“hip spots” a taos day trip
Here is a fun Taos Day Trip that will have you visiting some of the top “Hip Spots” in Taos. You will be visiting Landmark sites, marvels of nature, off grid homes and one of the hippest Taos breweries. Allow a full day for this adventure and be sure to check out the Taos Mesa Brewing events calendar to see if you can top your day off by catching some live entertainment.
Greater World Earthship Community
More information: earthshipbiotecture.com
Visitor Center Hours: Summer 9am – 5pm Winter 10am – 4pm
Start your day off with a drive out to the Greater World Earthship community. The Greater World Community is the world’s first and largest off grid earthship subdivision. Located 15 minutes from Taos on Highway 64, 3 miles past the Gorge Bridge. The Greater World is a 30 mins drive from Taos Plaza Allow 1 hour to tour the fascinating Visitors Center and learn how an earthship is constructed. Find detailed driving directions here.
Time needed: 1 hr 30 minutes
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Visit website: riograndegorgebridge.com
Travel back on US Hwy 64 towards Taos and stop to walk over the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, the second highest bridge on the U.S. Highway System. At 650 feet (200 m) above the Rio Grande, it is the fifth highest bridge in the United States.
Time needed: 30 minutes
Natural Hot Springs by the Rio
Two sand-bottomed and rock pools are located in the ruins of an old stagecoach stop on the east bank of the Rio Grande. Water temperatures are usually about 97 F, depending on how high the river is.
Time needed: 2-3 hours
Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership
Visit website: taosmesabrewing.com
Hours: Open 7 days a week noon till late
For a delicious cold local brew and bite to eat Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership is the place to go. Located 4.4 miles from the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge the Brewery features 12 distinct house beers on draught at all times. The Taos Mounatin views are spectacular from the outdoor areas. The brewery offers nightly entertainment in either the indoor venue or outdoor earthship styled stage.
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This week, The Paseo Project hosts its first artist-in-residence, Laurelin Kruse, founder of the Mobile Museum of American Artifacts (MMoAA). Throughout the month of April, Kruse will take the Mobile Museum to 16 stops throughout Taos County, engaging the community through stories and oral histories embedded in everyday objects.
Located in the remote High Desert of New Mexico at an elevation of 7,200 feet above sea level, the poles which are two inches in diameter and around 20 feet high, are spaced 220 feet apart and have solid pointed tips that define a horizontal plane.Hard to get to, difficult to find.
Inspiration comes from nature, from “rocks and root pieces found in arroyos, tide tumbled fragments of coral on a beach, plant parts and geologic elements.” She says she likes to imagine that these pots might have been “unearthed in an archeological dig somewhere.”
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Taos Film Day: New Mexico Voices is a celebration of film, storytelling, and media education which features a filmmakers forum, a panel of Indigenous women film makers and the prestigious Canon Awards. The New Mexico Film Foundation, New Mexico Women In Film, New Mexico Girls Make Movies, Canon and UNM Taos are all collaborating to make this possible.
As if providing the best playspace and toy shop for miles around was not enough, since taking on their non-profit status, Twirl has become a true force in our midst! Empowering the children of our community with knowledge gained via creativity and play, their 4th Annual Invent Event will take place on Saturday April 28th from 12 – 4pm at Enos Garcia Elementary School
This Historical street is lined with traditional adobe shops, galleries, museums and studios and framed with established country flower gardens and wall murals.
For art lovers and collectors head to Kit Carson Road. The merchants from Kit Carson Road are ready to welcome you and often host street events including multi gallery openings and exhibitions or join the Saturday Art Walks throughout Taos to visit the galleries and studios.
A tiny village four miles south of Taos on State Highway 68 (between mile markers 41 & 42)
This shopping area offers unique one-of-a-kind locally owned stores and eateries set amidst hollyhock gardens and towering shade trees. The John Dunn walkway is a pedestrian only street and in the summer months is alive with music and food carts
We know better than anyone that wandering dozens of galleries, hiking and biking our jaw dropping trails and soaking in more than one thousand years of history can work up a serious appetite. Luckily, Taos is home to more than 60 independently-owned restaurants offering something for everyone, from the casual diner to the culinary connoisseur. .
Looking for a spring break getaway?Taos has it all, plus great weather, and when it comes to traveling with kids, this is as good as it gets, especially at this time of year. But chances are, you already know this and have your flight booked, lodging arrangements set, and are now counting the hours.
