TAOS, NM

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Wheeler Peak

The highest point in New Mexico at 13,167 feet (4,013 m), Wheeler Peak lies just beyond the Taos Valley Ski Basin in the heart of the Sangre de Christo Mountain range of the Southern Rockies. Two separate ascents offer rugged back country and spectacular views all the way into Colorado. Find out more about climbing Wheeler at the link below:

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Ski Taos!

A world-class ski resort for skiers and boarders of all levels, Taos Ski Valley offers a rugged, authentic mountain experience. With 15 lifts and 110 trails, a base of 9200 feet and summit of 12,450 topped with 300 + days of sunshine, TSV offers bone dry powder shots, steep chutes, big bumps, cornices and glades - some of the finest terrain in North America.

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Spectacular Skies

High desert mesa flanked by mountain ranges, The Taos Plateau offers not only unique biodiversity in its offering of multiple ecosystems, but also a spectacular birds-eye view of the sky. At a base elevation of 7000 feet and vast, open vistas, Taos is perfect for watching clouds, weather patterns, memorable sunrise and sunsets, and tremendous night-sky viewing.

CLEAR SKIES VIEWING SITE

Rio Grande Gorge

Designated a National Monument, the 50-mile (80 km) gorge runs from NW to SE of Taos, through the ancient volcanic field of the Taos Plateau. Decending 800 feet (240 m) from rim to the Rio Grande River, the ecosystem supports animals, birds, and 500-year-old trees. Whitewater rafting, hiking, hot springs, and the Gorge Bridge offer awesome outdoor experiences.

RIO GRANDE NATIONAL MONUMENT

Ancient Native Culture

Taos Pueblo is the only LIVING Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark. Continuously inhabited for over 1000 years, Taos Pueblo is the oldest inhabited building in the US. Taos treasures the depth and breath of enrichment from the Native traditions of the Pueblo an her peoples.

TAOS PUEBLO

Fabulous Festivals!

Taos is famous for its festivals. From arts to wool, hot air balloons, poetry, storytelling, film, music, culture, and much more, there is definitely a wealth of events happening in Taos in every season. In addition to festivals, world-class food, gallery openings, local music and outdoor offerings are sure to sate the palette of even the most ardent and adventurous traveler.

OFFICIAL TAOS SITE

Natural Beauty Abounds

The biodiversity of this ancient land spans high desert mesas dotted by volcanic cones severed by a 50-mile dramatic gorge to soaring mountains lush with Alpine forests, meandering streams, high meadows and lakes. Rich with history and culture, Taos is unique among states in its tri-cultural blend of peoples and their traditions.

BEAUTY OF NM HISTORY OF NM

Spanish Traditions

The Spanish first came to New Mexico in 1541. The vibrant Hispanic traditions of settlers from Spain still thrive in Taos: the food, language, feistas, architecture, arts and crafts, and Spanish-Gypsy tradition of flamenco permeate daily life, creating a unique experience to savor for locals and visitors alike.

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