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The sky is indeed big and blue in Northern New Mexico.

It’s an adventure in itself up there, from Taos’ fast-changing changing weather and iconic Southwestern sunrises, sunsets, moonrises and moonsets to the never-ending panorama of stars seen against a black, black sky. There’s birdlife to spy as well. For the adventurous of spirit, try soaring 50-stories above the forest on Angel Fire’s new zipline ride.

If you’re up for seeing the mesas and Taos’ wildly dynamic geography from above, a hot air balloon ride could be the new high for you. Take flight with expert pilots over strange and sensational terrain. Drift past ancient basalt formations or dip down into the Rio Grande Gorge. Taos and ballooning were made for each other. Welcome aboard!

HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES
Take a breathtaking ride in the skies over scenic Taos. An experience like no other, a balloon flight in Taos could even take you down into the Rio Grande Gorge, where the bottom of the basket will touch the river!
PUEBLO BALLOON COMPANY
This is an adventure of a lifetime, and one that you will talk about forever. From the moment you make your reservation through the day of your flight, we bring you along on an experience like no other.
TAOS BALLOON RIDES
Taos Balloon Rides follow a unique balloon flight path over and in the Rio Grande Gorge, the wilderness and the "high bridge," which is unmatched in its scenic beauty and outstanding hot air balloon flight conditions.
ESKE'S PARADISE BALLOONS
Balloon flights begin at dawn with a ride into the desert outside Taos, New Mexico, inflation of the huge lighter-than-air craft, boarding the basket, and floating upward with an experienced, licensed pilot.
ZIPLINING
The sky is indeed big and blue in Northern New Mexico. It’s a adventure in itself up there, from Taos’ fast-changing changing weather and iconic Southwestern sunrises, sunsets, moonrises and moonsets to the never-ending panorama of stars seen against a black, black sky. There’s birdlife to spy as well. For the adventurous of spirit, try soaring 50-stories above the forest on Angel Fire's new zipline ride.
ANGEL FIRE ZIPLINE
Soar through the air on New Mexico's first and only multi-station Zipline Adventure Tour, and take in the views high above the Moreno Valley. This one of a kind Rocky Mountain adventure features multiple segments at the top of the mountain.
RED RIVER PIONEER FLYER
Experience the thrill of flying over the pond, Pioneer Road, and up to the tower on The Face! You simply must experience it over and over again! Once is just not enough! Beautiful views, great family fun, and a new experience.
SUMMER CHAIRLIFT RIDES
There are four ski resorts in the mountains surrounding Taos. But the fun doesn’t end when the snow melts. Escape the summer heat by taking a chairlift ride to the top of one of these mountains. Hike down, or take it easy and make it a round-trip chair ride.
TAOS SKI VALLEY SUMMER CHAIRLIFT RIDES
A chairlift ride is 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 while riding the chairlift.
ANGEL FIRE SUMMER CHAIRLIFT RIDES
Experience Angel Fire from on high. Ride more than two miles to one of New Mexico’s highest peaks, where you’ll enjoy a panoramic view of the valley from 10,650 feet. Once you’re up there, take time to hike around the groomed trails.
RED RIVER SUMMER CHAIRLIFT RIDES
Reconnect with family and loved ones this summer while cruising approximately 1,600 vertical feet to the top of Red River Ski Area. Participate in a game of disc golf, strap your mountain bikes to the back of the chair.
CAMPING AND RV'S
The Town of Taos is happily surrounded by wilderness – including numerous camping opportunities of varying types. Taos weather is wonderfully wild at 7,000+ feet in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Taos Valley.
TAOS MONTE BELLO RV PARK
Taos Monte Bello RV Park, We’re located on 5 acres of beautiful, open space, sits on the high-desert mesa at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Taos County. We are a perfect location for relaxation and fun.
CARSON NATIONAL FOREST AND BLM LANDS
You Don't Have to Camp in a Campground! National Forests mean room to roam. You can camp anywhere in Carson National Forest.
TAOS VALLEY RV PARK
A mere 2.5 miles south of the Historic Taos Plaza, and only 20 miles from the famous Taos Ski Valley,Taos Valley RV Park is one of the most beautiful places in Taos. Join us for a day, several days, a week, a month or a season or two.
TAOS RV PARK
Our GoodSam RV Park features 33 sites. Amenities include: Full kitchen for tenters & groups, Club house, Full hook-ups, Satellite TV hook-ups, Playground, Clean bathrooms ~ Hot showers, Wi-Fi Broadband Internet Connections
EL MYSTICO
El Mystico is an 5 acre nomadic hotel and campground in Taos NM. Featuring Airstreams, Yurts, Teepees and Tents plus regular camp sites.
TRAIN RIDES
Climb aboard and ‘‘hold-on’’ to the past. Ahead lie the wonders of the Toltec Gorge, Rocky Mountain passes, and endless frontier vistas unspoiled by modern civilization.
CUMBRES AND TOLTEC
Spend the day on America’s best scenic railroad. The coal-fired steam engine of Cumbres & Toltec takes you into the unspoiled West. Through steep mountain canyons, high desert, and lush meadows.
HUNTING
The Taos area is home to a variety of wildlife available to hunt, including larger game like mule deer, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, and elk. But opportunities abound for smaller game, too, like turkey, squirrels, grouse and quail.
HIGH MOUNTAIN OUTFITTERS
Hunt the peaks of the southern Rocky Mountains, the rich pastures of large mountain meadows, and the pine and aspen forests near trout streams and lakes. Abundant game and low hunting pressure create a trophy hunter's paradise.
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