• Discover Taos - Summer + Fall Magazine 2018

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The Village of Angel Fire: A valley of honor and resort fun

Angel Fire is cool, comfortable, even tranquil in the summer, and opportunities for fun are plentiful with summer art exhibitions, chamber music, free outdoor summer concerts, art/farmers’ markets, movies in the park, shopping, birding, wildlife tours, horseback rides, sightseeing at nearby ghost towns, and so much more.

The Town of Red River: Alpine beauty and coolness to boot

No doubt about it, Red River’s changed through the years but the most striking thing about this small community is the way it hasn’t changed. Generations still come, year after year, to …

Sipapú: First to open, last to close

The New Mexico ski resort known for the earliest opening and latest closing dates will have some new looks this winter.    Due to a fire that nearly destroyed a nine-unit complex just …

Eagle Nest: Abundant animals, vibrant views

Tucked inside the belly of Moreno Valley's lowest point, where a 2,400-acre alpine lake and snow-capped mountains meet, are the cozy confines of Eagle Nest – a small community with an Old West …

Angel Fire: Long rides, day or night

With views that include Touch-Me-Not, Baldy, Wheeler Peak (highest in the state), Eagle Nest Lake and the Moreno Valley, Angel Fire Resort features expansive, long trails. Especially when those views …

Red River: Focus on fun

The sun shines bright in Red River, where guests feel free to play the day away with activities like...

Questa: Gateway to the Río Grande del Norte National Monument

Questa is becoming known for its quiet charm and the beautiful protected lands that surround this tiny village less than 30 miles north of Taos.   More and more hidden gems of properties …

Taos Ski Valley: Swiss Alpine vibe

Like many of the small communities that dot the mountain passes of Northern New Mexico, the village of Taos Ski Valley was born from timber and ore mining.   In the 1600s, Spaniards …

Arroyo Seco: 'Un poquito de todo'

Don't let its tiny size fool you. In typical Taos County fashion, the Spanish land-grant community of Arroyo Seco packs an impressive share of...

Taos Pueblo: The soul of the valley

New Mexico has a long and storied history. Only becoming a state in 1912, its association with the United States is but a blip in the timeline of this enchanted land.

Faces of Taos: Rushan Perera

Occupation: Sri Lanka native Rushan Perera, 44, didn't know Taos or much about the American Southwest, for that matter.

Faces of Taos: Rob Nightingale

Occupation: Rob Nightingale, 53, sits comfortably on an overstuffed couch in his gallery, Wilder Nightingale Fine Art on Kit Carson Road...

Faces of Taos: Kurt Edelbrock

Occupation: Kurt Edelbrock is most likely the first person you'll see upon arriving at Taos Ski Valley (TSV).

Nature's extravagance: The Río Grande Gorge

Hundreds of feet beneath a steel deck arch bridge, the Río Grande (“Grand River”) snakes and tumbles over boulders and smaller rocks on its 1,900-mile journey from the Continental …

The reshaping of Taos Ski Valley

The founding father of Taos Ski Valley knew well that a precipitous mountain like Taos would always be a challenge to the less-experienced skier.

Aaaaaah... spas in Taos

Whether under a brisk winter's starry sky or wrapped in a peaceful, feng shui indoor environment, there's something magical and rejuvenating about floating weightlessly in a hot tub or in natural hot …

Walking in a winter wonderland

There is a special kind of magic in being outdoors in the winter.

Enchanted Forest: A kinder, gentler winter

Snowshoe or cross-country ski through snowy woods and perhaps you’ll chance upon a snowshoe hare, squirrel, coyote, elk or deer.

Nature's snow slide

There’s a popular bumper sticker around town — “TAOS, a four-letter word for steep” — that accurately depicts the dominant terrain at Taos Ski Valley (TSV).

Feelin' the love

We asked some of Taos' most avid skiers to share their most favorite Taos Ski Valley (TSV) runs. Here's what they said:

El animal de Taos: The Coyote

Canis latrans, more commonly known as the coyote, is one of Northern New Mexico’s most common wildlife sightings — on land, that is.

