taos blog

Get the latest “Insider tips” on Taos.
We will fill you in on what’s happening up here at 7200 ft and take you on tours of the studios, galleries and workshops of the most interesting artists and artisans who live and work here, into the salons, spas, boutiques, restaurants and bars that count.

The Burger Stand at Taos Ale House

The Burger Stand at Taos Ale House is where everyone in Taos hangs out on a big game day. Three… Read more »

“Hip Spots” Taos Day Trip

Visit the “Hip Spots” of Taos on this exciting day trip to Hot Springs, Earthships, The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge and a cold brew and tacos at the Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership.

Taos Mesa Brewing

Discover one of the hippest hangouts in Taos, “dubbed the “Mother Ship” the brewery is housed in an old, converted airplane hangar, four miles east of the bridge on 64.

TravelNewMexico x Visit Taos Photo Contest

  We are thrilled to announce we have teamed up with TravelNewMexico on Instagram to host the #VisitTaos Photo Contest! We… Read more »

The Couse Foundation’s Preservation Mission

The Taos Society of Artists was founded in 1915 and although iit disbanded in 1927, the art and artists associated… Read more »

Taos’ Mystical Splendor Inspires an Active Glamping Experience

Taos’ Mystical Splendor Inspires an Active Glamping Experience All I can see is the wild sagebrush sprawl out across the… Read more »

Taos In The House

  Taos 1960’s – Present opened yesterday evening at the Vivian Horan Gallery on 67th street in Manhattan. I arrived in… Read more »

The Harwood Collection: Work by Women

Harwood Museum of Art, February 10 – May 13, 2018 Visit the Harwood Museum of art here The artists in… Read more »

Work by Women: Erin Currier

I don’t recall how or where I first met Erin Currier, but I’ve been looking at her work since her… Read more »

Work by Women: Maye Torres

The Harwood Museum show, Work by Women, would not be complete  without the inclusion of one Taosena in particular. A… Read more »

Work by Women: Zoe Zimmerman

  Work by womenZoe Zimmerman was born on May 24 1965  in NYC. That same year another Zimmerman (Bob Dylan), released… Read more »

Work By Women: Jolene Yazzie

As a child growing up in Arizona, Jolene Yazzie says she always liked to do “boy stuff.” Introduced to art… Read more »

Work By Women: Anita Rodriguez

Work By Women, opens at the Harwood Museum of Art, on February 10th, and could not be more timely. Curated by Janet… Read more »

Get Shanked

When Rachel Bell moved her salon, Shank, to a half empty block on the Paseo last year, a lot of people… Read more »

The Mobile Museum Of American Artifacts

The Paseo peeps are at it again! Among other things they are up to, a little bird tells me that… Read more »

The Lightning Field

The Lightning Field by sculptor Walter De Maria is one of the late-20th century’s most intriguing and important works of… Read more »

Luisa Baldinger At Taos Blue

Northern New Mexico potter, Luisa Baldinger’s work has been getting a lot of attention lately. A Native New Mexican, Baldinger… Read more »

Southwest Wellness Celebrates 420

April is usually a slow time up here in Taos. Not so this year! There is so much going on… Read more »

UNM-Taos DMA Film Day: New Mexico Voices

On April 28th, the UNM-Taos Digital Media Arts Program will be hosting Taos Film Day. Taos Film Day: New Mexico Voices is… Read more »

Twirl’s 4th Annual Invent Event

Twirl’s at it again! As if providing the best playspace and toy shop for miles around was not enough, since taking… Read more »

Cultural Crossroads of the West
Paseo del Pueblo Sur
Shop & Stroll

  Made Aquí En Taos. As you browse through our shops, keep an eye out for Taos-made products. Value-priced items run… Read more »

Ledoux Street and Guadalupe Plaza

This Historical street is lined with traditional adobe shops, galleries, museums and studios and framed with established country flower gardens and wall murals.

Guadalupe Plaza
Kit Carson Road
Ranchos de Taos Plaza

A tiny village four miles south of Taos on State Highway 68 (between mile markers 41 & 42), Ranchos de Taos… Read more »

John Dunn Shops

Come spend the day in the heart of historic district and stroll through the John Dunn Shops. This shopping area… Read more »

Paseo del Pueblo Norte
6 Reasons Taos is a Dream Come True for Foodies

We know better than anyone that wandering dozens of galleries, hiking and biking our jaw dropping trails and soaking in… Read more »

5 Things To Do In Taos During Spring Break

Looking for a spring break getaway? Cradled by the Sangre de Christo Mountains, in the foothills of the Rockies, Taos… Read more »

Taos First Fridays

If Friday’s weren’t already the best day of the week—they’re now even better! WHAT: Every month, visitors and locals alike… Read more »

Taos Lamppost Banner 2018 Artists

Join us in celebrating the Taos is Art Lamppost Banner Artists and Taos Plaza Invites at Town Hall on Friday,… Read more »

Pueblo Dances and Events

Throughout the year
Take away a unique experience by attending the Pueblos during their dances and events that are open to the public.

Taos Winter Wine Festival

January 31 – February 4, 2019
Every year in Taos visitors and locals alike savor the ability to combine world class skiing with fine wines and great cuisine.

Village of Arroyo Seco

Arroyo Seco is a quaint village of stores, restaurants and galleries in a picturesque location that has been the home to many interesting people.

Not Forgotten Outreach Veteran Appreciation Ski Week

January 2019
Honoring Military Families during the Taos Ski Valley Not Forgotten Outreach Military Family Appreciation Ski Week.

Taos Spring Arts

Artistry and inspiration are in the air this spring in Taos! Taos Spring Arts: Celebrating Art, Culture and Music will show… Read more »

Mother’s Day Rio Grande Whitewater Races

May 11 – 13, 2018
If you’re looking to make a splash this Mother’s Day, look no further than the 2018 Mother’s Day Rio Grande Whitewater Races!

