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Taos is New Mexico True
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Nothing beats the diversity of activities—both indoor and outdoor—available in Taos, making it a perfect destination for the whole family, no matter the season.

In warmer months, enjoy horseback riding and llama trekking through the cool forested mountains, white water rafting and fishing on the Rio Grande, and hiking, climbing, and mountain biking on any number of routes and trails appropriate for all members of the family. Or catch some air and take a ride on a chairlift, hot air balloon, or zip line.

Winter is an enchanting time in Taos, and there is no better place to teach your kids how to ski or snowboard. Taos boasts some of the best snowsports schools in the country, and family friendly resorts—both downhill and cross-country—can be found all around the Enchanted Circle. The holidays are a particularly magical time to visit Taos, with farolitos adorning the downtown sidewalks and Taos Plaza aglow with thousands of twinkle lights. 

Throughout the year, there are museums to explore the history and culture of the southwest, a walkable downtown full of shops and restaurants, and outdoor events with fun for the whole family. 

Taos is a unique destination; it combines an limitless variety of outdoor adventures and activities with colorful culture and rich history that your family will love exploring.

Family Friendly
Cooking Studio Taos

In addition to offering cooking classes, Cooking Studio Taos hosts a Secret Supper club once a month. Join us for a five course meal, prepared by Chef Chris Maher, at a secret location in the Taos area that changes every month.

Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad

Spend the day on America’s best scenic railroad. The coal-fired steam engine of Cumbres & Toltec takes you into the unspoiled West.

Earthship Biotecture

In addition to the self guided tour that goes through our Earthship Visitor Center daily, we also have 2 kinds of guided tours. Guided tours are generally reserved for groups of 10 or more, however, we can accommodate a smaller group.

Ghost Tour of Taos!

No town with the long and colorful history of Taos is able to escape its past without a few resident otherworldly spirits to enliven the scene. Visit the haunted byways of the Historic District on a journey through the streets and alleyways of Paranormal Taos Plaza.

Gutters Bowling Alley

Gutters is a 12 lane brand new bowling facility as well as a full-service restaurant with beer and wine. Our goal in creating Gutters is to provide our community with a facility that can bring safe, fun, entertainment for all ages.

Mindful Frontiers LLC

Welcome your mindful future! Meditation is a practice that helps us navigate the uncertainties of life. With 25+ years of meditation experience & professional credentials, we match the meditation style to the level & needs of individual students or groups.

Quail Ridge Swimming and Tennis

Take in the views from Quail Ridge Taos’ seasonal outdoor heated pool, kiddie pool & year round hot tub. Swimming lessons available over the summer. Ten Tennis courts available for lessons and games.

Rafting, Paddleboard, Kayak & Funyak

Whether it’s a paddle or a fishing line you’re looking to spend time with, Taos offers a diverse selection of lakes, river stretches and holes to ride, wade and angle in.

Rock Climbing

In Taos enjoy a diverse topography spanning from the basalt crags of the Rio Grande Gorge to the pristine granite of Tres Piedras.

Storyteller Cinema

Neighborhood movie house showing first-run titles on 7 screens with classic concessions.

Taos Henna Co.

100% Pure Henna Cones, Free-hand henna tattoos for Special occasion, important milestones, Event entertainment, Vacation activities, Religious and spiritual retreats, workshops and corporate functions. Please call us for more information.

Taos Youth & Family Center

Quality recreational facilities including a swimming pool with water slides, skateboard park, birthday/meeting rooms, game room, and a year-round rink which features ice skating from Nov-Mar and rollerblading from Apr-Oct.

Taos Youth Ballet

One of the leading dance schools in Northern New Mexico with a special interest in exposing the community at large to dance, live music and educational opportunities.