Taos bling

New Mexico has cultural and artistic traditions going back thousands of years and Taos artists are committed to keeping those traditions alive and thriving. Shining bright for decades, some of the world's finest jewelry designers live here.

Southwestern swag

Your time in Taos has been spent on the mountain, around the Plaza or maybe even in a spa. But it's time to go and you want to take a piece of the mythical, vivd and spiritual Southwest with you. How do you know what gift(s) to buy yourself or someone else?

Artful places

There is no shortage of passionate, colorful and influential characters who have made their mark on Taos. If you're an art and history buff, then be sure to explore the following gems that helped solidify Taos as an art colony and a major player in frontier trading.

Hook up

Taos/Ranchos de Taos   5 Star Burgers 1032 Paseo del Pueblo Sur (575) 758-8484   Bent Street Café 120 Bent St. (575) 758-5787   The Burger Stand at …

Kid zones

Is it even possible that your child can still have energy to burn after a morning of skiing or snowboarding? Well, yes, and don't us adults wish we could tap into that? Fortunately, there are …

In the red zone

In the mood to nibble on some distinct stadium food or local cuisine while you cheer on your favorite sports team? How about trying a locally brewed beer while you enjoy a game or two on a big screen …

Back to our roots

One of the biggest trends in food today is the farm-to-table movement. This food source preference is based on the premise that locally grown and raised ingredients offer superior flavor and …

Hard choices, world of tastes

We asked Taos News staffers if they had just one more meal to eat in Taos, what and where it would be.

The 'fifth wonder of Taos'

Silently, but elegantly standing just to the side of State Road 68 in the Ranchos Plaza in Ranchos de Taos are thick, curving, organic adobe walls with visible strands of hay meshed within the dried clay.

The sounds of Taos

It’s not like we take them for granted, but when well-known musical artists settle in Taos and we get to know them, a familiarity sets in. They become our friends and neighbors.

Walking in their footsteps

It's actually rather difficult to miss the historic district of Taos. Unless you intentionally drive all the way around town on a meandering back highway, you're going to drive right through the heart of it.

Historic hallways, compelling chambers

Some folks just want a hotel room as a place to store their clothes, wash up and lay down their heads, and there's nothing wrong with that. Others, however, like to know the history of a place, what makes it different or special. Taos lodging has everyone covered from familiar chains to longtime local inns and quaint B&Bs.

Jason Rodriguez

Truly a Renaissance man, Jason Rodriguez (aka Forge, along with partner Aya Trevino) is taking the Taos art scene to even grander heights. Along with opening his studio and printmaking workspace, 555 …

Kaiiba Mountain

Kaiiba Mountain admits she’s not the typical-looking grandma. The body and face tattoos were created by her own hand — the design on her forehead symbolizes staying on your own path and …

Charles Collins

Charles Collins is the most-awarded artist in the history of the Taos Fall Arts Festival and is the only sculptor to win the festival's "Best of Show" honor; former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson …

Excellent excursions

Cast a line, hook a trout in one of Northern New Mexico’s beautiful rivers and streams such as the Río Grande, Red River, Río Costilla, Cimarrón and Upper Río Hondo. …

Golfing at high altitude

Taos Country Club sits at 7,000 feet in elevation, Valle Escondido Golf Club at 8,500 feet and Angel Fire Country Club at 8,400. Most visitors come to Northern New Mexico from much lower elevations …

Discover Taos Summer/Fall Visitor Guide 2017

Bienvenido a Taos! Taos is an ancient settlement, and as can often happen, interpretations of the history regarding an old place can vary and are debated.   One often-noted account of …

Cousin cuisines

You may have heard that New Mexico’s official state question is, “Red or green?” It makes perfect sense — chile is a focal point of many dishes, from enchiladas and pozole to …

Off road

Evidence of the popularity of mountain biking arrives every summer in Taos on the racks of cars and SUVs that roll into town.   Once the realm of the hardy mountain types and backyard …

The soul of Taos

If Taos Mountain (aka Pueblo Peak) is the heartbeat of Taos, then Taos Pueblo is its soul.Native energyThe power of Native Nations is as strong as ever, an energy that is clearly evident at the …