Mother’s Day Music Festival

May 11 – 13, 2018
Three day free family oriented music festival to celebrate mothers day. 20 Bands, Beer, Food, Rock, New Mexican & Tejano Music

Dennis Hopper Day

May 17, 2018
The 4th annual Dennis Hopper Day Rally, Ride, BBQ , Film Festival and concert to commemorate this counter-culture icon.

Taos Lilac Festival

May 18 – 20, 2018
Lilacs peak in Taos the last two weeks of May. Plan your visit to Taos for the Taos Lilac Festival for a full weekend of festivities.

Movies on the Green

Wednesdays May 30 – August 8, 2018
Get the family together and enjoy Taos’ beautiful spring and summer nights with movies at Kit Carson Park.

Red River Memorial Weekend Motorcycle Rally

May 24 – 28, 2018
Get ready for the rumble as 20,000 bikers from all different backgrounds line Main Street for one crazy party.

Taos Plaza Live

Every Thursday, May 31 – August 23, 2018 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Free live music events on Taos Plaza. Bring your chairs, blanket and picnics.

Music on the Mothership

June 1-3, 2018
3 Day Annual Music Festival at Taos Mesa Brewing. Featuring over 25 bands, onsite camping, food vendors and craft beer.

Taos Opera Institute

Jun 7 – 30, 2018
Cantos de Taos group perform solos and ensembles all over the Taos region in many diverse venues.

Michael Franti and Spearhead and The Original Wailers

June 9, 2018 6:00pm
Music in the Park with Michael Franti and Spearhead, The Wailers and Opening act TBA

Running and Biking Races in Taos

Taos’ Line-Up of Summer Bike Events and Trail Runs for the Adventure Traveler.

Pecha Kucha Taos

June 14, 2018
Taos’ own creatives present 20 slides in 20 seconds at this favorite, almost always sold-out event!

Music in the Park

Summer 2018 Music in the Park hosts a free concert 4th of July, Michael Franti and Spearhead and The Original Wailers June 9, 2018 and more.

Celebrate the 4th of July in Taos

4th of July, 2018
Taos and Taos Ski Valley Parades, Parties, Free Live Concert in the Park and Fireworks.

Bacon and Brews

July 7, 2018 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Join us for the 2nd Annual Summer Bacon & Brews at Taos Ski Valley. Bring your friends and sample beer and bacon from across the Southwest while cooling off in the mountain air.

Latest Blogs

Do drop by frequently to see what our local bloggers are discovering they make the rounds covering the people, places, restarants, bars and visiting stars aqui en Taos!

Shopping in Taos

From Vintage Cowboy boots, Stetson Hats, Navajo and Zuni Silver and hand thrown Pueblo Pottery to High Fashion, Cashmere & Chocolate and so much more, Taos has it all!

Art in Taos

From the early Pueblo potters and Hispanic Santos carvers, the Taos Society of Artists, the Taos Six and the present day Paseo, Taos’ history and legacy is all about Art.

Places to Stay

Five Star resorts, charming Inns, Bed & Breakfasts, Airbnb’s, ski chalets, tents and teepees, whether it’s luxury or glamping you’re looking for, you’ll find it in Taos.

Eat & Drink

Whether it’s local New Mexican or Farm to Table fresh, dining well is a religion in Taos where food is serious business, as are the local wines, beer and spirits you will discover here.

Things to Do

Inside or out, there is plenty to do in Taos; from gallery hopping to rafting the rapids on the Rio, you’ll not be bored for a minute in the Land of Enchantment.

Places to See

The Pueblo, the Gorge Bridge and the iconic St Francis de Asis church in Ranchos de Taos are a given, but there is so much more to explore off the beaten track.

People of Taos

Taos has long attracted mavericks and outlaws, bohemian artists and outdoor enthusiasts who together with the Native and Hispanic communities, make this town absolutely unique.

Events in Taos

Do check our calendar and blog posts often for events happening in Taos. World class music, theatre, film and art installations are ongoing year ‘round!

Robert Cafazzo’s Ranchos Treasure Trove

  Stepping inside the centuries old building that houses the Two Graces Gallery in Ranchos de Taos, one feels as if one… Read more »

Taos Pueblo Pow Wow

July 14 & 15, 2018
A powwow is the common fiber which draws Indian people together, it is a time for sharing with old friends and making new friends.

Taos School of Music

June 17 – August 5, 2018
Over 50 years of preparing young masters for the world stage and bringing superb performances to chamber music lovers.

Historic Taos Trolley Tours

Visitors can choose between two daily narrated tours, Taos Pueblo Excursion or the History and Culture Tour aboard a trolley-style bus.

Las Fiestas de Taos

July 20 – 22, 2018
Annual celebration of the feast of Santa Ana and Santiago; featuring music, food, and dance – held on historical Taos Plaza.

Motet On The Mesa

July 28 – 28, 2018
Motet on the Mesa is an intimate festival that includes 2 days of music and starlight camping at vintage trailer hotel, Hotel Luna Mystica, just steps away.

Meow Wolf Presents Taos Vortex

August 3-4, 2018
Amp Concerts & Meow Wolf Bring Unique Music Weekend Experience To Kit Carson Park

Summer Wine Festival

August 17th – 19th, 2018
Wine tastings, food, hiking, live music and more will fill your weekend in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains!

Fish Out Of Water Festival

When: August 10-11, 2018 Where: Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership More Information: Tickets and Festival Information: Early Bird Tickets… Read more »

Dog Days of Summer

Saturday August 11th, 2018
Back for its 9th year Dog Days of Summer Concert will feature top-notch talent and will benefit Stray Hearts Animal Shelter in Taos

Music From Angel Fire

August 17 – September 1, 2018
World-renowned artists perform an impressive array of works from great classical, romantic, baroque and contemporary masters.

Glam Trash Fashion Show

August 25, 2018
The Glam Trash Fashion Show combines art, recycling and fashion into a glamtastic all ages non-profit annual event.

