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“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

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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

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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

Exterior of Taos Mesa Brewing

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.

Chef Cristina’s Biscochitos

Learn how to make New Mexico’s beloved holiday cookies!

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Enchanted Circle Driving Tour

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

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Shop Local!

Shop Local Taos! Times are tough for everyone these days. The uncertainty of this pandemic has affected everyone in Taos…. Read more »

A Cruise through Downtown Taos

Downtown Taos is filled with wonderful shops, galleries, architecture and history. Its the perfect location for a morning stroll —… Read more »

Made in Taos: Products to Be Well, Stay Safe

Taos businesses have risen to meet the needs of this COVID-19 affected reality.

SOMOS—A Place for Words

The Society of the Muse of the Southwest (SOMOS) is a respected literary resource center in Taos.

¡Que Vivan Las Fiestas de Taos!

Taos Fiestas are an annual celebration of community and culture.

Taos Pueblo Pow Wow Past and Future

The history and future of a cultural tradition.

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Taos Businesses Rise to the COVID Challenge

Summertime in Taos is an experience not to be missed. In this COVID-19 affected world, however, enjoying this high desert mountain town looks and feels a little different.

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.

Food: Where the Home Is

COVID-19 Update – We hope this blog can offer inspiration for your future safe adventures, however, we do want to… Read more »

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.

A Love Letter to Taos

I remember the first time I saw you. From a distance, I couldn’t help but be awe-struck by your wild beauty. And through you, a new world opened up to me.

Fly Fishing in Taos: Social Distancing in its Purest Form

As New Mexico relaxes its restrictions during this time of crisis, and we return to some form of normal life living with COVID 19, many New Mexicans are turning to the great outdoors.

Nomadic Bard Visits Taos

A short travel documentary on Taos.

Vagabrothers Take a Road Trip to Taos

Join Alex and Marko, the Vagabrothers, on their journey to Taos.

Taos River Rafting

A video introduction to northern NM river Rafting.

Taos Earthships

A video introduction to the world of earthships — homes built with natural and recycled materials.

San Francisco de Asís Church Mudding

Watch an authentic “mudding” experience of the iconic church in Ranchos de Taos.

Hotel Luna Mystica

Watch a video introducing you to Taos’ one and only vintage trailer hotel and campground.

PASEO 2019 Highlights Video

View a video showcasing some highlights from the 2019 PASEO outdoor art festival.

Paseo Project: Art in Quarantine

A podcast series featuring local artists discussing their art and life during this time of COVID19.

This is Me: A Kid’s Virtual Art Show

A virtual art exhibition from the youth of Taos.

Seco Live: Stay at Home Live Music Series

Live musical performances by some of Taos’ amazing local acts. Presented by Arroyo Seco Live

Taos Center for the Arts: Big SCreen @ Home

Now you can support TCA and watch new releases right from the comfort of your home.

Taos Mesa Brewing TV

Enjoy performances from some of Taos’ best local musical talent, live from the stage at Taos Mesa Brewing.

Taos School of Music: Virtual 2020 Chamber Music Festival

Join the Taos School of Music for their first ever virtual season

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Marjorie Eaton: A Life in Pictures

This is the first exhibition to focus on Marjorie Eaton’s vast portfolio of work, not only as a modernist painter, but also as a photographer and actress.

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Shop Taos Online

You don’t need to come to Taos to enjoy shopping at some of the coolest businesses in New Mexico. Below… Read more »

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Taos.org Business Directory – Terms and Conditions By submitting my business listing to the Taos.org business directory, I agree to… Read more »

Sopapillas in Taos

Whether you’re enjoying a plate of blue corn enchiladas, a giant smothered burrito, fish tacos or delicious deep fried rellenos, the sopapilla is the perfect complement to any New Mexican dish.

A Self-Guided Driving Tour of Lilacs Blooming in the Taos Historic District

The arrival of spring in Taos brings with it the blossoming of lilacs everywhere. Lilacs in springtime are ubiquitous in Taos.

