Taos Adventures & Activities Directory

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Around Town Adventures

Artours/Taos Travel Ltd remote

Tel: 575-758-4246, Toll-free: 800-582-9700

Custom group tours with an emphasis on art.

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

On US 65, about 12 miles NW of Taos

The steel bridge stretches across the Rio Grande Gorge, 650 feet above the river (the third highest in the US). Many park on the side to take photos and to stare down at the dizzy depth.

Out-Of-Town Adventures

D. H. Lawrence Memorial

Drive north on State Road 522 to turquoise sign, turn off well-maintained dirt road on the right that winds into the mountains for four and a half miles.
Tel: 575-776-2245

Lawrence's ashes are mixed into the cement of a small shrine. UNM owns the ranch and maintains it as a scholarly retreat. Free. Open daily from 8-5pm. In winter call for road conditions.

Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad remote site

PO Box 789, Chama, NM 87520
60 miles from Taos to Antonito
Tel: 575-756-2151
Ticket Offices: Antonito, CO 1-719-376-5483

This wonderous adventure on "America's Longest and Highest" is only two hours north of Santa Fe. It's a day-long 64 mile excursion into remarkable history, unspoiled mountain scenery, and just plain fun -- with an old-fashioned lunch stop. Old-fashioned steam locomotive travels through Cumbres Pass (10, 015 feet) and the 1,100 foot deep Toltec Gorge. Daily May 27-Oct 15. Call for brochure and reservations.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial pic

PO Box 608 Angel Fire, Hwy 64, 87710
Tel: 575-377-6900

Chapel and museum. Wed-Sun 9am-6pm, free.

Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort remote site

PO Box 68, Ojo Caliente, NM 87549
I-25 to Espanola then US 285 to Ojo Caliente, NM
Tel: 575-583-2233, Toll-free: 800-222-9162

Soothing mineral baths, massages, facials, herbal wraps -- not a luxury spa -- rather, a place to take in the healing waters of Ojo Caliente.

Outdoor Recreation

Far Flung Adventures remote site

Tel: 575-758-2628, Toll-free: 800-359-2627

Whitewater rafting: Taos Box, Rio Chama, Rio Grande. Full and half-day trips since 1979.

Gearing Up Bicycle Shop remote

129 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571
Tel: 575-751-0365

Rentals, maps and information, service, repairs, parts and clothing.

Los Rios River Runners remote site

Tel: 575-776-8854, Toll-free: 800-544-1181

Whitewater raft trips, mild to wild, half day, all day and overnight.

Native Sons Adventures remote site

1203 King Drive
PO Box 1001
Taos, NM 87571
Tel: 575-758-9342, Toll-free: 800-753-7559

Rafting, biking, horseback, XC-SKI, snowmobile.
Full mountain bike retail, rentals, repairs and guided tours.

Paradise Hot Air Balloon Adventures remote site

Tel: 575-751-6098

Taos Valley or Rio Grande Gorge flights! Champagne brunch! Year 'round rides. Reservations required.

Rio Grande Rapid Transit

Box A, Pilar, NM 87531
Tel: 575-758-9700, Toll-free: 800-222-RAFT

White water rafting tours, full day and half day adventures. Since 1978.

Cottam's Ski and Outdoor remote

207-A Paseo del Pueblo Sur
Taos, New Mexico 87571
Tel: 575-758-2822

Run the River! Group discounts, white water action! Family fun.

Taos Indian Horse Ranch remote

340 Little Deer Run Road
PO Box 3019, Taos, NM 87571
Tel: 505-758-3212, Toll-free: 800-659-3210

Ride Indian country on quality horses with skillful, friendly guides. Rated #1 with 33 years experience, fantastic wilderness packages and group rates.

Wild Earth Llama Adventures remote site

Tel: 575-586-0174, Toll-free: 800-758-LAMA

Explore New Mexico's pristine wilderness -- without the burden of a heavy backpack! "Take a llama to llunch" hikes, guided pack trips, custom wilderness experiences. Backcountry gourmet meals.

Ski Areas

Ski New Mexico remote site

Tel: 575-982-5300, Toll-free: 800-755-7669

Angel Fire Ski Resort remote site

Tel: 575-377-6401, Toll-free: 800-633-7463

Over 60 trails with 2200 vertical feet of skiing; NM's best ski value!

Red River Ski Area remote site


Try our new lift and new runs. Come join us and "Ski the Winter Sun."

Taos Ski Valley remote site

Tel: 575-776-2291, Reservations 800-776-1111, in NM 575-776-2233

"The simple facts about Taos remain unchanged: the terrain is varied and often challenging, the sunny weather is a kick and there probably isn't a better place in the country to learn to ski." Snow Country, September 1993.

LAST MODIFIED: December 2, 2011

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