Michael Hearne’s Big Barn Dance Music Festival

September 6 – 8, 2018
The best artists in Americana, Folk, Bluegrass, Singer-Songwriter and everything in between.

The Paseo Outdoor Art Festival

September 14 & 15, 2018
The Paseo Project is a free Art Festival held annually in Taos featuring national and international installation artists.

Taos Lamppost Banner Art Competition 2018

Call for Entries: January 2 thru 21, 2018 – Submit your artwork for a chance to be featured on banners throughout the Taos Historic District.

Taos Fall Arts Festival

September 21 – 30, 2018
Taos Fall Arts Festival since 1974 is the oldest arts festival in Taos and showcases emerging and established artists.

Taos Chamber Music Group

September 30 – May 27, 2018
There is something different about making music in New Mexico – its endless vistas and open landscapes infuse creativity.

Taos Wool Festival

October 6 & 7, 2018
Immerse yourself in the more than 400 years of wool tradition with two days of exhibits, booths, food and fun.

Sabor – A Taste of Taos

October 7, 2018 Noon – 4:00PM
Showcasing the top Taos restaurants. Family Fun and Music for all!

Red River Snow Coach Dinner Tour

This cozy mountain experience is a “must do” while you are in Red River. Dine at 10,350 feet at the Ski Tip Restaurant and watch the town lights twinkling.

SOMOS Storytelling Festival

October 12 & 13, 2018
Story Slam, Story Swap, Workshops, Children’s Stories, and the annual Storytelling Festival.

Taos Celebrates Halloween

Wednesday October 31, 2018
Games, Prizes, Haunted House, Trunk or Treat, Children’s activities and after parties.

Taos Mountain Balloon Rally

October 26-28, 2018
Taos skies are filled with dozens of brightly colored hot air balloons lifting into the clear, cold dawn of a Taos Mountain sunrise.

Yuletide in Taos

November and December 2018
Yuletide in Taos is the name we give to all the unique New Mexican celebrations that happen throughout the holiday season.

Taos Blue On Bent Street

Locals too, know that they can find unique gifts here, with no need to look anywhere else, be it for a wedding, birthday, anniversary or Christmas gift.

7 Best Reasons To Get Married In Taos Ski Valley

As Taos Ski Valley gets ready to open for the Season, I thought it a perfect opportunity to share this post. The third… Read more »

All Souls Day At The Martinez Hacienda

Long a tradition in these parts, All Saints and All Souls Day are observed with ritual and prayer as October comes to an end and November heralds the advent of Winter.

Queen of the Mountain

Elisabeth Brownell arrived in Taos in 1962, shortly after meeting Taos Ski Valley founder Ernie Blake at a Chicago Ski Convention, where she’d come from Milwaukee to work at the German Consulate.

Chokola:From Bean To Bar and Beyond

One of Taos’ best kept secrets is about to be a secret no more! This chocolate, much like a fine wine, is to be savoured not inhaled.

Anais Rumfelt At The Harwood

108 Crows was what came directly out of my drawing challenge. A friend wanted me to paint a crow, so I did. And then another. And then another.

Paul O’Connor’s Infinite Eye

Born and raised in Santa Monica, California, Paul O’Connor has lived in Taos with his wife Tizia since 1989. Known for his portraits of… Read more »

Shop Local Taos

Shop Local Taos 2017is a great way to show your support for our community during this holiday shopping season. View the participating stores.

Restaurants Open for the Holidays

Below is a list of Taos Restaurants hours over the holidays. 

Adobe Bar at the Taos Inn

Referred to as the “Living Room of Taos” the Adobe Bar provides nightly entertainment with no cover charge and the best margaritas in town.

Dixon Studio Tour

November 3 & 4, 2018
The oldest continuously run studio tour in the state, this “Collected Works” show, features outstanding pieces of work by each of the artists on the tour.

Las Posadas

December 16 – 24, 2018
San Francisco de Asis and Community Churches

Doc Martins at the Taos Inn

Doc Martin’s Restaurant specializes in Southwestern comfort. They locally-source food whenever possible. They have won The Wine Spectator’s ‘Best Of’ Award of Excellence for 28 years running.

7 Best Reasons To Have A Taos Wedding

There are several good reasons to have a destination wedding, especially one here in the Land Of Enchantment, where a sunny day is a virtual given.

Woman Solo

Honestly, I’m still pinching myself that I was able to find as much help as I did in a place where I didn’t know anyone. Taos angels are real!!”

Sonya Davis At The Harwood

Behind the scenes at The Harwood Museum of Art, a few women are very busy making sure everything runs like a well oiled machine.

Shemai Kamala Rodriguez At The Harwood

Shemai is the Manager of Marketing, Media and Memberships and brings her own deep New Mexican roots and incredible professionalism to her position.

Real Men Wear Pink And Drink Rose’

I’ll begin with the wine, which is where he began, on his way to becoming one of the most inspiring entrepreneurial restaurateurs in Taos

Reto Messmer At Envision

Jimmy Murray’s Envision and Georgia Gersh’s Magpie are next door neighbors and on Saturday evening, you will be treated to… Read more »

Dr. Richard Tobin At The Harwood Museum

The Harwood Museum of Art may be a centenarian but the new energy sweeping through its venerable hallways and galleries is deserving of our attention.

Jayne Schell At The Harwood

The museum is actively engaged with the community in regards to our children; their education and their future.

KOKO Does More Than Coffee

In a town not lacking in great coffee (we rival Seattle and NYC in my opinion), I’d had my share of excellent beans that day, not least of which, the one’s I’d brewed at home upon waking.

Taos Spice Merchants

We currently have over 200 spices, salts and blends. We have a large curry selection and numerous whole chili pods from both Southeast Asia and Latin America as well.

Where There’s Smoke There’s Common Fire

As we talked about the changes Common Fire has gone through, it became clear to me that Andy Lynch is not only on his game, but also ahead of his time.

Adventure Awaits Sweepstakes!