Every First Friday of the month local stores in the Historic District stay open late with pop up galleries, food and music.
Throughout the year
Take away a unique experience by attending the Pueblos during their dances and events that are open to the public.
January 30 – February 2, 2020
Every year in Taos visitors and locals alike savor the ability to combine world class skiing with fine wines and great cuisine.
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January 21 – 26, 2020
Honoring Military Families during the Taos Ski Valley Not Forgotten Outreach Military Family Appreciation Ski Week.
This Event Has been Postponed
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May 8 – 10, 2020
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May 16-17, 2020
Welcome all bikers to the 7th Annual Dennis Hopper Day and 51st Anniversary of “Easy Rider”.
May 15 – 17, 2020
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.
Get the family together and enjoy Taos’ beautiful spring and summer nights with movies at Kit Carson Park.
May 21 – 25, 2020
Get ready for the rumble as 20,000 bikers from all different backgrounds line Main Street for one lively party.
Thursdays, May 28 – August 20, 2020 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Free live music events on Taos Plaza. Bring your chairs, blanket and picnics.
Cantos de Taos group perform solos and ensembles all over the Taos region in many diverse venues.
Taos’ Line-Up of Summer Bike Events and Trail Runs for the Adventure Traveler.
Dates for 2020 will arrive soon.
Taos’ own creatives present 20 slides in 20 seconds at this favorite, almost always sold-out event!
More on the 2020 season coming soon!
Taos Music Festival Season in the Park. See who’s playing this year!
2020 Information Coming Soon!
Bring your friends and sample beer and bacon from across the Southwest while cooling off in the mountain air.
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!
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!
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.
Five star resorts, charming Inns, B&B’s, ski chalets, tents and teepees, whether it’s luxury or glamping, you’ll find it here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
2020 Information Coming soon
July 4, 2020 Parades, fireworks, music in the park and more!
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Taos Pueblo Pow Wow offers Members of Indian tribes throughout the country a chance to gather in Taos for three days to compete in traditional dance competitions.
June 16 – August 4, 2019
Over 50 years of preparing young masters for the world stage and bringing superb performances to chamber music lovers.
July 24 – 26, 2020
Annual celebration of the feast of Santa Ana and Santiago; featuring music, food, and dance – held on historical Taos Plaza.
August 16 – 18, 2019 Meow Wolf brings an immersive weekend experience of art and music to Kit Carson Park in Taos, New Mexico.
August 1 – 3, 2019
Three-day community event to celebrate diversity, increase awareness, and provide a safe place to be exactly who you are!
Wine tastings, food, hiking, live music and more will fill your weekend in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains!
Back for its 10th year Dog Days of Summer Concert will feature top-notch talent and will benefit Stray Hearts Animal Shelter in Taos
August 16 – 31st, 2019
World-renowned artists perform an impressive array of works from great classical, romantic, baroque and contemporary masters.
August 31, 2019 Glam Trash Fashion Show combines art, recycling and fashion into a glamtastic all ages non-profit annual event.
September 5 – 7, 2019 The best of live folk and Americana music around performing all weekend in the heart of Taos.
September 13 – 14, 2019 Local and visiting artists present experiential and participatory installations that harness art, science and technology for multi-sensory experiences.
Call for Entries: December 11, 2018 through January 18, 2019 – Submit your artwork for a chance to be featured on banners throughout the Taos Historic District.
September 20 – 29, 2019
Since 1974, Taos Fall Arts is the oldest arts festival in Taos and showcases emerging and established artists.
October 2019 through April 2020. For 27 years, Taos Chamber Music Group has presented an incredibly diverse scope of performances, with a reputation for creativity and artistic excellence.
October 5 – 6, 2019 Immerse yourself in the more than 400 years of wool tradition with two days of exhibits, booths, food and fun.
Showcasing the top Taos restaurants. Family Fun and Music for all!
October 11 – 12, 2019
Story Slam, Story Swap, Workshops, Children’s Stories, and the annual Storytelling Festival.
October 31, 2019 Games, Prizes, Trunk or Treat, Children’s activities take over the Taos Historic District.
October 25 – 27, 2019
Taos skies are filled with dozens of brightly colored hot air balloons lifting into the clear, cold dawn of a Taos Mountain sunrise.
