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7 Reasons to Visit Taos, New Mexico, This Summer

by Aoife O’Riordan

Jun 17, 2024

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With more than 300 days of sunshine a year and a high desert climate keeping things cool and comfortable, Taos, New Mexico, offers a slice of paradise in the summer months for many travelers. From water activities on the Rio Grande to scenic hikes, here are seven reasons to visit Taos this summer.


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Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

Hike one of the many scenic trails in the area. Las Vista Verde traverses volcanic rock formations and lush greenery. Walk along the second-highest bridge in the U.S. Highway System, Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, and get unforgettable views of the New Mexican landscape.

Ojo Caliente

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Ojo Caliente

One of the United States’ oldest health spas, soak at this iconic spa, complete with natural hot springs and healing waters. This resort promises a unique and tranquil experience.

Great Eats and Drinks

Taos Mesa Brewing offers two locations and hosts live music alongside a restaurant and state-of-the-art brewing facilities. Taos Tap Room offers local brews, while Medley’s invites guests to sip on wine and enjoy nostalgic classics with a spin on the outdoor patio. Bent Street Grille offers a relaxed vibe and tasty brunch dishes. Enjoy a Taos morning with coffee and baked goods at Farmhouse Café and Bakery.

River Runners

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Los Rios River Runners

Los Rios knows these rivers like the backs of their hands, providing adventure seekers with rich, local history as they guide them through whitewater thrills.

Rio Grande Balloons

Embark on a journey through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains as the sun takes over the summer landscape.

Rio Grande Stables

This company has been providing dependability, quality and expertise to locals and visitors alike for more than 30 years. Rio Grande Stables offers horse or mule trail-riding adventures.


Hacienda Del Sol © Town of Taos

No Shortage of Historic and Unique Accommodations

Stay in the Taos Earthships community, a sustainable, off-grid community powered solely by solar and wind energy. These structures are made from recycled materials and gives guests the chance to unplug. At Hacienda Del Sol, this 12-bedroom property connects guests to nature. Sit under a large verandah and soak in the sunset at Old Taos Guesthouse, originally the home of a farmer. For a charming hideaway, Adobe Pines Inn invites guests to take in the grounds full of orchards and vegetable gardens.


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