  Hungry for the outdoors? You’re in luck. We’re teaming up with our friends at Taos Ski Valley to offer… Read more »

Taos Fall Road Trips

Taos’ Most Colorful Time of the Year Taos in the Fall is among one of the most beautiful sights you can… Read more »

Paseo Project Party

It’s that time of year again! The PASEO  Project is back – a smaller version this year – centered on… Read more »

Art Galleries

Taos has long inspired artists to creatively express their imagination and their appreciation for living in this magnificent place.

Earthship Biotecture

Visit the Greater World Earthship Community in Taos to see Sustainable Architecture, Eco housing, Evolved homes, sustainability and self sufficiency.


Stop for a visit at any one of our informative and vibrant museums to immerse yourself in fine art or stories of the past.

Taos History

Learn more about the exciting events that shaped Taos, and explore the important role of art in its history.

Spanish Culture

Taos is rich with the culture of the people who settled this valley long ago as a result of the Spanish land grants.

4th of July Concert

July 4, 2018
Free Concert in the Park to celebrate the 4th of July featuring Ozomatli, Nosotros and Mariachi Teotihuacán.

Hiking in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

This 310,528-acre monument encompasses some of the most spectacular lands in the country, offering a wide range of outstanding recreational opportunities.

Taos Regional Airport Crosswind Runway

Join us for the historic ribbon cutting of the Taos Regional Airport Crosswind Runway! August 25, 2017 • 10:30am Taos… Read more »

UP & Over 10K Trail Run

Between scaling steep ski slopes to jogging through aspen groves, mountain trail runs challenge participants with hard breathing climbs and free… Read more »

Music And More On The Mountain

In Taos Ski Valley where the elevation soars and temperatures plunge, you can enjoy a break from intense heat and humidity and a chance to enjoy an inspiring setting and majestic vistas.

Bill Curry On Both Sides Of The Lens

Bill Curry, he’s dined with paupers and kings, appeared in countless editorial and ad campaigns, on TV and in Film, yet he’s as unaffected as it gets.

Coyota’s Magic Tamales

There are tamales and there are tamales. But nobody makes tamales like Coyota  –  tamales unlike any you have tasted before, filled with magic and memory.

Joan Severance For Fandango 2017

Joan Severance is helping to promote Fandango 2017, the annual Gala event to benefit Taos Historic Museums. Book signing by Joan, raffle and buffet.

Tim Woolridge At The Sagebrush Inn

It was perfection; medium rare, finished with the compound butter and served with julienne vegetables and a baked potato. Easily enough for two and at an unbelievable $17.95, the best kept secret in town. But not for long.

The Harwood Museum of Art

From the Taos Society of Artists to the Taos Moderns, from traditional Hispanic to Native American, experience the story of art in Taos.

100 Things To Do In Taos

Spend an evening at the annual Taos Pueblo Pow Wow. (second weekend of July) *Hot Tip: Join in with the dancers in an informal ‘Round Dance’

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.

Red River Hidden Treasure Aerial Park

Our aerial park offers thrilling adventures for the whole family while promoting active and healthy lifestyles. We offer three levels…. Read more »

Red River Disc Golf

Our 18 hole Mountain Top Disc Golf Course is nestled in an Aspen grove with beautiful panoramas of the surrounding Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

5 Star Burgers

Why choose 5 star? Five Star Burgers does thing differently. We have been providing All Natural, Hormone and Antibiotic FREE… Read more »


ACEQ is a farm-to-table restaurant located in the Arroyo Seco Plaza serving comfort food, utilizing the best in local, wild, and farm fresh ingredients.

July 4th At Taos Ski Valley

Experience a high altitude, Alpine Independence Day at Taos Ski Valley, on the Mountain, where the air is fresh and clean, cooled by evergreen breezes.


Ride the back roads of New Mexico where high desert beauty awaits and perfect routes for biking. A destination and a vastness you won’t easily forget.

Sagebrush Grill & Cantina

Sagebrush offers a relaxed dining experience and charming Southwest style. Executive Chef Timothy Wooldridge infuses regional flavors by partnering with New Mexico farmers and purveyors to craft a menu of locally-inspired favorites.

Michael’s Kitchen

$7.95 Lunch Special. Spanish and American Cuisine. Fresh bakery items daily at this iconic local dining spot for locals and visitors alike. Open for Dinner on weekends.


Medley is all about what we call “casual fine-dining.” We strive to give the best dining and service experience we can offer in a setting that makes people feel at home and comfortable.

Taos Common Fire

“Locals-friendly, kids-friendly, just-plain-friendly. Bring an appetite. Beautiful, wood-fired clay oven pumps out flatbreads and braises in a world of styles made with New Mexico’s best meats, grains, vegetables and fruit. Fresh, local, organic, delicious. Great patio; killer view. All-craft, all-draught beer and about 100 wines. Never reservations; show up when you’re ready. We’re here for you.”

Blonde Bear Tavern & Cafe Naranja

Located in the Edelweiss Lodge and Spa the Blonde Bear Tavern provides a welcoming, sophisticated, and warm oasis.

De la Tierra at El Monte Sagrado

De la Tierra Restaurant with contemporary global cuisine, using fresh local ingredients from artisan farms; offering breakfast daily.

Native Culture

Come experience the history – and see the influence – of the people who have lived in this area for thousands of years.

Cultural Events

Taos is definitely the place to go if you are looking for a slower pace, a creative vibe, and a… Read more »

The Arts

The thriving literary scenes and active community theaters assure there will be live productions throughout the year.

Taos Poetry Festival

June 11-17, 2017
See some of the Nations Best Poets Perform. Readings, Workshops and Meet and Greets.

