Taos Day Trip Guide
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Taos is only an hour and thirty-five minute scenic drive from Santa Fe. Our guide gets your visit off to a great start. Take a day, spend the night, and enjoy exploring the unique beauty, history and culture of the area, including Taos Pueblo, restaurants, galleries and more.

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True New Mexico Tours

OPEN! Call for your tour. Join expert guide Tom Gallegos to experience Santa Fe and New Mexico’s native Pueblos, historic Spanish villages, and beautiful scenery. True New Mexico features the authentic places, people, art and cuisine that makes our Land of Enchantment an unforgettable experience. Outings include "Sense of Place" walking tours, guided hikes, step-on guided tours, and customized special excursions & more...

Website: http://truenewmexico.com/

New Mexico River Adventures

Season: March - Sept. Join us for white water rafting in Santa Fe and Taos, as well as other exciting water sports, including kayaking, paddle-boarding and more. Whether you’re looking for a wild whitewater run through the Class IV rapids of the world famous Taos Box or a scenic float through the azure canyon of the Rio Chama, New Mexico River Adventures has a river trip for you and your family or group. Ages 4 and up. Mention CODE: SFS10 for 10% off when you book/ call.

Website: https://newmexicoriveradventures.com

Black Mesa Winery & Cidery

OPEN Daily. 11am - 6pm for Tastings & Retail Sales & Curbside. Black Mesa Winery & Cidery in Velarde, half way between Taos and Sante Fe, produces Pinot Grigio, Syrah, Montepulciano, and Riesling grapes. Plus 5 delicious Cider flavors. 

Tastings are $13 pp and you keep your signature Black Mesa wine glass. We offer winery tours to groups or individuals, with 24 hours advance notice.  For Tours, please call us at least 24 hours in advance to schedule. REMEMBER TO MENTION Santa Fe Selection whenever you visit or call us. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Also enjoy our Petroglyph Trail. Free to the public. Stop in for a glass after your hike. Or join one of our expert-guided geology tours and learn more about the history and geology of this unique land.




Website: http://blackmesawinery.com/

The Blumenschein Museum

Discover the fascinating story of how, in 1898, a fortuitous accident involving young American artists Ernest L. Blumenschein and Bert G. Phillips resulted in Taos becoming a great American art colony. This National Historic Landmark beautifully illustrates the lifestyle of Taos artists in the first half of the 20th century, and the great experiment in American art that resulted in the founding of the Taos Society of Artists in 1915.

Website: https://taoshistoricmuseums.org/

John Dunn House Shops

20 unique, independently and locally owned shops, galleries and eateries line a beautiful pedestrian walkway linking Bent Street and the historic Taos Plaza. There's something for everyone from handmade folk art, jewelry, and fiber crafts to fashions, galleries, restaurants and more. The John Dunn House, on the National Historic Register, was the home of one of Taos' most colorful characters. Stroll in John Dunn's garden, visit with locals and shopkeepers, sit by the shaded fountain, listen to local musicians and meet local artists. 

All day free parking is available directly across Placitas Road. Come spend a day in the heart of historic Taos.


Website: http://www.johndunnshops.com/

La Hacienda de los Martinez

This is one of the few northern New Mexico style, late Spanish Colonial period "Great Houses" remaining in the American Southwest. Its twenty-one rooms surrounding two courtyards provide the visitor with a rare glimpse of the rugged frontier life and times of the early 1800s. Additionally, regularly scheduled demonstrations present the continuing traditions of northern New Mexico.

Website: https://taoshistoricmuseums.org/

Sagebrush Inn - Taos

Discover Taos, New Mexico and experience the historic Sagebrush Inn & Suites. Easy access to Taos Plaza, Taos Ski Valley and Taos Pueblo. First opened in 1931, to cater to guests traveling by carriage along the trade route between New York and Arizona. Today, the newly restored Sagebrush Inn & Suites offers 156 rooms and suites filled with authentic Southwest charm and modern comforts and conveniences to accommodate the contemporary traveler. 

Every stay includes our signature deluxe breakfast buffet. Free parking. We are pet friendly.  CLICK THE DIRECT LINK TO BOOK DIRECT AND SAVE. ENTER PROMO CODE "SELECT" in the special codes corp/promotion field or mention it when you call. 


Website: https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=44982&Chain=17448&promo=Select

Doc Martin's Restaurant

A Taos tradition, Doc Martin's has earned multiple awards for fabulous Regional New American fare. Lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, fresh foods sourced from local farms with a splash of the southwest! Try our signature dish, Doc's Chile rellenos, and our selection of sumptuous desserts. Our world class wine list has earned Wine Spectator's "Best Of" Award of Excellence for over 20 years. 

Website: https://www.taosinn.com/doc-martins

Old Taos Guesthouse Bed & Breakfast Inn

Stay in authentic historical Taoseños style. Built over 200 years ago, and nestled amid a grove of stately old cottonwoods and spruce on 7.5 acres, our hacienda style inn began as an adobe farmhouse. Over the centuries it has gathered a rich and colorful history and has grown to become the ideal retreat, just 1.5 miles from historic downtown Taos. MENTION SANTA FE SELECTION WHEN YOU CALL.

Website: http://oldtaos.com/

Taos Pueblo

Open Thurs-Mon: 9am -4pm. Call ahead for any unexpected closures that may occur (click link below).Taos Pueblo is the northernmost of the nineteen New Mexico Pueblos and a must-see for visitors to Northern New Mexico. It is generally open to visitors daily, except when tribal rituals & special circumstances require closing the Pueblo. Archaeologists say that ancestors of the Taos Indians lived in this valley long before Columbus discovered America and hundreds of years before Europe emerged from the Dark Ages. We welcome visitors, we ask that you respect the pueblo rules and guidelines.  We recommend you check their website and call ahead for any unexpected closures before making the journey.

Read my blog post about Taos Pueblo.

Website: http://taospueblo.com/events/

Millicent Rogers Museum

Established as a memorial to Millicent Rogers whose collections form the core of its holdings, the museum houses many outstanding historical collections of Native American art, jewelry, paintings, weavings and pottery. And the Museum's superb setting, with spectacular views of the many hued Sangre de Cristo Mountains, its gracious adobe architecture, adds to the pleasure of visiting this jewel of the high desert terrain and the legacy of Millicent Rogers.


Website: http://www.millicentrogers.org

The Historic Taos Inn

Step into the Taos Inn and step into Taos history. Acclaimed by National Geographic Traveler as "One of America's Great Inns," the Taos Inn is legendary! Welcoming guests since 1936, this historic landmark in the heart of Taos is founded on a legacy of excellence. Experience Southwestern charm and history in this quintessential New Mexico inn. And don't miss free live music every night at the famous Adobe Bar, named "The social center of Taos" by Travel & Leisure.

Website: https://www.taosinn.com/

Downtown Taos and Greater Taos Area Maps

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Use our color-coded maps of the Greater Taos Area, which includes the Scenic High Road to Taos, Taos Pueblo, the Enchanted Circle, and Taos Historic Downtown. Download these to your mobile device or print them out and you'll have easy offline access to information on points of interest, hiking trails, camp sites and downtown parking areas.