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Quick Facts

  • Taos is located in Northern New Mexico in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the southernmost subrange of the Rocky Mountain
  • Home to the Taos Pueblo, the only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark  
  • Was home to famous artists and novelists like D.H. Lawrence, Alexander Trochi, Ernest L. Blumenschein and Mabel Dodge Luhan (to name a few)
  • Backdrop for famous movies like 1969’s Easy Rider and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • Home to the world’s first Earthship communities, The Greater World Community, which offers truly sustainable housing
  • The Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, New Mexico’s newest monument, is a short 30-minute drive from town and has enough hiking trails, fishing spots, campgrounds and scenic viewpoints to last a lifetime
  • The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, the second highest bridge on the U.S. Highway System, sits 650 feet above the Rio Grande, and is the fifth highest bridge in the United States.
  • Taos Ski Valley has been operational since 1955 and continues to attract thrill seekers ever season. The Kachina lift, constructed in 204, serves the highest elevation of any triple chair in North America, to a peak elevation of 12,481 feet.
  • The Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway is a New Mexico Scenic Byway and National Forest Scenic Byway located in Northern New Mexico that begins and ends in Taos.

Transportation Options

  • Fly into Albuquerque International Sunport
    • Approx. 2 hr 30 min drive to Taos
  • Fly into Santa Fe Regional Airport
    • Approx. 1 hr 40 min drive to Taos
  • Fly into Taos Regional Airport

Taos is Located

  • 70 miles from Santa Fe, NM
  • 133 miles from Albuquerque, NM
  • 549 miles from Phoenix, AZ
  • 289 miles from Denver, CO
  • 723 miles from Austin, TX
  • 676 miles from Dallas, TX

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