About Taos

Taos is a beautiful small town nestled at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo mountains in northern New Mexico. The area has many fascinating layers of history, from the early Anasazi peoples and their modern Pueblo Indian descendants, to the Spanish conquistadors of the sixteenth century, to the artists and writers who flocked to Taos throughout the twentieth century, including people such as D.H. Lawrence, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Agnes Martin, whose work can be seen at the Harwood Museum. Many of its adobe buildings date back hundreds of years, and its plaza is one of the finest in the Southwest. Taos Pueblo, over a thousand years old, is a United Nations World Heritage Site and may be the oldest continuously inhabited building in the United States.

Taos lies in an area of outstanding natural beauty, near the spectacular Rio Grande Gorge. The bridge which spans the gorge is the second highest on the U.S. Highway System, at approximately 650 feet above river level. There are many ski areas nearby (downhill, cross-country, and snowboarding), wonderful trails for hiking and horseback riding, and some of the nation's best mountain biking trails.



Town of Taos 

Bed and Breakfasts

Adobe and Pines
Palacio de Marquesa
La Dona Luz Inn
Casa Gallina
Old Taos Guest House 
Casa Benavides
San Geronimo Lodge 
Inn on La Loma Plaza
Cottonwood Inn
The Stewart House
Touchstone Inn and Destination Spa

Air BnB

Casa Valverde

Ridge Walk Treehouse


Hilton Buffalo Thunder
Ohkay Hotel and Casino
Santa Claran Hotel and Casino


Hotel Don Fernando
El Monte Sagrado
Taos Inn
Sagebrush Inn


El Pueblo Lodge

Youth Hostels

The Abominable Snowmansion


Taos Ski Valley

The Bavarian

Near the Chama

Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort and Spa
The Abiquiu Inn

Where your dog can stay while you're on the river

10000 Wags
Black Mesa Kennels



The Love Apple
The Trading Post
Mondo Italiano
De La Tierra at El Monte Sagrado
Doc Martin's at the Taos Inn


KOKO, Coffee, Deli and Carry-Out
Elevation Coffee



Public transportation
Taos's Chile Line has two routes through town.

Rental cars
Hertz offers car rentals and can provide pickup and delivery services, as needed; call Hertz at 575-751-3119.




Creative Soul Scavenger hunts in Taos and Santa Fe
Rock climbing: Mountain Skills
Ballooning: Rio Grande Balloons 
Horseback riding: Red River StablesRio Grande Stables; Cieneguilla Stables
Llama trekking: Wild Earth Llama Adventures
Golfing: Taos Country Club
Hiking: Carson National Forest 
Stargazing: Night Sky Adventures
Literary readings and Taos Storytelling Festival: S.O.M.O.S.
Photography tours and workshops: Geraint Smith Photography

The John Dunn Shops
Mattress Mary's
Emily Benoist Ruffin Jewelry
OP.Cit books
Lenny Foster: Living Light Photography Gallery
Wilder Nightingale Fine Art
Overland Sheepskin
Twirl Toystore and Playspace
Michelle's boutique

Habitat for Humanity - Building homes for low-income families


Red River

Horseback Riding, Fishing, Hunting: Red River Stables

Jeep Tours and Rentals: Bighorn Sports

Angel Fire

Golfing: Angel Fire Resort
Horseback Riding: Roadrunner Tours


Santa Fe and Nearby

Santa Fe Walkabouts - hikes to Bandelier, Puye, and in the Sangre de Cristo mountains
Bandelier National Monument
Santa Fe
Valle Escondido
Valle Vidal
Santuario de Chimayo
Ojo Caliente Hot Springs


For more information on Taos, go to www.taos.org or The Taos Chamber of Commerce.

For more information on New Mexico, go to www.discovernewmexico.com or www.newmexico.org.