Taos Travel Guide

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Taos casts a lingering spell. Set on a rolling 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 town's (and 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.

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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; rates vary little between big-name...read more

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Taos Restaurants

For a relatively small town many miles from any big city, Taos has a sophisticated and eclectic dining scene. It's as fine a destination for authentic New...read more

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Taos Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go to Taos

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

  • Festivals of Tradition

    Several yearly festivals celebrate the Native American and Hispanic roots of Taos. During the last weekend in September, La Hacienda de los Martínez... Read more

  • If You Like

    If your idea of fun is museum going and gallery hopping, Taos has much to offer you. The creative spirit is strong here, and it's contagious... Read more

  • Hostess of Taos

    Mabel Dodge Luhan, a progressive-minded socialite from Buffalo, New York, arrived on the scene in 1917, fell in love with Taos, and stayed. In... Read more

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