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Taos is a wonderful destination for your family vacation year round.

In the summer months you can enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities to include Horseback riding, Rafting, Fishing, Hot Air Balloon Rides, Zip lines, Chairlift rides, Ropes courses, Rock Climbing, Biking and numerous Hiking trails.

The Winter months are magical and there is no better place to teach your children how to ski or snowboard. Taos Ski Valley has one of the best Snowsports schools in the country. Other family friendly resorts in the Enchanted Circle are Red River Ski area, Angel Fire and Sipapu.

Taos is a unique destination where you can have a variety of outdoor adventures and activities, discover the colorful culture through the food, events and sites and immerse yourself in the rich history.

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    Taos Youth Ballet
    One of the leading dance schools in Northern New Mexico with a special interest in exposing the community at large to dance, live music and educational opportunities.
    Taos Community Auditorium
    The Taos Center for the Arts provides and supports a wide range of cultural, artistic and educational activities enhancing the quality of life and reflecting the diverse community of Northern New Mexico.
    Golf, Disc Golf, Tennis, Soccer
    We’re a town of people who like to be outside with families, friends and sports opponents. The air and the seasons here are just right for batting a ball around, shooting hoops or teeing off.
    Twirl Summer Camps and Programs
    Twirl offers a variety of programs that support the growth and potential of children in Taos through community-wide opportunities to gather, learn, create and play.
    Hiking
    From the edge of the Rio Grande Gorge, the view of Taos and its towering mountain backdrop is simply spectacular.
    Taos Youth & Family Center
    Quality recreational facilities including a swimming pool with water slides, skateboard park, birthday/meeting rooms, game room, and a year-round rink which features ice skating from Nov-Mar and rollerblading from Apr-Oct.
    Skiing & Snowboarding
    Taos has multiple opportunities for snow sports, including skiing – both downhill and cross-country, snowboarding, and fun activities for the kids.
    Mountain Biking & Road Biking
    Off road or on, there are miles and miles to conquer (or just coast on) on bike in Taos. The views you can take in on two wheels are unbeatable here.
    Rock Climbing
    In Taos enjoy a diverse topography spanning from the basalt crags of the Rio Grande Gorge to the pristine granite of Tres Piedras.
    Horseback and Llama Trekking
    On two feet, on two wheels, on four feet, however you prefer, there’s a dizzying range of ways and places to make tracks on trails in Taos.
    Fishing
    What’s your pleasure? Easy access fishing, solitude, or a little bushwhacking? Lake or river? Taos waters can accommodate.
    Vagrant Heart
    An adventure of expression for the whole family. Vagrant Heart is a community based Street & Graffiti art gallery and working studio space invested in providing a positive and encouraging environment for everyone. Vagrant Heart especially supports and works with youth and others not normally represented in more traditional art galleries. We hold art openings and small events, and co-exist with 9 chickens, a cat & dog and plants galore inside and out.
    Storyteller Cinema
    Neighborhood movie house showing first-run titles on 7 screens with classic concessions.
    Rafting, Paddleboard, Kayak & Funyak
    Whether it’s a paddle or a fishing line you’re looking to spend time with, Taos offers a diverse selection of lakes, river stretches and holes to ride, wade and angle in.
    Ghost Tour of Taos!
    No town with the long and colorful history of Taos is able to escape its past without a few resident otherworldly spirits to enliven the scene.
    Pottery Class at Taos Clay
    On vacation? Searching for a unique experience? In this class you will learn how to throw on a potters wheel and participate in a Raku firing.
    Quail Ridge Swimming and Tennis
    Take in the views from Quail Ridge Taos’ seasonal outdoor heated pool, kiddie pool & year round hot tub. Swimming lessons available over the summer. Ten Tennis courts available for lessons and games.
    Gutters Bowling Alley
    Gutters is a 12 lane brand new bowling facility as well as a full-service restaurant with beer and wine. Our goal in creating Gutters is to provide our community with a facility that can bring safe, fun, entertainment for all ages.
    Balloon Rides, Chairlift, Ziplines
    If there is anything that defines Taos, it’s adventure. Find yours here – in the water, on the ground, on the cliffs, or in the sky.
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