November 20 – 23, 2019 Frank Morgan Taos Jazz Festival, the premier fall music event in Northern New Mexico.
November and December 2019
Yuletide in Taos is the name we give to all the unique New Mexican celebrations that happen throughout the holiday season.
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Taos Restaurants opening times and days through the Holiday season. Book your table early and celebrate in Taos.
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.
December 16 – 24, 2019
San Francisco de Asis and Community Churches
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.
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!!”
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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.
The museum is actively engaged with the community in regards to our children; their education and their future.
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.
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.
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.
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Join us for the historic ribbon cutting of the Taos Regional Airport Crosswind Runway! August 25, 2017 • 10:30am Taos… Read more »
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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, 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.
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 is helping to promote Fandango 2017, the annual Gala event to benefit Taos Historic Museums. Book signing by Joan, raffle and buffet.
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.
By Robert Cafazzo, Two Graces Gallery in Ranchos de Taos. 2017 1. Visit the Old Taos County Courthouse Mural room… Read more »
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.
Come experience the history – and see the influence – of the people who have lived in this area for thousands of years.
Taos is definitely the place to go if you are looking for a slower pace, a creative vibe, and a… Read more »
The thriving literary scenes and active community theaters assure there will be live productions throughout the year.
Traveling with pets in Taos is easy with our guide to pet friendly vacation rentals, hotels and motels, restaurants &… Read more »
Cycling – Sitting Volleyball – Kayaking Clinics When: 11:00am – 2:00pm on Saturday, April 22, 2017 Where: Taos Charter School and… Read more »
Taos has a rich, diverse past with an abundance of stories and legends. Discover their stories.
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 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.
From paupers to Presidents, William Coupon has shot them all. And he’s lived to tell the stories. I remember William Coupon… Read more »
A Tasty Fundraiser for The PASEO in Taos When: 5:00PM to 7:00PM on Friday, February 10, 2017 Where: Chokola on… Read more »
Blog courtesy of taoStyle.net In the era of airbnb, it’s easy to forget about the fabulous Bed and Breakfast Inns… Read more »
Blog courtesy of taoStyle – Read more at www.taoStyle.net 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 »
Giving it back or paying it forward, tithing is living according to the Golden Rule that says the Universe… Read more »
Whether you’re planning a conference, ski trip, seminar, corporate retreat, wedding, or family reunion – Taos County has facilities to… Read more »
If the Manzanita Market looks familiar, it’s because this little apple didn’t fall very far from the tree. Manzanita Market… Read more »
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.
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.
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 is housed in a sprawling 150 year old adobe building in the heart of the Historical District in Taos…. Read more »
When I contacted Robert earlier this week regarding this profile piece on him, I asked if he had anything specific… Read more »
“I was born in Dodge City, Kansas, on a farm, in 1936. I followed the light changing on the horizon”… Read more »
2014 was a great year for Paul O’Connor. His acclaimed book Taos Portraits won in three categories including Best Book… Read more »
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 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.
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.
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 celebrates 27 years on Bent Street this month!
The Michael McCormick Gallery has a new addition to its already impressive stable of artists.
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.
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? No matter what you decide to call them, firelight is a major theme for the Holidays in the Land Of Enchantment!
Nancy’s considerable musical experience continues to inform her own creative passage and the uniqueness of Taos Chamber Music Group’s programming.
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.
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’s story reads like a novel. Born and raised in Marfa, Texas before Donald Judd arrived and staked out the town’s Art cred,
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.
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.
Inspired and inspiring, these two remarkable members of our vibrant Art Community, Agnes Chavez and J Matthew Thomas have gifted Taos.
The founder of one of Taos’ best eateries, a working actor and a world-class chef, Chris is another reason Taos is so special.
And Patricia Michael’s unique vision is right on time in an era when Fashion more than ever before, celebrates individuality.
Taos Visitor Center has ample free parking, friendly and helpful staff and the information visitors need to make the most of their stay.
Taos has a thriving performing arts scene that rivals a big city, and includes opera, chamber music, live theatre, and ballet.
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.
A native New Yorker, Richard graduated from Cornell University’s Hotel and Restaurant School before creating and managing several successful restaurants in the City.
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.
A vaulted dining space off the lobby boasted a five-star culinary experience, but the space that really got people talking was the bar.