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The Taos.org directory showcases the many tourism related entities in our region. Throughout Taos.org there are different pages and sections… Read more »

How to Add your business

It’s easy to create a new listing on the Taos.org directory. In this example, we’ll create a new Listing with… Read more »

How to Edit and upgrade your listing

With the new Taos.org Business Directory you have the ability to edit your listings as often as you would like…. Read more »

How to claim a Listing

If your business is already listed on the Taos.org directory, you can “claim” it to take control of the listing…. Read more »

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List your business on Taos’ Premiere Destination Website Taos.org is the region’s #1 travel and tourism website, with over 1.8… Read more »

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Taos Art Banners

To celebrate Taos as an arts destination, support the abundant creativity of our artists, give visibility to those who may… Read more »

Taos Inspires Art

Taos is known for its landscape. Wide open mesas, jagged mountains, and clear blue skies . The light, serenity, and… Read more »

#TogetherTaos

Updates on what is Available to do in Taos if you happen to be here.

Après Ski

Taos is so much more than just an amazing ski destination. See what it’s like to Apres in Taos.

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to Visit TAOS

November 11, 2019 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree makes a stop in Taos before heading to Washington D.C.

Taos Artists

Taos is a mecca for artists and visionaries. Artists find endless inspiration through Taos’ natural beauty, rustic charm, and unique way of life.

Find Wellness in Taos

Discover wellness in a land celebrated for its culture, food, healers, landscapes, architecture and artists. Discover Taos.

Kickoff the season with epic snowsport film

November 15, 2019 Kickoff the winter season with Warren Miller’s, Timeless. Prizes. Giveaways.

Lodging in Taos

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Rio Grande Serenade

UNM-Taos Digital Media Arts Program is involved in its most ambitious project to date; a documentary film about the Rio Grande.

Fall into Taos: Art, Culture and Scenic Vistas

Taos is a feast for the senses throughout the year. It truly shines bright during the autumnal months. See for yourself!

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The PASEO Makes Connections

The Paseo festival returns to Taos with local, national and international artists bringing their work to the streets on September 13 and 14, 2019.

Itineraries

An Outdoor Enthusiast’s Guide to Year-Round Taos Recreation Arts & Culture A Serenity Seeker’s Guide to Taos Foodie Adventure Shopping… Read more »

Escape to Taos

Your escape awaits! Come relax and recharge in a unique town that will have you counting the days until your next days off.

#expLOReTaos Geocache

The LOR Foundation is asking you to #expLOReTaos. Search for geocaches to win money for organizations working to improve the quality of life in Taos.

Summer Of Music

Enjoy a summer of great music in Taos including Sting, War, Ozomotli, Lake Street Dive, The Mavericks, the Taos Vortex festival, and more!

Judy Chicago At The Harwood

Judy Chicago’s The Birth Project from New Mexico Collections, opens at the Harwood Museum of Art on June 2nd, 2019.

Dennis Hopper’s Easy Ride

The annual celebration of the life of Dennis Hopper with events May 17th-19th, 2019 in Taos, NM.

Monolith on the Mesa

Monolith on the Mesa is proud to announce the inaugural year of the two-day music and interactive art festival!

Policing Sting

Lynn Robinson recounts seeing The Police at their first NYC concert, and tells us what to expect when Sting performs live in Taos.

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Mother’s Day Music Festival

Friday – Sunday, May 8 – 10, 2020

Three day, family-friendly, free music festival to celebrate Mother’s Day.

Earth Week At Rio Fernando Park

Participate in fun and educational events that celebrate Earth Week 2019 in Taos Land Trust’s Rio Fernando Park.

Squashblossoms And Bearclaws

Where to find Native American turquoise and silver jewelry in Taos.

All Aboard The Earthship

Almost 50 years ago the development of Earthships began; off-the-grid homes using solar & wind power and recycled materials.

7 Real Risks When Hiking in Spring

Safely enjoy Taos, New Mexico’s amazing hikes and outdoor trails.

