Multiple Days of Family Fun

You May Never Want To Leave

To get the full experience of the region, we recommend staying for a few days. Make The Blake your basecamp for adventure and outings.

Three-Night Stay at The Blake

Day 1 - Warm up with a Scenic Chairlift Ride

Earthships have been described as “the epitome of sustainable design and construction.” These buildings may seem surreal and transcendental but they were consciously built with natural and reclaimed materials and use thermal and solar heating and cooling and solar and wind electricity. The people who call them home are happy to share their creations with visitors. Take a tour, or try sustainable living and stay for a night.

Day 1 - Grab Lunch at The Bavarian

Get ready to get your hands dirty and get up close and personal with Taos’s unique geography. Whether you choose to climb over ancient basalt in the Rio Grande Gorge or get higher up in the Rocky Mountains, you’ll get a feel for the diverse topography of northern New Mexico. With over 300 days of annual sunshine, you can rock climb all year long and get panoramic views of the Southwest.

Day 1 - Take an Afternoon Hike to Williams Lake

Cover miles of scenic trails from two wheels! Taos boasts both great single track and road biking for all skill levels, so whether you decide to summit peaks in our Alpine wilderness, glide through meadows of wildflowers, peddle along the mesas or skirt through canyons on rural back roads, your bike ride will be unforgettable.

Day 1 - Return to The Blake and take the complimentary hotel shuttle for dinner in town

Between our legendary rivers and our hidden alpine lakes, Taos offers a variety of fishing experiences. You’ll find solitude and peace with nature in our waters, and not to mention a relief from the summer heat. This area is known for being abundant with a variety of trout, including Rainbow, Brown, and Brooks trout. You might even hook onto a Rio Grande Cutthroat trout, which are native to northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado.

Day 2 - Head out for a morning Raft Trip or Guided Climbing Session

Get away for the afternoon for a round of golf at the Taos Country Club. The 18-hole, linked style course is surrounded by mesa vistas and high desert vegetation, making for a relaxing retreat on the southern edges of Taos.

Day 2 - Grab Lunch in Downtown Taos & Explore the Historic Plaza

Northern New Mexico hiking is some of the most diverse you’ll find in the U.S. Our local trails go for miles, and can be as easy or difficult as you need them to be. Revel in the mountain scenery of the Sangre de Cristo’s, and conquer the highest mountain in New Mexico, Wheeler Peak. Explore desert canyons and go deep into the Rio Grande Gorge, 800 feet below the Taos Mesa, where you’ll see ancient petroglyphs carved into the rock walls. No matter where you choose to hike, you’ll be walking through a living history.

Day 2 - Return to Taos Ski Valley and rest up before Dinner at 192 Restaurant in The Blake

Nothing says Southwest quite like spurs and a saddle. You can explore northern New Mexico the way the natives used to - on horseback! Guided horseback riding tours will bring you high in the mountains or down in the Pueblo land where the natives still reside. Llama trekking is another furry-friend option. Explore trails while lovable llamas carry your gear and make your trip even more unique.

Day 3 - Sneak in a morning Hot Air Balloon Ride (the best views in town)

Floating isn’t just for water, Taos is a great place for floating in the air. Hot air balloon rides above the Rio Grande Gorge are magical, thrilling experiences that will take your breath away. As the sun rises over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, you’ll have the best views of the Taos Mesa and see amazing geologic formations from 800 feet above the Rio Grande. With some luck, you might see some wildlife, too.

Day 3 - Drive the Enchanted Circle and find a local’s spot for lunch

Looking for a geothermal adventure? The Rio Grande Gorge is full of surprises, including hidden hot springs that are perfect for soaking. Hiking is required, and you’ll feel immersed in nature in the remote parts of the canyon that lead to the springs. Free your hippy soul because clothing is optional!