Bella’s Mexican Grill

Bella’s Mexican Grill is voted #1 Restaurant in Taos on TripAdvisor We are dedicated to serving excellence to people who… Read more »

Pet Friendly Taos

Traveling with pets in Taos is easy with our guide to pet friendly vacation rentals, hotels and motels, restaurants &… Read more »

Big River Rafting Trips

$40 Special – The Racecourse rapids, most popular river run in the sunny southwest. Paddle through the bottom of the scenic Rio Grande gorge. 7 days a week, March thru September, 34 years in biz, perfect safety record! We also offer full days with beautiful picnics and fun rapids too!

Adapted Sports Clinics

Cycling – Sitting Volleyball – Kayaking Clinics When: 11:00am – 2:00pm on Saturday, April 22, 2017 Where: Taos Charter School and… Read more »


KOKO…a fresh alternative on the south side of Taos! Espresso and specialty drinks, fresh pies and pastries, delicious sushi, spring rolls, sandwiches,… Read more »

Stories and Legends of Taos

Taos has a rich, diverse past with an abundance of stories and legends. Discover their stories.

Our Lady Of Mercy

Miguel Martinez was born and raised in Taos. The influence of women underlies all of the artist’s work and it’s not… Read more »

Cherie Burns Goes Diving For Starfish

Cherie was leaving for NYC the following morning and had a million things on her agenda, but kindly took time out to talk to me about her new book, Diving For Starfish.

New Wave Rafting

Welcome to New Mexico Rafting with New Wave Rafting company. New Wave Rafting Co. provides half-day, full-day and multi-day rafting… Read more »

William Coupon At DAFA

From paupers to Presidents, William Coupon has shot them all. And he’s lived to tell the stories. I remember William Coupon… Read more »

Cumbres and Toltec

Spend the day on America’s best scenic railroad. The coal-fired steam engine of Cumbres & Toltec takes you into the unspoiled West. Through steep mountain canyons, high desert, and lush meadows.

Taos Shortz Film Festival

March 30 – April 2, 2017

Cooking Studio Taos

Specializing in 100% hands-on cooking classes, all natural, organic ingredients. Team Building, Couples Classes, Private Chef services, private dinners, POP UP Monthly dinners & more!

Art and Chocolate Plus Three Golden Tickets

A Tasty Fundraiser for The PASEO in Taos When: 5:00PM to 7:00PM on Friday, February 10, 2017 Where: Chokola on… Read more »

Hacienda del Sol

Blog courtesy of In the era of airbnb, it’s easy to forget about the fabulous Bed and Breakfast Inns… Read more »

The Apartment On Dona Luz

Blog courtesy of taoStyle – Read more at On the corner of Dona Luz, across from the Guadalupe Church,… Read more »


      If you are planning on skiing Taos this winter, don’t miss ACEQ in the village of Arroyo… Read more »


As 2016 draws to a close, I find myself reflecting on the shattering impact this year has had on so… Read more »

The Gift of Giving With Claireworks

  Giving it back or paying it forward, tithing is living according to the Golden Rule that says the Universe… Read more »

Meetings and Groups

Whether you’re planning a conference, seminar, corporate retreat, wedding, or family reunion – Taos County has facilities to accommodate. In addition… Read more »

Manzanita Market

If the Manzanita Market looks familiar, it’s because this little apple didn’t fall very far from the tree. Manzanita Market… Read more »

Three’s A Charm At Wilder Nightingale

Winner of the 2016 American Art Awards for Best Gallery in New Mexico, Wilder Nightingale Fine Art is home to several talented artists.


Aventura’s vests, jackets and coats are as much about function as they are about form; cocooning the body with the cozy warmth of a favorite blanket.

Winter In Taos

  I thought these pictures, by Bill Curry, of Patricia Michaels in winter with her partner James, were the perfect segue from Robert… Read more »


Mousse and bon bons aside, the emphasis at Chokola is definitely on the in-house production of the chocolate they make from the ethically sourced aforementioned beans.

Chocolate and Cashmere

Haleigh Palmer, the owner of Golightly Cashmere, available exclusively online or at her two retail outlets, Chocolate and Cashmere in… Read more »


Michelle McIntosh was born in Santa Monica and brought up in Malibu, Taos, Maysville, Kentucky (where her mother Ellie is… Read more »

Twirl, A Play and Discovery Space

Twirl is housed in a sprawling 150 year old adobe building in the heart of the Historical District in Taos…. Read more »

Robert Mirabal

When I contacted Robert earlier this week regarding this profile piece on him, I asked if he had anything specific… Read more »

Dennis Hopper’s Taos Legacy

“I was born in Dodge City, Kansas, on a farm, in 1936. I followed the light changing on the horizon”… Read more »

Paul O’Connor

2014 was a great year for Paul O’Connor. His acclaimed book Taos Portraits won in three categories including Best Book… Read more »

Lenny Foster

There’s a serene stillness that permeates Lenny’s work which is not surprising given that he views his photography as part… Read more »

Agnes Chavez

Agnes Chavez is a Cuban-American multi-media artist and educator. Her work and vision is at the core of Taos’ celebrated,… Read more »


Tizia O’Connor’s Auromesa is an Ayurvedic Haven on Hondo Mesa.

Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort

Just 20 miles southeast of  Taos and two hours north of Albuquerque, Sipapu has a 13-year track record of being the first… Read more »

Town of Red River

Red River, New Mexico is a mountain vacation destination for skiers, hikers, bikers, fishermen, and families looking to relax and reconnect in a small town.

Taos Ski Valley

Originally settled by a group of hearty and adventurous miners in the 1800’s, the community is now inhabited by intrepid skiers and outdoor enthusiasts year-round.

Mountain Villages & Towns

Day trip to entirely different worlds and be back in Taos for dinner. Taos is the ideal homebase for exploring the mountains, mesas, history, and cultures of Northern New Mexico.

Angel Fire

Here in Angel Fire every season offers new temptations. Our weather is perfect: nice and snowy in the winter, never hot in the summer.

Taos Blue

Taos Blue celebrates 27 years on Bent Street this month!

Roberto Ugalde

The Michael McCormick Gallery has a new addition to its already impressive stable of artists.