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 Vasquez is a true Taos Treasure. An accomplished dancer and choreographer, Amber is the Founder and Director of the Taos Youth Ballet.
The Palacio de Marquesa is in high demand for travelers to Taos, and rightly so. I left feeling pampered and rejuvenated.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is her love of geology, history and culture that sets her apart, and make her tours memorable.
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.
Taos celebrates the culture and arts – visual, performing, culinary, musical, literary, all year long. Come join the fun.
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.
Taos affords a rich tapestry of choice for the chamber music aficionado during all seasons of the year.
Find the highways that lead to Taos, from whichever direction you might be traveling: north, west, east, or south.
Take a trip to the other side of the mountains for a history lesson of what happens when two empires, Spanish and American, meet.
Vast open spaces, magnificent peaks, and abundant wildlife greet the visitor to Carson National Forest’s Valle Vidal.
Explore the distinctive stories of the historic adobe churches of northern New Mexico, and how they influence their communities.
This alternate route between Taos and Santa Fe offers awe-inspiring scenery and remote villages.
The arts & crafts festivals of Taos provide a great opportunity to find unique, handmade, attractively priced items.
A timeline of the important events that have shaped Taos, from ancient times of hunter-gatherers to the modern day art colony.
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.
1915: Six artists formed an alliance: the Taos Society of Artists, which would transform Taos into a world-renowned art colony.
Past and Present
Visionaries, ranging across the time and cultural spectrum, who helped make Taos what it is today.
Taos has long attracted – or created? – people who are agents of change, “visionaries.” Learn their stories.
A wine connoisseur has ample opportunity to sample the award-winning wines of Northern New Mexico.
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.
Take a self-guided tour of historical Taos Plaza and the story-filled streets, like Bent and Ledoux, that surround it.
Explore the history of Taos through a self-guided tour of the two-hundred-year-old plaza and the surrounding National Historic District.
Experience the breathtaking and diverse scenery of northern New Mexico by taking a drive through the mountains and valleys.
Once that powder falls, you will want to be ready to hit the slopes. Plan ahead by reviewing area ski trail maps.
Authenticity seems to be the common thread that binds these women’s stories, the attribute that most defines them.
Taos has always inspired artists and other creative types, and cinema is no exception. Come explore where movies are made!
There are abundant options in Taos where one can find finely crafted beer and delicious cuisine to go alongside.
Taos’s colorful and sometimes violent history means that ghost stories reverberate from the adobe walls in the historic district.
The wealth of locally-grown foods, from fresh vegetables and fruit to locally sourced meat, make dining in Taos a sensual delight.
Built in the 1700’s, the church has served as inspiration to artists like Georgia O’Keefe and Ansel Adams.
Picuris, once the largest, today is one of the smallest Tiwa pueblos. Like Taos, it was influenced by Plains Indian culture.
New Mexico’s only full service cross-country ski and snowshoe area.
Taking a class or a workshop is an ideal way to use your Taos visit for self-enrichment. Consider signing up… Read more »
With so much to see and do in Taos and the surrounding areas, it can be overwhelming deciding what to… Read more »
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.
The Town of Taos is happily surrounded by wilderness – including numerous camping opportunities of varying types.
Get ready to roll on a multitude of trails and road in northern New Mexico. See amazing scenery from atop two wheels.
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.
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.
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.
25 acres of recreation, including basketball and tennis courts; and community activities, including concerts and movies.
The heart of Taos, where locals gather for summer concerts and visitors enjoy the shops and galleries all year long.
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In northern New Mexico there exist eight historical pueblos (Native American settlements) that you can visit today.
Maps and Resources for your travel to Taos – ski maps, walking maps, driving maps, hiking maps, biking maps, county an state maps.
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?
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.
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.
Information on car rentals, shuttle transportation and airports.
Let your Taos trip have a theme, whether it’s culinary-inspired, beverage-oriented, or culturally-centered. Find the common thread and get exploring!
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.
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.
Taos has an abundance of galleries, world-class opera, chamber music, and multiple museums, ranging from historical to the artistic.
Taos offers the most breathtaking and varied scenery in the state of New Mexico. Please feel free to email us for help with your production in Taos.
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Substance is the go to boutique in Taos for stylish women who crave the latest fashion trends. Substance offers a… Read more »