Hiking in Rio Grande Del Norte Monument & Taos Pueblo Tour
9AM – 3:30PM | $165 per person
Offered Year-Round, except during Pueblo Closures
Includes entry fees into Taos Pueblo and an Organic and Local lunch.
A World Heritage UNESCO site, Taos Pueblo’s multi-storied adobe buildings have been continuously occupied for over 1,000 years and is one of the oldest inhabited communities in the United States. Learn about these Tiwa speaking northern most Puebloans by listening to a private community docent explain to you this bucolic village’s historical and modern contexts.
Following our Taos Pueblo visit, you will journey to the Taos Gorge Bridge, the seventh tallest bridge in the U.S., where you can walk along a short section of the Rim Trail in order to learn about its dynamic geological story while soaking in the incredible views of the Rio Grande Rift and the river, of the same name, below.
From there, you will voyage into the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument for an interpretive guided experience. This land displays evidence of the ancient peoples’ regional inhabitance with petroglyphs, prehistoric dwellings sites and other archeological discoveries, and in so doing, demonstrates Taos Pueblo’s long ancestral connection to the land.
You’ll see how the mighty Rio Grande River cuts through the center of the monument, whereby the thick lava flows of the Rio Grande Rift Valley carve out their sharp stunning 800-foot-deep descent through the middle of the Taos Plateau. Our trailhead starts at 6,400 feet, offering breathtaking scenery along the 2.5 mile La Vista Verde Trail. Catch views of the Taos Box, an 18-mile stretch of 900-foot cliffs and huge rapids that empty at the historic Taos Junction Bridge.
Finally, enjoy your organic locally made lunch soaking in these views with the sound of the Rio Grande waters babbling in the background and if you’re lucky, you’ll get a sighting of our local Bighorn Sheep!
If you want a deeper understanding and viewing of the original peoples’ tribal dwellings and see for yourself why humans have been attracted to this gorgeously stark landscape for thousands of years, then book this tour today!
Extra activities available for additional cost, inquire with Angelisa Murray directly at 575-779-5516, to discuss bonus possibilities.
Featured Image by the Town of Taos.