With the weather warming up and daylight hours stretching into evening, there’s no better time of year to get outside!

Heritage Inspirations Guided Tours in Taos

Heritage Inspirations Guided Tours

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.

Day Hikes

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

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    Rio Grande del Norte National Monument
    The renowned trout fishing in the Río Grande and its tributaries draws anglers from across the country. Discover the Wild Rivers Recreation Area at the confluence of the Río Grande and Red River for some great fishing spots.
    Native Roots Ancestral, Folk & Herbal Medicine Collective
    We are a school of Ancestral, Folk & Herbal Medicine with a storefront supporting local herbalists and medicine makers. We also host onsite events, have body work and spiritual sessions available with practitioners and teachers of various backgrounds.
    The 310,528-acre monument—the majority of which is managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)—encompasses some of the most spectacular lands in all of the country, offering a wide range of outstanding recreational opportunities.
    You don't Have to camp in a campground! National Forests mean room to roam. You can camp anywhere in Carson National Forest. Leashed dogs welcome. 1.5 million acres of mountainous areas with fishing, hiking, picnics and camping.
    Conquer New Mexico's highest peak or discover Williams Lake in all its glory in the summertime. Taos Ski Valley has hikes for all abilities.
    With three developed recreation areas, this is a great place to enjoy a breathtaking view of a river gorge; hike miles of developed trails; camp under the stars; view wildlife; or visit prehistoric, historic, or active cultural sites.
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