Things to Do in Taos

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  • Shelley L
    New Mexico4 contributions
    What a view… amazing…weather can change quick we did experience heavy rain, thunder and lightening. We waited at the info center under covered area until it stopped. We did notice the area gets some afternoon rain so be prepared.
    Written August 10, 2022
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  • M0lly121
    Dallas, TX5 contributions
    We were so thrilled that it has reopened! My family had a wonderful time here. The short tour given by a young member, Amethyst, was very interesting and informative. Lots of handmade items for sale that are actually really nice. Everyone we came across was very friendly and seemed to enjoy talking to us and telling us their personal story in the tribe. If you go to Taos, don’t miss this!
    Written August 11, 2022
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  • Little-e96
    Mansfield, TX53 contributions
    Beautiful drive, not very crowded even for June, and temperatures in the 60's. It was an excellent place to visit and see all of the places around the loop.
    Written July 14, 2022
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  • Ty B
    22 contributions
    We traveled the high road on the way to Taos and enjoyed the scenery, especially early on with the rock formations and then late in the trip when the area was more lush and green. We made a side trip to the Nambe Recreation Area to hike to a waterfall. Overall, as first time visitors to the area, we were glad to immerse ourselves in the local geography. It's stunning country.
    Written August 2, 2022
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  • RandyRoss
    Ridgetown, Canada10,180 contributions
    We visited here as part of the trolley tour, so only had 50 minutes. That was enough to see everything but we would probably have spent 1.5 hours if we were visiting on our own.
    This is a beautiful collection if indigenous art, as well as Millicent Rogers own. The displays are well-presented and contain great information. It does take a bit of care to make certain that one goes around the museum without missing any of the beautiful rooms.
    Written August 4, 2022
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  • TravelerTrecker
    Houston702 contributions
    This another very nice road in new Mexico! The scenery is beautiful and there are many places where you can stop to take pictures. Very safe! I took the high road from Santa Fe to Taos and I went back through the low road. I like both. They are different. The high road is more spectacular; the load road has more places were to stop and take pictures. Both are ideal for convertible cars!
    Written July 10, 2022
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  • tcoop71
    Tulsa, OK8 contributions
    My 15 year old daughter and I did this hike 3 days ago. It was sooo beautiful! The trail was well marked, but more difficult than I expected. I'm not in the best shape, but I did fine overall since I enjoy physical challenges. My daughter struggled to get enough air in the high altitude, so we took lots of breaks going up the mountain for her sake. She may have a little dramatic, I don't know, but she made it! The view of the lake was picturesque! Totally worth the challenge. There were lots of dogs on the trail, living their best lives. Not gonna lie, I'm still sore 3 days later! 😆
    Written August 2, 2022
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  • Maryland_Ohana
    Silver Spring, MD47 contributions
    Great hike down to the convergence of the Rio Grande and Red Rivers. Wonderful bridge across the Red River.
    NOTE: Access to the trail, and camping at the edge of the mesa, requires several miles on a dirt road. If there is any rain, I would not take the road to this trail. If it is and has been dry, as it was for us, the road was passable, with care, though there were very deep ruts to be avoided. We had a small SUV. A woman at the campsite had done it in her Prius (very carefully).
    Big Arsenic Springs Trail will take you to the bottom of the gorge from a different Mesa.
    Written May 1, 2022
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  • Doug S
    Corpus Christi, TX12 contributions
    Had driven through the valley and seen the homes few years ago, but stopped in center this time and an enjoyable stop. Is a large earth home being constructed across street so could see the construction process. Tours available we did not do - maybe next time in area.
    Written August 4, 2022
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  • LiketoeatCincinnati
    Cincinnati, OH2,416 contributions
    This is a wonderful national monument with great views and a nice drive. The people working the visitors center are nice and helpful.
    Written June 28, 2022
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  • RandyRoss
    Ridgetown, Canada10,180 contributions
    This is one of the few true adobe buildings in the area (most are concrete made to look like adobe) and dates from 1804. It was built be Severino Martinez and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
    There are a number of interesting artifacts but the main point of interest is the building itself. It shows the relatively primitive conditions of the time and highlights the dangers there (no windows and few outside doors). This is certainly the place to visit to get a feel for New Mexican history. The brochure with a self-guided tour is useful.
    Written August 4, 2022
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  • RandyRoss
    Ridgetown, Canada10,180 contributions
    While this is an art museum, to me the house was the star attraction here. The art was good but one con see good art in many places. But this house is truly unique. All of the carvings built into the house by Fechin are fantastic.
    Written August 4, 2022
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  • Pamrr94
    North Fort Myers, FL158 contributions
    Ran across this in town..decided to go in..watched a short video, in which Kit Carson's true to life, great grandson, plays Kit Carson in the video..actually was much more interesting than when I probably learned about it in school...anyways..after watching the video, you go through the actual home they lived in...there are in the midst of restoring the additional home in the back where their neighbors lived...we thought it was worth the money...
    Written March 11, 2022
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  • Jennifer H
    Columbus, OH502 contributions
    If you go to Taos, you need to check the plaza out but don’t have high expectations. The shops are nothing special, but I think it’s more about seeing the architecture. Inside the square they have parking meters, which is convenient but they don’t accept credit cards or paying via an app, which is very inconvenient.
    Written April 26, 2022
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  • travelkitty50
    Frederick, MD929 contributions
    Getting to Taos isn't around the corner in New Mexico. It was an hour and a half drive from where we were staying in Santa Fe. The drive itself was nice, easy highway driving, at we had nice weather on the day we did it. A friend at work told me how cultural the area was, and how they have lots of crafty things. We got as far as the bridge that is built over the natural canyon (can't recall its name right now) but it's a pretty well known attraction in this area. You can drive over this bridge, park, and walk back across it. It seems as if it's in the middle of nowhere though.
    Written January 28, 2020
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