Taos Travel Guide


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Plan Your Taos Vacation

Taos casts a lingering spell. Set on an undulating mesa at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, it's a place of piercing light and spectacular views, where the desert palette changes almost hourly as the sun moves across the sky. Adobe buildings—some of them centuries old—lie nestled amid pine trees and scrub, some in the shadow of majestic Wheeler Peak, the state's highest point, at just over 13,000 feet. The smell of piñon-wood smoke rises from the valley from early autumn through late spring; during the warmer months, the air smells of fragrant sage.


Taos Hotels

The hotels and motels along NM 68 (Paseo del Pueblo), most of them on the south side of town, suit every need and budget;... read more


Taos Restaurants

For a relatively small, remote town, Taos has a sophisticated and eclectic dining scene. It's a fine destination for... read more


Taos Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Gos to Taos

    Small-town sophistication. For a tiny, remote community, Taos supports a richly urbane culinary scene, a fantastic bounty of... Read more

  • The Taos Hum

    Investigations into what causes a mysterious low-frequency sound dubbed the "Taos Hum" are ongoing, although the topic was more popular... Read more

  • The Enchanted Circle

    The Enchanted Circle—an 84-mile scenic loop drive that begins and ends in Taos and rings 13,161-foot Wheeler Peak—curves through lush... Read more


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