El Caballero

Traditionally Caballero (translated from the Spanish), means a Knight or a gentleman, but here in the Land of Enchantment it also refers to an exceptional horseman.

A Season of Magic

Farolitas are lit all through town and if we are lucky, a light dusting of snow will grace us with picture postcard beauty.

Luminarias or Farolitos?

Luminarias or Farolitos? No matter what you decide to call them, firelight is a major theme for the Holidays in the Land Of Enchantment!

Nancy Laupheimer

Nancy’s considerable musical experience continues to inform her own creative passage and the uniqueness of Taos Chamber Music Group’s programming.

Annual Events

Taos celebrates the culture and arts – visual, performing, culinary, musical, literary – over and over, all year long. Artists, writers and musicians are heroes in Taos.

Opera and Chorus

The magnificent landscapes and sweet energies of Taos are the perfect backdrop for legends of the stage and legends in the making. An operatic or choral performance will add a rich patina to your Taos experience.

Angus MacDonald

Angus MacDonald’s story reads like a novel. Born and raised in Marfa, Texas before Donald Judd arrived and staked out the town’s Art cred,

Music Festivals

Many musicians call Taos home and its energetic bars, wineries, and brew pubs bring in top notch artists and crowds from around the region. Come for a festival or just enjoy the nightly music scene.

Earthships: Taos Born and Bred

When Reynolds first came to Taos in 1969, fresh out of architecture school, there were only a few paved roads and a Piggly Wiggly grocery store on the Plaza.

Paseo à deux

Inspired and inspiring, these two remarkable members of our vibrant Art Community, Agnes Chavez and J Matthew Thomas have gifted Taos.

Chris Maher’s Not So Secret Suppers

The founder of one of Taos’ best eateries, a working actor and a world-class chef, Chris is another reason Taos is so special.

Taos Takes Manhattan

And Patricia Michael’s unique vision is right on time in an era when Fashion more than ever before, celebrates individuality.

Taos Visitor Center

Taos Visitor Center has ample free parking, friendly and helpful staff and the information visitors need to make the most of their stay.

Far Flung Adventures

“Putting people and rivers together since 1976”
Come cool off this summer with Far Flung Adventures and let our experienced team of New Mexico river guides teach you how to paddle as a team on a half-day, full-day, or multi-day adventure.

Performing Arts

Taos has a thriving performing arts scene that rivals a big city, and includes opera, chamber music, live theatre, and ballet.

An Afternoon with Dean Stockwell

Rumor has it when Dennis was looking for a ranch to buy after making Easy Rider, it was Dean who suggested he look in Taos.

Richard Spera and J.Matthew Thomas

A native New Yorker, Richard graduated from Cornell University’s Hotel and Restaurant School before creating and managing several successful restaurants in the City.

The Love Apple

This beautiful, chic young mother and entrepreneur, grew up here in Taos and managed the highly acclaimed Joseph’s Table, before opening The Love Apple.

El Monte Sagrado Resort & Spa

A vaulted dining space off the lobby boasted a five-star culinary experience, but the space that really got people talking was the bar.

Zoe Zimmerman

Born in New York City, for all her years here, Zoe couldn’t shake the NY vibe if she tried, but Taos is where her heart is.

Amber In The Red Dress | Taos Youth Ballet

Amber Vasquez is a true Taos Treasure. An accomplished dancer and choreographer, Amber is the Founder and Director of the Taos Youth Ballet.

Palacio de Marquesa – A Change of Scenery

The Palacio de Marquesa is in high demand for travelers to Taos, and rightly so. I left feeling pampered and rejuvenated.

Taos Ghost Tours – Melody Romancito

Taos with its long and often fraught history is most definitely haunted and Melody is happy to show you exactly where these wraiths prefer to hang out.

Kristian Moore’s Letherwerks

Google him and you’ll have an “aha” moment. He’s appeared in many major motion pictures and films made for TV; Moore is the epitome of a working actor.

The Historic Taos Inn

Home to The Adobe Bar and the famed Doc Martin’s Restaurant, The “Inn” as it is affectionately referred to by locals, is an historical landmark in Taos.

Pärcht Bottle Shop and Bites

Speaking of interactive, we quickly got down to business on some of those Bites. First up, arugula/pear/ricotta with honey. Then charcuterie, cheese, cornichons, caperberries.

This Ain’t No Disco

Taos Mesa Brewing’s original location (dubbed the “Mother Ship” by its owners), is housed in an old, converted airplane hangar, four miles east of the bridge on 64., and has been one of the hippest hangouts in Taos since opening in 2012.

Dennis Hopper Days

When Dennis Hopper passed away just a couple of weeks after his 74th birthday in May 2010, American Pop Culture lost one of its greatest iconoclastic figureheads.

Taos Pow Wow | In the Buffalo Pasture

The Annual Taos Pow Wow is an incredible celebration of culture and tradition which brings together people of all the nations on this Turtle Island.

Angelisa Espinoza – Heritage Inspirations

It is her love of geology, history and culture that sets her apart, and make her tours memorable.

Clinton Joseph Murphy – Shree Yoga

Shree Yoga Taos has a roster of incredible Yoga instructors aside from Suki and Genevieve, both of whom you have met here today meet Clinton Joseph Murphy.

Red River Pioneer Flyer

Starting at ground level, the two seater ride pulls you backwards 750 feet over the Pioneer Corridor, with a brief pause for viewing.


Taos celebrates the culture and arts – visual, performing, culinary, musical, literary, all year long. Come join the fun.

Taos Art History

From the native pottery created from the earth to the paintings of the Moderns, art has always had a place in Taos.


The Taos area is brimming with talented thespians, writers, directors and staging professionals.

Chamber Music

Taos affords a rich tapestry of choice for the chamber music aficionado during all seasons of the year.

Driving To Taos

Find the highways that lead to Taos, from whichever direction you might be traveling: north, west, east, or south.

