Overview & Getting Here
Overview & Getting Here
Visit Taos - Soul of the Southwest!
Welcome to TaosChamber.com! Take a moment to explore Taos and discover the beauty, the culture, the people that make Taos and Northern New Mexico the Land of Enchantment. Seated on the high-desert mesa at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Taos is rich with art and steeped in history. Home to Taos Pueblo, the Village of Taos Ski Valley and a colorful array of surrounding communities, Taos County has something for everyone.
The Enchanted Circle is an 86 mile drive through gorgeous mountain peaks and valleys. This Enchanted Circle links the towns of Taos, Questa, Red River, Eagle Nest, Angel Fire and back to Taos! Take a picnic lunch to enjoy the beauty and serenity of Bobcat Pass or while fishing at one of the lakes around Eagle Nest or Angel Fire. Click on the Day Driving Tours tab for more information and links to our county communities.
TaosChamber.com provides access to information on over 400 businesses. Galleries, restaurants, shops, lodging, and more! Find business locations on our interactive maps or, if you're looking for a specific business, Search the member directory.
Taos Valley was first settled by the Tiwa-speaking Taos Indians over 1,000 years ago; the first Spanish settlers were farming throughout the area by 1615; Taos Plaza came into existence as a fortified plaza around 1796 following the Don Fernando de Taos Land Grants from the King of Spain and the Town was finally incorporated in 1934.
Taos Pueblo (continuously inhabited for over 1,000 years) is the only UNESCO Living World Heritage Site in the U.S. Find out more at http://www.taospueblo.com
Taos Ski Valley currently being updated for today's skier, snowboarders and outdoor enthusiasts is only 30 minutes away! Find out more at https://www.skitaos.com/
Elevation: 7,000 to 8,000 ft. The Enchanted Circle elevation to over 10,000 ft. Prepare for high altitude conditions by staying hydrated and return to lower elevations if you do not feel well.
Weather: Mild four season climate; arid high desert with brief summer monsoonal rains, mountain snows in winter and clear crisp air with clean, cloudless skies year-round. There is often a 40 degree change from day to night, keep a jacket handy!
Average Monthly Temperatures:
High Low January 40 11 February 44 18 March 52 25 April 60 30 May 70 38 June 81 46 July 85 52 August 82 51 September 76 44 October 65 33 November 51 22 December 42 13
Taos Ski Valley Airport Shuttle provides daily year-round service to Taos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque airports. Convenient pick-up and drop-off locations allow you to meet your friends and family, hit the slopes and trails, or access lodging quickly and easily.
Call or email today to reserve your ride, (575) 776-2291 x2383 x2384 or firstname.lastname@example.org 24HRS: (800) 776-1111 *CREDIT CARD REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF RESERVATION
Taos Transportation LINK: https://www.skitaos.com/discover-taos/airport-shuttle/
- ALBUQUERQUE TO TAOS: I-25 to Santa Fe; exit on 599 north to by-pass Santa Fe; Hwy. 285 to Hwy. 68 to Taos.
- ARIZONA TO TAOS: I-40 to Albuquerque; I-25 to Santa Fe; Hwy. 285 to Hwy. 68 to Taos.
- BRECKENRIDGE TO TAOS: Hwy. 9 to Fairplay; Hwy. 285 and Hwy. 17 to Alamosa; Hwy. 285 to Tres Piedras; Hwy. 64 to Taos.
- CRESTED BUTTE TO TAOS: Hwy. 135 to Gunnison; Hwy. 50 to Hwy. 285 to Hwy. 17 to Alamosa; Hwy. 285 to Tres Piedras; Hwy. 64 to Taos.
- DENVER TO TAOS: I-25 to Colorado Springs to Walsenburg; Hwy. 160 to Fort Garland; Hwy. 159 and Hwy. 522 to Taos
- DURANGO TO TAOS: Hwy. 160 to Pagosa Springs; Hwy. 84 to Chama; Hwy. 17 to Antonito; Hwy. 285 to Tres Piedras; Hwy. 64 to Taos.
- VAIL TO TAOS: I-70 to Copper Mountain; Hwy. 91 to Leadville; Hwy. 24 and Hwy. 17 to Alamosa; Hwy. 285 to Tres Piedras; Hwy. 64 to Taos.
- WEST TEXAS TO TAOS: I-40 to Clines Corners; Hwy. 285 to I-25 to Santa Fe; Hwy. 285 to Hwy. 68 to Taos.