Things to Do

Although many travelers choose Taos for the incredible skiing and snowboarding and breathtaking mountain atmosphere, the town of Taos has plenty of events and activities for artists, music-lovers, performers, hikers, foodies, and everyone in between. Every day at Taos brings a new adventure. Check out the following list of activities and events to find yours. 

Reservations are required for indoor dining. 

The Bavarian Restaurant

*Opening mid-December* Charming and authentic, The Bavarian is an idyllic European alpine lodge at the base of Lift 4. Enjoy casual German lunch fare and German beers on tap while soaking up the sun on the Bavarian deck! Outdoor dining only for lunch...
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Heritage Inspirations

Are you yearning to dig deeper into New Mexico’s cultural and environmental mystic that enchants so many? Has her vibrant heritage and landscape weaved its spirit into you yet? Heritage Inspirations provides you all-inclusive guided itineraries...
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Hot Air Balloon Rides

Rio Grande Balloons offers sunrise hot air balloon flights over the Rio Grande Gorge. We are locally owned and operated and are grateful to be able to share our love of flying over the unique and beautiful landscape of the Rio Grande del Norte...
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Taos Pueblo

CLOSED TO VISITORS. A real slice out of history that has survived modernization, the Pueblo has been inhabited for over 1,000 years and today is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a National Historic Landmark.
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Mucho Gusto Donuts

*Now Open on Weekends* On your way up to Sutton Place as you head to the Resort Center, make sure you stop by Mucho Gusto Donuts. Located next to La Gondolita, this should be your first stop on the mountain before you boot up for the day. At Mucho...
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Snowsports Lessons

The Snowsports School would like thank our community and our guests who visited Taos Ski Valley this winter. With the 2020-21 season in the rearview mirror, we are looking forward to bringing back our favorite programs, including: private guides and...
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192 At The Blake

*Now Open for Dinner* Centered around a communal fireplace, this inviting, intimate dining room radiates international flare—rustic European alpine architecture folded into colorful New Mexican design. Before and after an outdoor adventure, this is...
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Scenic Chair Rides

*Closed for the season* Taos Ski Valley's easiest and most relaxing way to escape the heat and enjoy the mountain scenery. Take in the spectacular views, blues skies, and clear mountain air while riding the chairlift. Scenic rides take place at Chair...
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Via Ferrata

*Closed for the season* The Taos Ski Valley Via Ferrata, situated at 11,500 feet in the sub-alpine ecosystem of Kachina Peak, features beginner through advanced via ferrata route challenges, a 100-foot skybridge, and a double-cable catwalk. Novice...
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Hiking

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.
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Fishing

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...
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Phoenix Grill

*Opening mid-December* Perfect for a mid-day hot chocolate while soaking in the views of Kachina Peak on the outdoor deck. Reservations & proof of vaccination for ages 16+ are required for indoor dining.
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Mountain Skills

Mountain Skills has been guiding Rock climbing in the Taos Ski Valley for the past 15 years, and the Taos area for the past 26 years. We offer guided trips to the best rock climbing destinations in Las Vegas, Nevada, Taos and Santa Fe, New Mexico...
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Whistlestop Cafe

*Opening in December* Located on your way to Lift #2, the Whistlestop Café is the best place on the west mountain to refresh. Enjoy a mountain break with drinks, snacks, and restrooms. Full menu service is available. Reservations are made upon...
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eBike Rentals

Taos Sports is happy to offer electric bikes for your transportation needs. Don’t let the hills or high altitude of the Ski Valley discourage you from exploring the area. Our eBikes are the ideal option for people looking for an eco-friendly and...
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Green Chile Flow Trail

*Closed for the season* Green Chile is unlike anything you will find in New Mexico. From the top of Lift 4 all the way to the bottom of the Kachina Basin, the Green Chile flow trail is 3.5 miles of buttery banked turns, amazing scenery, and fun for...
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Confluence

Discover artisan goods from a diverse collection of New Mexican and vintage European curios. Here, you'll find women's fashion, fine art, jewelry, pottery, home decor, and more. Get your holiday shopping done early and enjoy an evening under the...
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