Great Plains/Mountains Tour

Take a trip to the other side of the mountains for a history lesson of what happens when two empires, Spanish and American, meet.

Valle Vidal Tour

Vast open spaces, magnificent peaks, and abundant wildlife greet the visitor to Carson National Forest’s Valle Vidal.

Historic Churches Tour

Explore the distinctive stories of the historic adobe churches of northern New Mexico, and how they influence their communities.

Enchanted Circle Driving Tour

This National Forest Scenic Byway that circles around Wheeler Peek, is the most popular tour in the area.

The High Road between Taos and Santa Fe

This alternate route between Taos and Santa Fe offers awe-inspiring scenery and remote villages.

Arts & Crafts Fairs

The arts & crafts festivals of Taos provide a great opportunity to find unique, handmade, attractively priced items.

Timeline of Events

A timeline of the important events that have shaped Taos, from ancient times of hunter-gatherers to the modern day art colony.

Art Abounds in Taos

It’s claimed Taos has more artists per capita than any town in the world, even Paris. If you add musicians, writers, theater everyone in Taos is an artist.

100 Years of Taos Art

1915: Six artists formed an alliance: the Taos Society of Artists, which would transform Taos into a world-renowned art colony.

Taos Visionaries:
Past and Present

Visionaries, ranging across the time and cultural spectrum, who helped make Taos what it is today.

Taos Visionaries

Taos has long attracted – or created? – people who are agents of change, “visionaries.” Learn their stories.

Wine Tours

A wine connoisseur has ample opportunity to sample the award-winning wines of Northern New Mexico.

D. H. Lawrence Ranch

Former home of the famous writer, set in beautiful San Cristobal, the Ranch is one of the most sought-after sites for visitors.

Taos Art Museum at Fechin House

Original home and studio of artist Nicolai Fechin, featuring his hand-carved furnishings and art.

Millicent Rogers Museum

Host to a wide range of exhibitions that focus on celebrating the arts and cultures of the American Southwest.

La Hacienda de los Martinez

One of the few northern New Mexico style, late Spanish Colonial period “Great Houses” remaining in the American Southwest.

Couse-Sharp Historic Site

Home and studio of E.I. Couse, and the two studios of Joseph Henry Sharp, both founding members of the Taos Society of Artists.

Kit Carson Home & Museum

Purchased by Kit Carson in 1843 as a wedding present for his bride Josefa, the family occupied this four-room adobe home until 1867.

Blumenschein Home & Museum

Original home of E.L. Blumenschein, containing a superb collection of art and antiques.

Carson National Forest

The magnificent mountain scenery and cool summer temperatures lure vacationers to enjoy the peace and quiet, for fishing, hunting, camping, and hiking. Winter activities include skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.

Heritage Inspirations LLC

Our tours navigate and partner with Heritage Hotels & Resorts to offer unique and exquisite accommodations that are distinctive across New Mexico.

Walking Tour of Historic Taos

Take a self-guided tour of historical Taos Plaza and the story-filled streets, like Bent and Ledoux, that surround it.

Walking Maps

Explore the history of Taos through a self-guided tour of the two-hundred-year-old plaza and the surrounding National Historic District.

Driving Tours & Maps

Experience the breathtaking and diverse scenery of northern New Mexico by taking a drive through the mountains and valleys.

Ski Maps

Once that powder falls, you will want to be ready to hit the slopes. Plan ahead by reviewing area ski trail maps.

Remarkable Women of Taos

Authenticity seems to be the common thread that binds these women’s stories, the attribute that most defines them.

Taos in the Movies

Taos has always inspired artists and other creative types, and cinema is no exception. Come explore where movies are made!

Beer Tours

There are abundant options in Taos where one can find finely crafted beer and delicious cuisine to go alongside.

Ghosts of Taos

Taos’s colorful and sometimes violent history means that ghost stories reverberate from the adobe walls in the historic district.

Farm to Table Adventures

The wealth of locally-grown foods, from fresh vegetables and fruit to locally sourced meat, make dining in Taos a sensual delight.

Taos Ski Valley – Ski Resort

Taos Ski Valley is a wild frontier for skiing and snowboarding, steeped in legendary culture, unconventional traditions and rugged perfection.

Angel Fire Ski Resort

With 72 trails, three terrain parks, snowtubing, and night skiing, there’s enough here to keep the family happy all week long.

San Francisco de Asis Church

Built in the 1700’s, the church has served as inspiration to artists like Georgia O’Keefe and Ansel Adams.

Taos Pueblo

Continuously inhabited for over 1,000 years, Taos Pueblo is designated both a World Heritage Site and a National Historic Landmark.

Sipapu Ski Resort

Discover a getaway the whole family will love. Slopeside lodging, a low-key atmosphere, no lift lines, and the best deals in the Rockies.

Red River Ski Area

A warm and friendly escape where you’ll always feel like part of the family, offering winter and summer fun for everyone.

Picuris Pueblo

Picuris, once the largest, today is one of the smallest Tiwa pueblos. Like Taos, it was influenced by Plains Indian culture.

Enchanted Forest XC Ski and Snowshoe Area

New Mexico’s only full service cross-country ski and snowshoe area.

Workshops, Classes and Retreats

Taking a class or a workshop is an ideal way to use your Taos visit for self-enrichment. Consider signing up for workshop or class on your Taos visit.

Guided Tours

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Workout, Relax & Rejuvenate

Taos is a place where people have fun, stay fit, and also “find” themselves. Try a new way of taking care of yourself while you’re here.

Camping in Taos

The Town of Taos is happily surrounded by wilderness – including numerous camping opportunities of varying types.

Hot Springs by the Rio Grande

Located north of Taos off Highway 522, west of the town of Arroyo Hondo about a 5-10 minute walk off a dirt road near the John Dunn Bridge.

Mountain Biking & Road Cycling in and around Taos

Get ready to roll on a multitude of trails and road in northern New Mexico. See amazing scenery from atop two wheels.