Marketing Reports

2019 “Taos Tourism Marketing and PR Report” for Fall / Winter 2019 / 2020 “Taos Tourism Marketing and PR Report”… Read more »

Taos Facts + Numbers

Quick Facts Taos is located in Northern New Mexico in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the southernmost subrange of the… Read more »

Press

Taos: In the News Thrillst, December 2020These Ultra-Chill Ski Towns Have All the Powder and Half the Crowds Mom Knows… Read more »

News Releases

2019 December 16, 2019Artists Encouraged to Submit Work for 2020 Town of Taos Lamppost Banner Competition November 26, 2019Town of… Read more »

Five Free Things to do in Taos

Free attractions are great money savers so you can pick up art, jewelry and pottery you fall in love with, guilt free!

Getting Around Taos

So you’ve booked your flight. Now how do you get around Taos? Take a look.

3 Best Coffee Shops In Taos

For coffee lovers, it’s a real treat to discover a local coffee shop where you can savor a cup of coffee and connect with the local community.

Taos Winter Wine Festival

A celebration of food and wine in the winter wonderland of Taos and Taos Ski Valley. January 31 – February 3, 2019

Fly Our Friendly Skies

We have snow! And with its arrival, skiers’ thoughts naturally drift to snowy mountains, fresh powder and fireside après-ski drinks.

Holiday Cheer At The Cellar

Celebrate the Season! This Friday from 4-6.30pm, the Cellar will host a very special Holiday Tasting. When I popped in yesterday to… Read more »

Heritage Holidays at El Monte

When Robin Naylor arrived in Taos, she thought it was a temporary relocation. She’d come to help her brother with… Read more »

Shop Local Taos

Shop Local Taos 2018 is a great way to show your support for our community during this holiday shopping season. View the participating stores offering Shop Local Discounts.

A Special Place

This year, in keeping with its surroundings, the Austing Haus has undergone a facelift of its own and is re-opening after renovations on Thanksgiving Day.

We’re Opening Early!

We’re kicking off winter a day earlier than scheduled! Thanks to our state-of-the-art snowmaking equipment and cooperation from Mother Nature, Sipapu is the first ski resort to open in New Mexico—sixteen years in a row.

A Field Guide To Taos

Taos is back on the map! Last week, the Matador Network listed their 25 Coolest Towns in America for 2018. Taos is… Read more »

Workshops at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House

The Mabel Dodge Luhan House truly unique historic hotel with offers 21  rooms that are individually furnished with one-of-a-kind furniture… Read more »

Taos Air Launch Press Release

Taos Regional Airport Launches Air Service to Dallas, Austin Taos Air to increase accessibility to Northern New Mexico region, improve… Read more »

Taos Air

Taos Regional Airport Launches Air Service to Dallas, Austin. Enjoy the fastest, easiest route to the Rockies with the convenience of the Taos Air experience.

Taos History Tours “Off the Beaten Track and Hidden in Plain Sight”

See for yourself why Taos is much more than a Day Trip! $90. (per person) Half Day 4-5 hours morning or… Read more »

Five Best Chile Hotspots In Taos

You might love NY, but New Mexicans love chile. From the  welcome signs on our highways featuring huge red and green chile,… Read more »

5 Plants You Will See Everywhere in Taos, New Mexico

By: Gale Dabrowski The Northern location of Taos, New Mexico makes this area rich in native plant diversity. You’ll see… Read more »

Rafting, Paddleboard, Kayak & Funyak

The best whitewater rafting in New Mexico is found here. Discover a diverse selection of lakes, river stretches and holes to ride, wade and paddle in.

Village of 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.

7 of the Best Food Finds in Taos, New Mexico

Nestled within the Sangre de Christo Mountains, Taos is known for its idyllic scenery, thriving art galleries, Native American culture, and, perhaps… Read more »

The Paseo: Pt. 2

Hot on the heels of Burning Man, the Paseo Project Festival segues into Taos this weekend. I mention Burning Man… Read more »

The Paseo. Pt. 1: Janet Webb

This weekend the Paseo Project once again takes its Festival to the streets of Taos. Begun in 2014 by Matt Thomas and Agnes… Read more »

Family Fun in Taos

Find out why Taos is the perfect place for your family vacation, with insider tips and more to all the kid friendly and family activities.

