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Things to do in Taos

Bridge
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The steel bridge stretching across the Rio Grande Gorge, known as Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, is the seventh-highest bridge in the United States
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Landmark
Taos Plaza , Taos
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Once a Spanish fortified plaza, Taos Plaza is a collection of businesses and residents in adobe buildings in the Taos Downtown Historic Distr
Tours from £16
World heritage site · Ruin
Taos Pueblo , Taos
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Taos Pueblo represents the ancient tribe of the Taos people. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the United States. This
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Duration: 1 hour
A quick and easy intro to this funky little town. We cover the pivotal historical points that make this place unique, including the deadly haircut of New Mexico’s first American Governor, the red light district of Taos's past, a priest’s 51 children, and the most important Native American in history. We mix plenty of spice, sauce, and a few ghost stories to keep you entertained for the whole 60-minute, half-mile walking tour. Dog friendly! Offered daily with a reservation. Call for group tours or last minute bookings.
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Scenic Drive
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Take a drive along High Road to Taos, the scenic byway between Santa Fe and Taos, for a beautiful tour of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and
Religious Site
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San Francisco de Asís Mission Church is a historic and architecturally significant building on the main plaza of Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico.
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Taos

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Bridges · Ruins · Scenic Drive
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures. Attractions including art galleries, boutiques offering traditional Native American pottery and jewelry, historical homes, museums, and gourmet restaurants occupy adobe buildings in the business district. Set amid towering mountains and wild rivers, this town is known for the traditional Native American village on the outskirts. Advanced skiers arrive in winter to challenge themselves on the slopes, and hikers hit the trails of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in summer. The town of about 6,000 is a draw for photographers year-round as they strive to capture the town's atmosphere and the surrounding area's natural beauty. Plan how to spend your time in Taos and other destinations in United States using our United States travel planner.

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Where to stay in Taos

Taos offers a wealth of accommodations right in town and in the surrounding area. Plenty of small inns, bed and breakfasts, and hotels lie in and around the business district, but your options greatly expand when you consider renting a small house or an apartment. Where you stay depends on what you come for. If you want to use Taos as a base for seeing local sites, opt for accommodation within the city limits. If you plan to spend most of your time in the mountains, the Valdez and Arroyo Seco areas are convenient. Staying between these areas and downtown puts you close to the Taos Pueblo Indian Lands.
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