Taos is a perfect getaway in Mexico for tourists and vacation goers with too many opportunities worth exploring. Located in the Southwest, it is a must-visit for all including those interested in bike trailing, hiking, and shopping in art galleries. It offers visitors an International Skiing site and numerous museums with unlimited opportunities for tourists and vacation lovers to enjoy. It is referred to as the ‘Soul of the west’ with its many enticing yet enchanting sites and things to do for visitors. Here is a list of everything worth doing when visiting Taos, New Mexico.

11 Tour The Taos Pueblo


Taos Pueblo is a popular UNESCO World Heritage Site with buildings dating back to the 14th century. The Native American community living here in the old traditionally built houses is an attraction for culture and history exploration. The residence is not allowed water and electricity to maintain its authenticity as the buildings are captivating adobe structures. The site hosts about 150 people, and it is open to tourists for a tour around the adobe. Visitors need to check the calendar before visiting as it closes in winter.

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9 Explore The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

Constructed in the 1960s, the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge is a site worthy of exploring for tourists. It has been termed one of the country's top ten highest and most enchanting steel bridges. The bridge’s location and height are what visitors need to experience. The bridge is 1300 feet high, this gives people a stimulating effect from its side watch. The view above the water and distance to the bottom of the breathtaking gorge is super scenic. It is quite photogenic and has featured in several films.

8 Visit San Francisco De Asis Church

Built about 200 years ago, the ancient structure is an attraction of its kind. It is worth visiting, especially with its recognition as a historic landmark. The church is quite integral to the faith of the local people, and they gather every year to renovate it to maintain its authenticity. Visitors view a glowing painting of Jesus called the Mystery Painting as it glows in the dark. The painting is kept in a light-controlled room for views to see as it glows in the dark.

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7 Snow Sports At Ski Valley

Unlike many people's assumption that New Mexico is desert and dry, there is a cool snow wonderful place to visit in Taos. The site offers visitors and vacation goers a wonderful experience with unlimited snow recreation facilities and opportunities. The area around Ski Valley is a suitable place in winter for snowboarding, tubing on the mountain, skiing, and snowshoeing. The place is also worth visiting in summer for hot balloon rides, rock climbing, hiking, and golfing. The Ski Valley is located in Sangre De Cristo Mountains.

6 Visit Kit Carson Home & Museum

It is a simple structure constructed in 1825 and named after a famous and fierce Frontiersman, Kit Carson. It has been termed a National Landmark, and it holds some of the oldest artifacts in Spanish history and exceptional period items. Visitors enjoy exploring this place for the famous man's memorial artifacts and memory hunting. The site displays his exploits to visitors, including his life as a guide, a trapper, and a battle man who fought in many battles, including the Civil war.

5 Take A Scenic Drive Up The High Roads

A road trip along the 90 kilometers stretch from Santa Fe will leave visitors and vacation lovers the utmost adventure experience. From enchanting landscapes and sceneries, the winding road presents travelers with endless opportunities and resources, including old Spanish villages and historic scenes, not to mention the numerous breathtaking views up the Mountain to Taos. Visitors feel and experience the most scenic change in the environment and landscape from dense forest to vast waste lying land, high mountain peaks and deep valleys, well-populated rainy sides, and dessert.

4 Wheeler Peak

Nature lovers, hikers, and those in need of adventure cannot resist the enchanting views and captivating recreational opportunities offered by the highest Mountain in New Mexico. The place is a sure attraction for all tourists and vacation goers to Taos. The high peak presents the visitors with an amazing view of the surrounding landscape and sceneries, not to mention the crazy recreational experience of hiking, camping, and wildlife watching. The peak is a part of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains. It is worth doing while in Taos.

3 The Earthships

The Earthships is a fascinating residential invention innovation that exhibits eco-friendly life where human beings can co-exist harmoniously with nature. It is made of a recycled collection of waste materials, including plastic, rubber, and glass waste. It is so scenic and located in a secluded area away from the bustle of other tourist attractions. It contains residentials in a sun-scorched area that is self-regulating and heatproof yet self-sustaining by collecting water and power and generating their food. Tourists can spend in one of the houses for an ultimate experience.

2 Millicent Rogers Museum

Millicent Rogers Museum is the perfect place to visit in Taos for an ultimate experience and touch of history, culture, and art. It is among the everything to do during your vacation in Taos, Mexico. The museum is popular for its magnificent collection of artworks and artifacts – about 7000 items in total. It hosts both Hispanic and Native American collections with items, including jewelry, ceramics, clay, textile, and captivating figurines. The museum is named after a popular model, heiress, and arts, Millicent Rogers.

1 Taos Box Rafting

Taos Box Rafting is an incredible opportunity to test the adrenaline levels with the crazy rapids of the white waters in the Rio Grande Gorge. It is a perfect opportunity for adventure aboard a box raft. The crazy rafting presents rafters with endless sceneries along the twenty-five kilometers of a lifelong and unforgettable experience. The experience is provided by several tour companies found in Taos town. Still, it is recommended for experienced rafters because it involves crazy dizzying drops and crazy cascades on rushing water.