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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

HIKING TRAILS
The Taos region offers some of the best hiking on earth. Pick a direction and be prepared for a workout…and to be wowed. Stellar options for easier hikes suited for children and casual ramblers.
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
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.
CARSON NATIONAL FOREST
Unlimited recreational opportunities in any season. The magnificent mountain scenery and cool summer temperatures are perfect for fishing, hunting, camping, and hiking. Winter activities include skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.
HIKING IN TAOS SKI VALLEY
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.
RIO GRANDE DEL NORTE NATIONAL MONUMENT
Explore an area filled with breathtakingly diverse topography and an abundance of wildlife. The Monument was officially established by presidential proclamation in 2013 and is full of recreational opportunities.
HIKING IN THE RIO GRANDE DEL NORTE NATIONAL MONUMENT
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.
GUIDED HIKES
WILD RIVERS EXPLORATION: HIKING HALF DAY
Join our local expert guides on this human and natural history hiking trip in one of the less known and most rewarding hiking areas.
HERITAGE INSPIRATIONS HALF DAY ACTIVE TOUR
At Heritage Inspirations we intimately know and love the adventure,art, culture, heritage and wild places of New Mexico. Our mission is to share immersive experiences beyond the ordinary tourist route on authentically curated Taos tours.
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