Taos is New Mexico True

Taos is everything you think it is – artsy and outdoorsy, historical and quirky and breathtakingly beautiful; except it’s even… Read more »

Skiing & Snowboarding

Get to know all of the ski resorts located in Northern New Mexico! In Northern New Mexico and within 84… Read more »

Mountain Villages & Towns

Day trip to entirely different worlds and be back in Taos for dinner. Taos is the ideal homebase for exploring… Read more »

For The Health Of It

June bugs aside, in Taos, Mid-summer means For The Health Of It. This summer, celebrating their 8th annual event and… Read more »

Americana Mama

Necessity is the mother of invention. A need (or problem), encourages creative efforts to meet the need or solve the… Read more »

Gutter Ball

Gutter Ball: When the bowling ball enters the gutter from the lane. There’s a whole lingo around bowling and you’re… Read more »

Three Best Places To Go Fishing in Taos

  Gone Fishing! The sign read, Back after Memorial Day Weekend! I chuckled, this Taoseno had the right idea. Unless… Read more »

First Fridays at Taos Blue

All Summer long and into the early Fall, First Fridays have quickly become a favorite evening for locals and visitors… Read more »

Let’s Go Glamping

These days it’s much cooler to Glamp than it is to simply go camping. When journalist, author, and designer Julia… Read more »

Hot Summer, Shree Yoga

Summer in the city. Is the title of the blogpost I invited Suki Dalury to write. This is the first… Read more »

Hot Springs and Day Spas

Mineral Springs and Day Spas in and around Taos New Mexico is blessed with some of the finest hot springs… Read more »

Farm to Table at El Monte Sagrado

  Earlier this year, the El Monte Sagrado Resort & Spa hosted its first Farm To Table dinner. The event… Read more »

Bridal Beauty

You’ve got the dress, found a venue, a florist and a hairdresser, but finding a make-up artist has proved elusive…. Read more »

7 Best Places to Cool Off During a Heatwave in Taos

It’s hot out there! In more ways than one, but even though fires are burning with more heat waves on… Read more »

Local Flavor: The Performing Arts

  “The performing arts have a transformational effect on the audience and the performers.” “Local Flavor Magazine took this notion… Read more »

Bill Gersh at Magpie

Bill Gersh is a legend in these parts. Among both the people who knew him and those who did not…. Read more »

Paseo Project’s Acequia Aqui

As if getting ready for the biggest Paseo yet were not enough to chew on, the Paseo peeps have loaded… Read more »

Monsoon Mushrooms

  Monsoon season means mushrooms aqui en Taos. They come in all shapes and sizes – some are delicious and… Read more »

Rainy Day Activities

It’s raining, it’s pouring. And yes, it may be wishful thinking, but the Monsoons have arrived, albeit with less gusto… Read more »

Deb Komitor at Taos Blue

Born and raised in Ohio, Deb Komitor spent her childhood in nature, climbing trees and spending hours in creeks catching… Read more »

Inevitable Things

  High and dry. It sure feels that way this summer in Taos, as the rain clouds form, thunder rolls… Read more »

Enchanted Taos

Taos is the kind of place you only hear about in fairytales – an enchanted land where art is alive,… Read more »

Summer Move and Groove

Soak up every last second of summer in Taos, New Mexico. Whether you’re in the mood to move or groove, this is the place to do it.

Outdoor Recreation

Taos is a year-round destination, so pick your season and start planning your getaway.

Ballooning, Zipline, Chairlift

The sky is indeed big and blue in Northern New Mexico. It’s an adventure in itself up there, from Taos’… Read more »

Camping, Glamping & RV’s

The way we travel has changed. We no longer want a generic, one-size-fits-all vacation. We want to explore on our… Read more »

Bent Street

Located in the heart of the Historical District of Taos you will this charming street to Shop & Stroll. The… Read more »

Fishing

When most people think of New Mexico, they think of painted deserts and green chile.  Few would consider it a… Read more »

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… Read more »

Hiking

  With the weather warming up and daylight hours stretching into evening, there’s no better time of year to get outside!… Read more »

Horseback & Llama Trekking

On two feet, or on four feet, however you prefer, there’s a dizzying range of ways and places to make… Read more »

Mountain Biking & Road Biking

Off road or on, there are miles and miles to conquer (or just coast on) on bike in Taos. From savagely beautiful to super serene, the views you can take in on two wheels are unbeatable here.

