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Bikers on a mountain trail at Taos Ski Valley.

Mountain Biking

Lift-served mountain biking is back for Summer 24 and better than ever thanks to the new high-speed Lift 4!

Opening June 20th *weather permitting

Mountain Bike Lift Tickets:

  • Adult (Ages 18 - 64): $50
  • Youth (Ages 7 - 17): $40
  • Senior (Ages 65+): $45
More info coming soon!

Summer 24 Pass

$275 | Adult

Get unlimited access to lift-served mountain biking on Lift 4 and scenic lift rides on Lift 4 & Lift 1 (Saturdays & Sundays only) all summer long! Winter 25 Value, Kachina, & Kachina Plus passholders receive a complimentary Summer 24 pass! Your pass may be picked up at the Lake Fork Ticket Office. Midweek & High Noon passholders receive 50% off a Summer 24 pass. Call 800.776.1111 to purchase.




Taos Sports is your one stop shop for Mountain Bike maintenance and repairs in the Taos area.

Two guests enjoy the view from a scenic lift ride on a sunny summer day at Taco Ski Valley


Opening June 20th *weather permitting

Savor your morning brew or unwind after an exciting day amidst the breathtaking backdrop of the Sangre de Cristos on a Scenic Lift Ride. Lift 4 offers the ideal setting to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Kachina Basin surrounded by vibrant wildflowers with glimpses of local wildlife.

This summer, we're extending the Scenic Lift Rides on Saturdays & Sundays on Lift 1, providing even more opportunities to bask in nature's splendor.

Hop off at the top for a leisurely picnic with unparralled views followed by a scenic hike down, or enjoy the simple pleasure of riding the lift up and down.

Scenic Lift Ride Tickets

  • Adult (Ages 18 - 64) | $27
  • Youth (Ages 7 - 17) | $20
  • Senior (Ages 64 - 79) | $23

Scenic Lift Ride tickets valid for unlimited rides on selected date.

Via Ferrata Climbing Tour

The TAOS Ski Valley Via Ferrata is your chance to experience the thrill of high alpine mountain climbing - no experience necessary. Donning a harness and helmet (equipment included), guests will be personally led by our Via Ferrata guide along a network of cables and climb pre-set routes of iron bars. Situated at 11,500 feet in the sub-alpine ecosystem of Kachina Peak, our guided tour offers beginner through advanced Via Ferrata route challenges, a 100-foot skybridge, and a double-cable catwalk. Guests can progress to vertical terrain with spectacular views of the Rio Hondo and Wheeler Peak Wilderness. New this summer, guests will also take an exhilarating UTV ride up the mountain to access our Via Ferrata climbing course.

Tours leave at 9AM and 1PM daily.

Opening first week of July *weather permitting

ReaD Before Booking

Guests are encouraged to reserve a spot 24 hours in advance and must complete a waiver prior to getting on the route. Guides will call guests the afternoon before a tour with more information and complete an on-mountain safety orientation prior to starting the tour.

Via Ferrata is a guided activity. Accessing Via Ferrata without a guide is strictly prohibited. Guests should follow the instruction of the guides at all times.

  • You must weigh between 88 and 264 pounds and be 12 years of age or older to participate.
  • All participants must sign a waiver and attend the Via Ferrata orientation with your guide prior to climbing.
  • Participants must be able to properly utilize all safety restraint devices before climbing.
  • Participants must wear sturdy, closed-toe athletic shoes with minimal heels. Hiking or approach style shoes are preferred, but low-top, soft rubber athletic shoes or hiking boots are also acceptable. All shoes must be closed-toe. Taos Sports offers approach shoes for rent.
  • Operators are not responsible for lost or damaged items left or brought into the area.
  • No smoking in or around the course area.
  • Parents are responsible for their children.
  • The routes carry inherent risks including but not limited to falls, rock falls, travel on uneven terrain, and exposure to inclement weather. Participate in this activity at your own risk.


  • You are pregnant
  • You have any medical conditions that may impact your ability to participate
  • You require any fast acting medications
  • You are impaired in any way
Looking up at Via Ferrata climbers heading up a rock feature

Via Ferrata Pricing

Summer 24 Pricing

Ticket price includes a guide, rental harness, Via Ferrata lanyard, and helmet.

1 Guest | $325

2 Guests | $325 ($163/person)

3 Guests | $425 ($142/person)

4 Guests | $525 ($132/person)

5 Guests | $625 ($125/person)

A man doing a Via Ferrata climbing tour at Taos Ski Valley

Via Ferrata Accessories (Optional)

- Via Ferrata Shoes: $20

- Via Ferrata Gloves: $10

Via Ferrata FAQ


Northern New Mexico hiking is some of the most diverse you’ll find in the U.S. Our local hiking 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 go hiking in Taos, you’ll be walking through a living history.