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LOCATION, ETC
70 miles north, 1 hr 30 min drive time, of Santa Fe. Elevation: 6,952 ft; Population: 5,710 town, 32,947 county (2010).

HISTORY
Taos is an artist’s colony with a 400-year-old Spanish heritage and 1,000-year old American Indian culture. This tri-cultural blend creates a unique community of regional foods, arts, celebrations, and lifestyles.

LANDSCAPE
A year-round recreation destination— whitewater rafting in spring, hiking, trout fishing and mountain biking in summer and fall, and deep powder and endless skiing and snowboarding trails through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

MUST SEE, MUST DO
Festivals throughout the year celebrating Hispanic traditions, art fairs, music festivals, American Indian ceremonial dances, and cozy yuletide events. Historic Plaza, art and history museums, and world-famous St. Francis of Assis church.

Photo: Fiestas de Taos on Taos Plaza by Paula Valentine.

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Historic art colony, cultural hub, rejuvenating getaway.

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  • Los Rios River Runners

    New Mexico's oldest, most experienced whitewater rafting company. From the world class whitewater of the Taos Box, to family fun adventures, to mellow floats. Half-day to 3-day overnight trips. Fishing, mtn. biking & multi-sport adventures too. visit site »

    New Mexico River Adventures

    The most fun in New Mexico! Offering exceptional rafting, kayaking adventures on the Rio Grande and Rio Chama. Rock climbing too. visit site »

    Rio Grande Stables

    Safe, fun horseback rides for all ages: Taos Mesa, Taos Ski Valley and Lama. New this summer, Saddle & Paddle half-day horseback rides with an afternoon of river rafting. visit site »

    Taos Snowshoe Adventures

    Guided Snowshoe Tours in New Mexico’s Pristine Wilderness! Snowshoe gear, snacks and hot beverages included. Naturalist Guide. visit site »

  • Wild Earth Llama Adventures

    Gentle llamas carry the gear so you can freely enjoy New Mexico's wilderness. Day hikes, multi-day expeditions, naturalist guide, gourmet meals. A great family adventure. visit site »

    Big River Raft Trips

    $40 half-day raft trip on the Racecourse of the Rio Grande! 24 years experience; full service. All age levels & experience. visit site »

    Cottam's Rio Grande Rafting

    Raft the Rio Grande, including famous class IV Taos Box, Pilar Racecourse, and Orilla Verde family float. Combo trips with mtn biking, rappelling, or horseback riding. visit site »

    Cottam's Ski Shops

    Performance & demo ski/board rental packages. Custom tuning & repair shop. Free overnight storage on-slope. Locations: Taos Ski Valley, Taos, Angel Fire & Santa Fe. visit site »

  • Far Flung Adventures

    River rafting, scenic floats to challenging whitewater; trips available with horseback riding, rappelling, or hiking. visit site »

    Gearing Up Bicycle Shop

    Bike sales & rentals -Trek mtn bikes, full-suspension, hybrid & road bikes. Repairs, trail info & accessories. visit site »

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    Offering immersive cultural and active guided tours of Northern New Mexico's people, history and culture, as well as an insight into the diversity of the area's landscape and natural wonders. visit site »

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