Welcome to Taos

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The rich landscapes of Taos County provide a visual delight. The tallest mountains of New Mexico tower majestically in the northeast. Tucked into the foothills and valleys are soft adobe buildings and historic mission churches defining the historic villages and towns. To the southwest, horizontal waves of high mesa desert and, like an artist took a broad, bold brush stroke almost straight down the canvas, the thick shadow of the Rio Grande Gorge provides a fourth contrast. Above, the endless southwest sky filters high altitude light over the entire scene.

With a landscape like this, it’s no wonder more than 60 art galleries, displaying work by 1,000-plus local artists, are scattered throughout the areas. Specialty and retail shops are tucked into historic plazas and narrow lanes. Nighttime entertainment opportunities abound. The Taos Pueblo, a World Heritage Site, is believed to be around 1,000 years old and offers a wonderful cultural experience. Taos also has seven outstanding museums and the second highest suspension bridge in America.

Outdoor recreational activities include hiking, mountain biking, snowmobiling and snow shoeing in Carson National Forest, as well as river rafting, golfing, ice skating, llama trekking, horseback riding, hot air ballooning and skiing at four major ski resorts.