With the weather warming up and daylight hours stretching into evening, there’s no better time of year to get outside!
To the west of Taos, a vast plain covered with sagebrush and conifers spreads out as far as the eye
can see. This large expanse of land is dissected by the Rio Grande gorge, which cuts an 800-foot, meandering chasm across the plateau.
From the edge of this gorge, the view of Taos and its towering mountain backdrop is simply spectacular. As a result visitors come here year round to enjoy a variety of exciting outdoor activities.
Some of the more popular hiking trails in the Carson National Forest are located in Taos Ski Valley. Here you will find trails in Carson National Forest that have printable maps. Click the map icon to download maps. View Trails here
Wild Rivers Recreation Area
The Wild Rivers Recreation Area is located within the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument and along the Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River and Red River Wild and Scenic River. View the trails here
Orilla Verde Trails
Orilla Verde Recreation Area, nestled along the banks of the Rio Grande, offers visitors a wide variety of recreational opportunities. All facilities are located along the Rio Grande within the steep-walled Rio Grande Gorge. View the trails here
Taos Valley Overlook
The Taos Valley Overlook Trails consist of several single track loops, and some two track trails totaling about 16 miles of intermediate level of difficulty. View the trails here