Both the Chamber of Commerce and the Visitor's Center are currently in the height of the High Season. The Chamber has voice mail capability, so leave a message and someone will call you back. Choose a mailbox as prompted, such as Susan Cady, Office Manager or Brad Malone, Chairman of the Board and someone will return your call. Since you are one of thousands of people calling and visiting the Visitor's Center each day, it is likely that you'll simply need to wait for an answer. Since your question relates to a future matter that is months away, it is possible that your call has been placed in a que for return later. The Chamber only has a few employees and the Visitor's Center not many more than that. Still, however, they are only staffed during regular business hours, so leaving a message is the best bet for any answers. If no one answered and no voice mail options were offered, you called during the brief period of time when communications were disrupted by a construction crew building our new Fiber Optic Network. Try again.
Sidewalks are primarily along the sides of the main highway to the north, east and west of the Plaza for about a half mile and along the south end of the historic district for only a few blocks. If you're staying north of the Plaza, East of the Plaza or West of the Plaza, you'll find sidewalks. Other than one motel near the McDonalds a few blocks to the south, the only places to stay in Taos to the south of the Plaza are motels outside of the Historic District where you park your car outside your motel room, so you'll want to drive from them north into the Historic District. The wide shoulders on the road to the south are best used during the day for walking only.
During the winter, the Town and the merchants aggressively remove snow along the sidewalks and streets, but as is the custom in most places where it snows a lot, no one removes snow in the dark until just before dawn.
We also have those fancy newfangled street lights that illuminate our roadways in many places throughout our little piece of living history, but don't count on those to protect you if you're walking in the roadway during a snow storm.