Rock Climbing

Taos: a basalt, granite, and conglomerate paradise in northern New Mexico The Rio Grande Gorge features several rock climbing locations… Read more »

Marshall’s Great Noodles

  Every summer (until late October), Marshall Thompson parks his Noodle Cart at the top of the John Dunn Shops… Read more »

“Hip Spots” A 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.

TravelNewMexico x Visit Taos Photo Contest

  We are thrilled to announce we have teamed up with TravelNewMexico on Instagram to host the Visit Taos Photo… Read more »

The Couse Foundation’s Preservation Mission

The Taos Society of Artists was founded in 1915 and although it 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 »

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

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.

The Lightning Field

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.

Luisa Baldinger At Taos Blue

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.”

Southwest Wellness Celebrates 420

April is usually a slow time up here in Taos, but not this year! WEED Day is an unofficial celebration dedicated to cannabis that is marked in various locations around the world every year. People gather to smoke or consume marijuana together, often using the occasion to push for the legalization of the drug.

UNM-Taos DMA Film Day: New Mexico Voices

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.

Twirl’s 4th Annual Invent Event

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

Cultural Crossroads of the West

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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.

Kit Carson Road

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.

Ranchos de Taos Plaza

A tiny village four miles south of Taos on State Highway 68 (between mile markers 41 & 42)

John Dunn Shops

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

Paseo del Pueblo Norte

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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 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. .

5 Things To Do In Taos During Spring Break

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.

Taos First Fridays

Every First Friday of the month local stores in the Historic District stay open late with pop up galleries, food and music.

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 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.

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 21 – 26, 2020
Honoring Military Families during the Taos Ski Valley Not Forgotten Outreach Military Family Appreciation Ski Week.

Taos Shortz Film Festival

This Event Has been Postponed
We’ve chosen 75 of the Best Short Films on the Planet and are bringing them to Taos!!

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 8 – 10, 2020
If you’re looking to make a splash this Mother’s Day, look no further than the 2020 Mother’s Day Rio Grande Whitewater Races!

Dennis Hopper Day

May 16-17, 2020
Welcome all bikers to the 7th Annual Dennis Hopper Day and 51st Anniversary of “Easy Rider”.

Taos Lilac Festival

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.

Movies on the Green

Wednesdays
Get the family together and enjoy Taos’ beautiful spring and summer nights with movies at Kit Carson Park.

Red River Memorial Motorcycle Rally

May 21 – 25, 2020
Get ready for the rumble as 20,000 bikers from all different backgrounds line Main Street for one lively party.

Taos Plaza Live

Thursdays, May 28 – August 20, 2020 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Free live music events on Taos Plaza. Bring your chairs, blanket and picnics.

Taos Opera Institute

June 2020
Cantos de Taos group perform solos and ensembles all over the Taos region in many diverse venues.

Running and Biking Races in Taos

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

Pecha Kucha Taos

Dates for 2020 will arrive soon.
Taos’ own creatives present 20 slides in 20 seconds at this favorite, almost always sold-out event!

Music in the Park

More on the 2020 season coming soon!
Taos Music Festival Season in the Park. See who’s playing this year!

Bacon and Brews

2020 Information Coming Soon!
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, B&B’s, ski chalets, tents and teepees, whether it’s luxury or glamping, you’ll find it here.

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!

4th of July celebration in Taos

2020 Information Coming soon
July 4, 2020 Parades, fireworks, music in the park and more!

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

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.

Taos School of Music

June 16 – August 4, 2019
Over 50 years of preparing young masters for the world stage and bringing superb performances to chamber music lovers.

Las Fiestas de Taos

July 24 – 26, 2020
Annual celebration of the feast of Santa Ana and Santiago; featuring music, food, and dance – held on historical Taos Plaza.

Taos Vortex 2019

August 16 – 18, 2019 Meow Wolf brings an immersive weekend experience of art and music to Kit Carson Park in Taos, New Mexico.

