Taos Travel Guide

Taos Sports & Activities

Whether you plan to cycle around town, jog along country lanes, or play a few rounds of golf, keep in mind that the altitude in Taos is higher than 7,000 feet. It's best to keep physical exertion to a minimum until your body becomes acclimated to the altitude—a full day to a few days, depending on your constitution.


Hot-air ballooning has become nearly as popular in Taos as in Albuquerque, with a handful of outfitters offering rides, most starting at about...


Taos-area roads are steep and hilly, and none have marked bicycle lanes, so be careful while cycling. The West Rim Trail offers a fairly flat...


Carson National Forest has some of the best trout fishing in New Mexico. Its streams and lakes are home to rainbow, brown, and native Rio Grande...


Taos Country Club. Views from the course at the Taos Country Club are some of the most dazzling in northern New Mexico. The layout is stunning...


Wheeler Peak. Part of a designated wilderness area of Carson National Forest, travel to this iconic mountain summit—New Mexico's highest,...

Llama Trekking

Wild Earth Llama Adventures. Specializing in one of the more offbeat outdoor recreational activities in the area, this company offers a variety...

River Rafting

The Taos Box, at the bottom of the steep-walled canyon far below the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, is the granddaddy of thrilling white water in...


Taos Ski Valley. With 113 runs—just more half of them for experts—and an average of more than 300 inches of annual snowfall, Taos Ski Valley...


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