Angel Fire Summer Chairlift Rides

Enjoy Angel Fire and the Moreno Valley like never before. Take in the beautiful views as our chairlift rides take you to the summit of our mountain at 10,677 feet.

Red River Summer Chairlift Rides

Reconnect with family and loved ones this summer while cruising approximately 1,600 vertical feet to the top of Red River Ski Area.

Taos Ski Valley Scenic Chairlift Rides

Taos Ski Valley’s easiest and most relaxing way to escape the heat and enjoy the mountain scenery.
Take in the spectacular views, blue skies and clear mountain air.

Angel Fire Resort Zipline

The Angel Fire Resort Zipline Adventure Tour features six ziplines at the top of the mountain, high above the stunning Moreno Valley.

Eske’s Paradise Balloons

The most experienced Rio Grande Gorge Pilots in northern New Mexico! Your flight over and into the Rio Grande Gorge will be your dream come true!

Stand up Paddle boarding and Yoga

If you’re looking for a new challenge, yoga on a stand up paddleboard will reinvigorate you and push you to become an even better yogi than you thought possible.

Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs and Spa

These legendary waters have been soothing body, mind & spirit naturally for centuries. Ojo Caliente is the oldest natural hot springs in the country.

Wild Earth Llama Adventures

Llama trekking is hiking and camping in New Mexico’s pristine wilderness, with a woolly hiking buddy and knowledgeable wilderness guide.

Road Runner Tours Horse Adventures

Offering horseback trail rides, in addition to breakfast and dinner rides, and carriage and wagon rides.

Rio Grande Stables

Explore the stunning Sangre de Cristo Mountains & The Taos Plateau on Horseback. 2 and 3 hour day rides and sunset rides offered daily.

Mountain Skills Rock Climbing Guides

Let our certified, experienced Mountain Skills staff take you on an unforgettable, exciting mountain peak adventure that will enrich your life.

Los Rios River Runners

No rafting company in New Mexico has more experience whitewater rafting in the Santa Fe and Taos area than Los Rios River Runners.

Cottams Rio Grande Rafting

Enjoy the Best of the Best that Northern New Mexico has to offer with Cottam’s Rio Grande Rafting and Wilderness Tours!

New Mexico River Adventures

Choose from our short single-day excursions, multiday adventures, or customize your own trip!

Pueblo Balloon Company

Summer special $219 per person. Rio Grande Gorge Hot Air Balloon flights. See beautiful Northern New Mexico from our perspective!

Kit Carson Park and Cemetery

25 acres of recreation, including basketball and tennis courts; and community activities, including concerts and movies.

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

The second highest bridge on the U.S. Highway System, offering spectacular views and a great place to spot bighorn sheep.

Historic Taos Plaza

The heart of Taos, where locals gather for summer concerts and visitors enjoy the shops and galleries all year long.

Rio Grande del Norte
National Monument

Discover the Rio Grande del Norte public lands proclaimed as a national monument on March, 25 2013 by President Barack Obama.


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Eight Northern Pueblos

In northern New Mexico there exist eight historical pueblos (Native American settlements) that you can visit today.

Artesian Restaurant at Ojo Caliente

  The Artesian Restaurant provides a casual dining experience and charming atmosphere. Our chefs blends local flavors with global cuisine… Read more »

Maps & Resources
Maps & Resources

Maps and Resources for your travel to Taos – ski maps, walking maps, driving maps and more.

Visitors Guide

Request your own copy of the Visitors Guide, and find all the information you need, in a beautiful print or digital format.


These are the most commonly asked questions by visitors to Taos. Curious about how distances, elevation, or other basic information?

Taos Blog

We will take you on tours of the studios, galleries and workshops of the most interesting artisans, into the salons, spas, boutiques, restaurants and bars.

Destination Weddings

Couples come from all over the world to exchange vows in our beautiful churches and mountain settings, and here are a few of your many options.

Getting Around

Information on car rentals, shuttle transportation and airports.

Trip Ideas

Let your Taos trip have a theme, whether it’s culinary-inspired, beverage-oriented, or culturally-centered. Find the common thread and get exploring!

Landmark Sites

Of all the things to see and do in Taos, these sites offer an opportunity to see some of the more notable places that make Taos special.

Ski & Snowsports

Taos has multiple opportunities for snow sports, including skiing – both downhill and cross-country, snowboarding, and fun activities for the kids.

Water Activities

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.


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Bike, Hike, Trek, Climb

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.

Action & Adventure

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.

Eat & Drink

Restaurant ambiance is as varied as the cuisine. Dine at an alpine log cabin or a traditional adobe warmed by piñon-blazing fireplaces. ¡Buen apetito!


While browsing, keep an eye out for Taos-made products – you can find candles, smudge sticks, delicious food products, and more.

Arts & Culture

Taos has an abundance of galleries, world-class opera, chamber music, and multiple museums, ranging from historical to the artistic.


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Here you will find community events for Taos and surrounding neighborhoods. The events calendar for  Taos includes Music, Art, Workshops, Theater,… Read more »

Plan Your Trip

Plan your Taos trip here where you can find helpful resources, including FAQ’s, maps and itineraries, and even some insider tips, here.

What to Do

Nowhere else can you sample such diversity of things to do in a single town, and all within the same… Read more »

Where to Stay

Discovering the perfect place to stay is one of the most exciting aspects of planning a trip. If you are… Read more »


Taos is an art colony, a world-class ski resort, an ancient community and land of Earthships. Taos is a place of convergence – of cultures, of opposites, of like minds and new perspectives.


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‘Tis The Season To Shop

Substance is the go to boutique in Taos for stylish women who crave the latest fashion trends. Substance offers a… Read more »

Live Music & Dancing

IN THE TOWN OF TAOS After an invigorating day on the slopes or a thorough workout on the trails or… Read more »

Sipapu Disc Golf

Named by Disc Golf Digest as one of the top five scenic courses in the country, Sipapu features a 20-basket disc golf course that’s FREE to all visitors.

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