Taos Pride

August 1 – 3, 2019
Three-day community event to celebrate diversity, increase awareness, and provide a safe place to be exactly who you are!

Summer Wine Festival

August, 2019
Wine tastings, food, hiking, live music and more will fill your weekend in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains!

Dog Days of Summer

August 2019
Back for its 10th 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 16 – 31st, 2019
World-renowned artists perform an impressive array of works from great classical, romantic, baroque and contemporary masters.

Glam Trash Fashion Show

August 31, 2019 Glam Trash Fashion Show combines art, recycling and fashion into a glamtastic all ages non-profit annual event.

Michael Hearne’s Big Barn Dance

September 5 – 7, 2019 The best of live folk and Americana music around performing all weekend in the heart of Taos.

The Paseo Festival

September 13 – 14, 2019 Local and visiting artists present experiential and participatory installations that harness art, science and technology for multi-sensory experiences.

Taos Lamppost Banner Art Competition 2019

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.

Taos Fall Arts Festival

September 20 – 29, 2019
Since 1974, Taos Fall Arts is the oldest arts festival in Taos and showcases emerging and established artists.

Taos Chamber Music Group

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.

Taos Wool Festival

October 5 – 6, 2019 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 2019
Showcasing the top Taos restaurants. Family Fun and Music for all!

SOMOS Storytelling Festival

October 11 – 12, 2019
Story Slam, Story Swap, Workshops, Children’s Stories, and the annual Storytelling Festival.

Taos Celebrates Halloween

October 31, 2019 Games, Prizes, Trunk or Treat, Children’s activities take over the Taos Historic District.

Taos Mountain Balloon Rally

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.

Taos Jazz Bebop Society

November 20 – 23, 2019 Frank Morgan Taos Jazz Festival, the premier fall music event in Northern New Mexico.

Yuletide in Taos

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.

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 »

Restaurants Open for the Holidays

Taos Restaurants opening times and days through the Holiday season. Book your table early and celebrate in Taos.

Dixon Studio Tour

November 2019
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, 2019
San Francisco de Asis and Community Churches

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.

#YesTaos terms and conditions

Hello! If you’re checking out this page it might be because we’ve asked for the rights to a photo or video… 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.

Museums

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.

Hiking in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

You are invited to explore el Río Grande del Norte National Monument. The 310,528-acre monument—the majority of which is managed by the Bureau… Read more »

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.

100 Things To Do In Taos

By Robert Cafazzo, Two Graces Gallery in Ranchos de Taos. 2017 1. Visit the Old Taos County Courthouse Mural room… Read more »

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.

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.

Pet Friendly Taos

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

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 »

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.

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 »

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 taoStyle.net 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 www.taoStyle.net On the corner of Dona Luz, across from the Guadalupe Church,… Read more »

ACEQ

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

Bookends

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, Weddings & Group Travel

Whether you’re planning a conference, ski trip, seminar, corporate retreat, wedding, or family reunion – Taos County has facilities to… 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

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 »

Chokola

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’s

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 »

Auromesa

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

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.

Village of 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.

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.

Festivals

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.

Theatre

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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… Read more »

Guided Tours

With so much to see and do in Taos and the surrounding areas, it can be overwhelming deciding what to… Read more »

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kit Carson Park and Cemetery

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

Historic Taos Plaza

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

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Eight Northern Pueblos

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

Maps & Resources

Maps and Resources for your travel to Taos – ski maps, walking maps, driving maps, hiking maps, biking maps, county an state maps.

Visitor’s Guide

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

FAQ’s

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.

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!

Shop & Stroll

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.

Films

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.

Contact

Sign-up for Taos News and Events Sign up for the latest events and trip planning ideas. Sign up here Visitor… Read more »

Media

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the beautiful Town of Taos – an otherworldly place where arts and… Read more »

Events

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 »

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Drawn by clean air and mythical light, visitors come to Taos, New Mexico’s Soul of the Southwest to experience rich spiritual traditions, fine art, distinctive cuisine, a thriving music scene and of course, the raw, natural beauty of the landscape. Discover your place faraway from the everyday in Taos, New Mexico.

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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 »

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