Like many historic towns, downtown Taos grew up without a lot of planning. Burro paths became alleyways, and wagon trails became roads. You don’t need to look any further than Bent Street to know that the road wasn’t planned with vehicle traffic in mind. So even though Taos is pretty small, we can’t overstate the importance of a good map.
Your accommodations will likely have some good ones available, but there are a few on this page to get you started before you even get to Taos. That much-needed map of downtown—including a great walking tour of historic Taos—as well as maps and information on all the great escapes you can have in the Taos area.
information on hiking, biking, and climbing in summer, or cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in winter. Directions for driving tours to experience all the natural beauty of Taos and the Enchanted Circle, from the golden aspens in autumn to the pristine wilderness of the Carson National Forest’s Valle Vidal. Or if you’re coming to Taos to hit the slopes, plan your first run down the mountain with a sneak speak at the trail maps of all the local winter sport resorts.
Although it’s true that not all who wander are lost, a good map will help you wander Taos with purpose.
The High Road to Taos travels through awe-inspiring scenery and remote mountain villages that cling to their Spanish colonial roots.