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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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Taos

Historic art colony, cultural hub, rejuvenating getaway.

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  • Fiestas de Taos

    Enjoy the centuries-old Spanish traditions of Taos - mariachis, dancers, booths, food, and presentation of the royal court - in Taos Plaza. Mid July every year.. visit site »

    Los Jardineros Garden Club

    Once a year the Taos garden club hosts a home and garden tour. Follow the link for specifics. visit site »

    MarkeTAOS

    A public/private initiative to promote visitation to Taos. MARKETAOS publishes Taos Vacation Guide and TAOS.org. visit site »

    Stray Hearts

    Taos non-profit organization for the adoption and safety of stray animals. Visit website for cats and dogs available for adoption to a good home. visit site »

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