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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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KID FRIENDLY RECREATION
With over 285 days of sunshine throughout the year Taos is the perfect destination to get outside, get active and learn some new skills. Teach your kids to ski at one of the best ski schools in Northern America or some water skills on the mighty Rio Grande.
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.
FISHING
What’s your pleasure? Easy access fishing, solitude, or a little bushwhacking? Lake or river? Taos waters can accommodate.
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.
HIKING
From the edge of the Rio Grande Gorge, the view of Taos and its towering mountain backdrop is simply spectacular.
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.
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.
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.
SKIING & SNOWBOARDING
Taos has multiple opportunities for snow sports, including skiing – both downhill and cross-country, snowboarding, and fun activities for the kids.
TRAIN RIDES
Spend the day on America’s best scenic railroad. The coal-fired steam engine of Cumbres & Toltec takes you into the unspoiled West.
FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT
The kids will have a blast at our new Gutters Bowling Alley or ice skating at the Youth and Family Center with backdrop views of Taos Mountain. Join the festivities of a community event, catch a movie at the Storyteller Cinema, attend a play or performance.
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.
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.
STORYTELLER CINEMA
Neighborhood movie house showing first-run titles on 7 screens with classic concessions.
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.
TAOS YOUTH AND FAMILY CENTER
This place has everything for young people. Tthere a playground and skatepark outside, basketball court, ice skating rink, snack bar, pool tables, arcade, computers and big wall TV, eight-lane lap pool with slide and Hot Tub.
CHILDREN'S STORES
For the kids Taos has some of the most fun, exciting stores you will find anywhere. From the award winning Twirl Toystore and Playspace to Children's Boutiques and independent bookstores.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UNICORN
Educational toys, Art supplies, School supplies, Stationary, Craft supplies, Party decorations and more.
KIDS SUMMER CAMPS AND CLASSES
Spend your summer holidays in Taos! A wide variety of kids summer camps, classes and workshops are offered from ballet intensives to outdoor camps, pottery classes to cooking camps.
FIELD INSTITUTE OF TAOS MOUNTAIN CAMP
Field Institute of Taos has offered unique, engaging, and fun outdoor education programs focused on active, hands-on learning experiences since 1996.
FIT NEIGHBORHOOD CAMP AT QUAIL RIDGE
Drop-In Summer Day Camp by Field Institute of Taos for ages 5-11; Monday through Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm.
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.
TAOS YOUTH BALLET
Throughout the year Taos Youth Ballet prepares dancers for performances and offers Summer Camps and Workshops for all ages.
UNIQUE EXPERIENCES FOR THE ADVENTURERS
There is nothing better than taking your kids on an adventure that they will talk about for years to come. Taos offers a plethora of unique and exciting experiences that you can find nowhere else but here.
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!!
COOKING CLASS WITH COOKING STUDIO TAOS
Kids can take a week long cooking class in summer where they learn to cook world wide cuisine or join a 1 day class for a single cuisine and group dinner to follow.
EARTHSHIP TOUR AT THE GREATER WORLD
An Earthship is a type of passive solar house that is made of both natural and upcycled materials such as earth-packed tires, pioneered by architect Michael Reynolds.
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.
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.
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.
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