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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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    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.
    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.
    Fishing
    What’s your pleasure? Easy access fishing, solitude, or a little bushwhacking? Lake or river? Taos waters can accommodate.
    Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad
    Spend the day on America’s best scenic railroad. The coal-fired steam engine of Cumbres & Toltec takes you into the unspoiled West.
    Cave Tour with Turquoise Tours
    The cave tour through Turquoise Tours is amazing. It is on private property that only turquoise tours has been granted access to. A unique Taos experience of a world renowned local artist. You won't be disappointed with this tour!!
    Mountain Tubing in Red River
    Have you ever gone Snow Tubing? It's a blast! Now Red River has tubing in Summer too. Slide down the hill and take the New Little Blue Surface Lift back up to do it again.
    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.
    Earthship Biotecture
    In addition to the self guided tour that goes through our Earthship Visitor Center daily, we also have 2 kinds of guided tours. Guided tours are generally reserved for groups of 10 or more, however, we can accommodate a smaller group.
    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.
    OpCit Book Store
    We have new books, great used books in all subjects, first editions -- including the best selection of signed firsts in the area -- and a great selection of remainders. We buy, sell and trade books.
    Amina's Children's Boutique
    Amina's Children's Boutique welcomes shoppers to drop in and browse their unique selection of children's items such as toys, shoes, backpacks, hats, dresses, suits, gifts, accessories and much more.
    Field Institute of Taos
    Field Institute of Taos has offered unique, engaging, and fun outdoor education programs focused on active, hands-on learning experiences since 1996.
    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.
    Storyteller Cinema
    Neighborhood movie house showing first-run titles on 7 screens with classic concessions.
    Unicorn
    Educational toys, Art supplies, School supplies, Stationary, Craft supplies, Party decorations and more.
    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.
    Skiing & Snowboarding
    Taos has multiple opportunities for snow sports, including skiing – both downhill and cross-country, snowboarding, and fun activities for the kids.
    Hiking
    From the edge of the Rio Grande Gorge, the view of Taos and its towering mountain backdrop is simply spectacular.
    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 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.
    Twirl
    An experience in itself, thanks to its magical layout and artistic touches. We offer high-quality educational toys, games and crafts that inspire play-based learning in the home and encourage positive parent/child interaction. 5
    Brodsky Bookshop
    The legendary Brodsky Bookshop is the oldest bookshop in magical Taos. It was founded as an eclectic store specializing in new and used books in 1977 by the late Lee Brodsky.
    Cooking Studio Taos
    In addition to offering cooking classes, Cooking Studio Taos hosts a Secret Supper club once a month. Join us for a five course meal, prepared by Chef Chris Maher, at a secret location in the Taos area that changes every month.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
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