• Discover Taos - Summer Visitors Guide 2020

Stories from this issue
Manzantita Market, an all-organic community cafe, offers nutrient-dense regional farmed food with a menu that rotates as the seasons do. Photo by Morgan Timms/Taos News

THE HEART OF TOWN Historic Taos Plaza

THE  HISTORY OF TAOS PLAZA  may go back centuries but its vibe is always of-the-moment.
Katharine Egli. Taos Diner's two pound burrito, "The Charles", smothered in both red and green chile.

RED OR GREEN? Sometimes you just need both

NEW MEXICO IS CALLED THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT for many reasons. We are blessed with splendid scenery, lavish vistas and endless blue sky. History, culture, art, mountains, rivers and an active outdoor lifestyle attract us to this astonishing place.
Taos News file photo/Arcenio Trujillo.This large herd of elks (mostly elkettes) in search of a drink of water seemed apprehensive about approaching their favorite spot due to the anglers dotting the shoreline of Eagle Nest Lake last summer. Elk herds, even of this size, are not an uncommon sight in the Eagle Nest area...neither are anglers.

EAGLE NEST ‘Home of the Browns’ and headquarters for the best game hunting in America

EAGLE NEST’S TOWN-WIDE EVENTS usually include one of New Mexico’s largest and most spectacular July Fourth fireworks displays over the lake.
Questa tourism courtesy photo/Tommy Lyles. Eagle Rock Lake

QUESTA Hiking, camping, artistry — undiscovered bliss

THIS HISTORIC COMMUNITY is almost fully surrounded by protected wilderness, including the Río Grande del Norte National Monument and the Carson National Forest, all of which offer some of the best hiking and camping in Northern New Mexico.
Courtesy Angel Fire Resort.Angel Fire Resort under the sky that gave the village its name.

ANGEL FIRE Sunsets that make your soul soar with views that leave you breathless

ANGEL FIRE SITS  on the other side of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains from Taos, in the Moreno Valley.
From left: Charlotte McCarraher, 6, and her 9-year-old sister, Madeleine McCarraher, of Albuquerque, leap across hay bales Saturday (Oct. 12) during the annual Oktoberfest at Brandenburg Park in Red River.

RED RIVER An exciting small town where days are cool and the living is easy

RED RIVER IS ONE OF THE SMALL TOWNS  on the Enchanted Circle with more than its fair share of entertainment options, great food and fun events.
TAOS SKI VALLEY MOUNTAINS TURN GOLD IN SUMMER, INVITING VISITORS AND LOCALS TO HEAD FOR THE HILLS FOR FUN IN THE SUN. COURTESY TAOS SKI VALLEY

TAOS SKI VALLEY It’s a little bit European, a little bit New Mexico. It’s a lot steep and beautiful.

THE VAST, RUGGED terrain and generous, free-spirited community call out to mountain lovers with a passion for outdoor thrills and cultural diversity.
THOUGH CACELLED FOR COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS THIS YEAR, THE TINY COMMUNITY OF ARROYO SECO FILLS UP FAST RIGHT BEFORE THE ANNUAL FOURTH OF JULY PARADE AND IS A MUST-STOP ON THE WAY TO TAOS SKI VALLEY. TAOS NEWS FILE PHOTO

ARROYO SECO A good thing in a small package

A RIVER RUNS THROUGH Arroyo Seco – at elevation 7,634 feet. As legend would have it, Taos Valley is flanked by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains on the east, a desert guarded by the plumed serpent on the west and by the ruined houses of La Llorona on the south.
Shutterstock.Taos Pueblo is a testament to the heart beat of the land beating through humans for more than a thousand years.

TAOS PUEBLO If Pueblo Peak is the heartbeat of Taos, then Taos Pueblo is its soul

Taos Pueblo has been closed to visitors due to coronavirus precautions since March 11, 2020. For more information, check the website at taospueblo.com or call (575) 758-1028. A world, a culture apart, no visitor should miss seeing the ancient pueblo — perhaps the  world’s oldest apartment building. Here, life goes on much the same as it has for approximately 1,000 years. You may notice a shiny pickup truck parked nearby or see modern cell phones, but the customs and the unwritten Tiwa (pronounced TEE-wah) language have changed little over the centuries.
COURTESY OJO CALIENTE MINERAL SPRINGS RESORT AND SPA

OJO CALIENTE A gathering place, healing mind, body and spirit naturally for centuries.

Safe, serene and healing — Ojo Caliente lodging reopens at 50 percent capacity as COVID-19 lockdown eases. 

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