Multiple Days of Adventures

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.

The Blake will be closed from April 1 - June 13.

Day 1 - Summit Wheeler Peak | 8:00AM

Conquer New Mexico's highest peak. This 13,161-foot summit can be accessed by either Bull of the Woods Trail or Williams Lake Trail. Get an early start for this expert level hike and make sure to stay well hydrated. Backcountry camping is allowed without a permit. Keep your eyes peeled for Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, elk and mule deer. You cannot beat the view at the top.

Day 1 - Apres Hike at The Bavarian | 3:00PM

After Wheeler Peak, you've earned this meal. A post hike beverage and some authentic Bavarian food are just what you need after your day out on the trails.

Day 1 - Evening Ojo Caliente Visit | 6:00PM

Relax with a healing soak in the legendary waters of the Ojo Caliente hot springs, deemed sacred by local Native Americans.

Day 2 - Start your morning on the water or high in the sky | 9:00AM

Breakfast is definitely the most important meal of the day because whether you want to start your day off rafting the Rio Grande or you want to see this region from a new height while rock climbing, you’re going to want to be well-fueled. No matter what you choose, you and your family are in for a morning of thrills and experiences that will last you a lifetime.

Day 2 - Lunch 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 - Mountain Biking

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 2 - Dinner at 192

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 3 - Choice of AM Raft Trip, ½ Day Guided Climbing or ½ Day Fly Fishing

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 - Lunch 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.