with such incredible natural beauty as your...

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"Taos is interesting, diverse, creative. I feel like I’ve been traveling to Taos my entire life, it just took awhile to get...

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“I went for a flight and I was hooked. It took me about a year, but I finally got a hot air balloon instead of a new car."

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 "If you can get people to laugh and play, it's all good from there!" And that's why Tommy makes spinning tops.

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“Taos couldn’t have been more perfect for my kids. It had the arts, extreme sports, film – it was like a paradise.”

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