Taos Valley, NM
The Taos Valley, nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo range, is a true place of enchantment offering breathtaking beauty and cultural delights. Steeped in history, Taos offers an array of unique experiences to delight any well traveled tourist.
An historical site you won’t want to miss is the 1,000 year old continuously inhabited Native American pueblo community, Taos Pueblo. This multi-storied adobe site has been named not only a World Heritage site, but a National Historic Landmark as well. Seven miles west, the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge spans an 800 foot deep gorge, offers a great panoramic view and is the second highest bridge in the country. Another must-see site is the Millicent Rogers Museum which hosts a vast array of Native American and Hispanic arts and crafts within its galleries. Kit Carson Park features both Carson’s home and a museum and is well worth the visit.
Surrounded by varied terrains, opportunities for outdoor pursuits abound. Kayaking, hunting, fishing, hiking, golfing, biking, white water rafting and horseback riding are a few of the outdoor activities that can be enjoyed. If you want a unique outdoor experience you might try a great family adventure of llama trekking at Wild Earth Llama Adventures.
Taos is home to hundreds of musicians and artists and boasts over 80 unique galleries. There is something here for the most savvy of travelers to enjoy. For additional lists of places to visit check out taosvacationguide.com.