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27 Best and Fun Things To Do In Taos, New Mexico

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Long recognized as one of the number one Art Colonies in the United States, Taos is also home to one of the country’s finest ski resorts, an internationally celebrated church, a World Heritage site, and a spectacular mountainous region that includes the Rocky Mountains and the Rio Grande Gorge.

Also referred to as New Mexico’s “Soul of the Southwest”, visitors flock to the town each year to experience its rich spiritual customs, sample its distinctive cuisine, and take in its vibrant arts and music scene.

Popular activities here include hiking, fishing, and rafting on the Rio Grande River, admiring the impressive adobe structures of the town, savoring an ice cream cone from the Taos Cow Ice Creamery, or sampling one (or more!) of the green chili dishes that local restaurants have on offer.

Of course, the town has tons more to offer visitors by way of attractions and activities, which you can learn more about from our comprehensive list of recommendations below

The 27 Most Popular Things To Do In Taos, New Mexico

27. Rio Grande Del Rancho Trail 18

5.0 ★★★★★ (1 review)

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Location: High Road to Taos Ranchos De Taos NM

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26. Rio Pueblo de Taos

4.0 ★★★★☆ (2 reviews)

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25. Frijoles Canyon

3.7 ★★★★☆ (3 reviews)

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24. Ernest L. Blumenschein House

3.3 ★★★☆☆ (4 reviews)

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Location: 222 Ledoux Street Taos NM

Tel:  575 758 0505

23. Ranchos de Taos Plaza

4.4 ★★★★☆ (7 reviews)

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Location: Ranchos De Taos NM

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22. Robert L. Parsons Fine Art

4.5 ★★★★★ (8 reviews)


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Location: 131 Bent Street Taos NM

Tel:  575 751 0159

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21. Two Graces

4.6 ★★★★★ (11 reviews)


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Location: 105 Barela Ln Taos NM

Tel:  575 770 5580

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20. Devisadero Peak

5.0 ★★★★★ (11 reviews)

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19. R C Gorman Navajo Gallery Taos

4.6 ★★★★★ (12 reviews)


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Location: 104 S Plaza Taos NM

Tel:  575 758 2211

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18. Taos Historic Museums

4.4 ★★★★☆ (27 reviews)

Location: 222 Ledoux Street Taos NM

Tel:  575 758 0505

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17. Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish

4.7 ★★★★★ (67 reviews)

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Location: 205 Don Fernando Street Taos NM

Tel:  575 758 9208

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16. Taos Eco Park

4.6 ★★★★★ (102 reviews)

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Location: 940 Salazar Road Taos NM

Tel:  575 737 2599

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15. Martinez Hacienda

4.5 ★★★★★ (115 reviews)

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Location: 708 Hacienda Road Taos NM

Tel:  575 758 1000

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14. Devisadero Loop Trail 108 Trailhead

4.7 ★★★★★ (122 reviews)


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Location: Carson National Forest Taos NM

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13. Downtown Taos Historic District

4.5 ★★★★★ (321 reviews)

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Location: N Plaza Taos NM

12. Hanuman Temple

4.8 ★★★★★ (332 reviews)

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Location: 416 Geronimo Ln Taos NM

Tel:  575 751 4080

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11. Taos Mountain Casino

3.7 ★★★★☆ (492 reviews)

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Location: 700 Veterans Hwy Taos NM

Tel:  575 737 0777

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10. San Francisco de Asís Catholic Mission Church

4.7 ★★★★★ (567 reviews)

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Location: 60 Street Francis Plaza Ranchos De Taos NM

Tel:  575 758 2754

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9. Wilder Nightingale Fine Art

4.9 ★★★★★ (17 reviews)

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Location: 119 Kit Carson Road Taos NM

Tel:  575 758 3255

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8. Couse-Sharp Historic Site

4.8 ★★★★★ (24 reviews)


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Location: 146 Kit Carson Road Taos NM

Tel:  575 751 0369

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7. South Boundary Trail

4.5 ★★★★★ (24 reviews)

Location: Taos NM

6. Harwood Museum of Art

4.5 ★★★★★ (135 reviews)

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Location: 238 Ledoux Street Taos NM

Tel:  575 758 9826

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5. Taos Art Museum at Fechin House

4.8 ★★★★★ (187 reviews)

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Location: 227 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte Taos NM

Tel:  575 758 2690

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4. Millicent Rogers Museum

4.8 ★★★★★ (209 reviews)

Location: 1504 Millicent Rogers Road El Prado NM

Tel:  575 758 2462

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3. Kit Carson Home and Museum

4.4 ★★★★☆ (367 reviews)

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Location: 113 Kit Carson Road Taos NM

Tel:  575 758 4945

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2. Kit Carson Park

4.4 ★★★★☆ (496 reviews)

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Location: 211 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte Taos NM

Tel:  575 751 2001

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1. Taos Plaza

4.5 ★★★★★ (1,512 reviews)

Location: N Plaza Taos NM

Tel:  575 758 8234

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Thank you for reading our list of the best things to do in Taos, New Mexico! We hope it helped you plan the perfect itinerary for your next trip to this fantastic destination. Happy travels!

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