Taos Full-Day Tours
All Tours include a Gourmet Lunch provided by your guide
Depending on your experience some tours can run a little longer
These tours offer you a scenic loop on the back roads and outskirts of Taos
Learn more about our Taos Full-Day Tour options:
Adventure through the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument with this hiking and whitewater rafting tour. First, journey along the rim of the canyon and experience the 6,400-foot drop of the Rio Grande Gorge, offering breathtaking scenery and spectacular panoramic views. Then, be ready to go down to the bottom of the canyon and raft a class 2-3 rapid course of the Rio Grande. Both first timers and whitewater enthusiasts will be safely oriented and prepared for this river journey, although during high water levels, minimum ages are applied.
Easily imagine old western movie backdrops with this journey from Taos to Ghost Ranch. Journey through red earth and multi-colored basalt covered in dusty green sagebrush on a 3-mile Chama River Valley hike to Chimney Rock. See why this sculpted textured land inspired Georgia O’Keeffe and learn about rare fossilized dinosaur discoveries. This tour highlights the stimulating vistas and prehistoric escapades of this glorious Northern New Mexico region.
Explore Taos’ Puebloan culture and the land Puebloans have called home for 1000s of years with a visit to Taos Pueblo, Taos Gorge Bridge and the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument. This interpretive guided experience highlights prehistoric dwellings and the stunning geological background of the Rio Grande Rift Valley. After exploring the village’s historical and modern-day contexts, see how the river has carved out an 800-foot descent through the thick lava walls of basalt rock and hike along the rim of this breathtaking landscape.
Go deeper than most visitors by learning and interacting with the Taos Puebloans through this horno bread baking tour. Learn about these adobe arched outdoor ovens and the best ways to shape and bake Puebloan bread, directly from a Taos tribal member. After making bread, walk through and explore Taos Pueblo, a World Heritage UNESCO site known for their continuously inhabited 1000 year+ adobe buildings, and then have lunch at a local grandmother’s café.
The “High Road” goes through the Sangre de Cristo mountain range between Taos and Santa Fe. This tour traverses awe-inspiring scenery, provides a glimpse back in time to New Mexico’s Spanish colonial roots, and visits hidden away artists’ studios and historic landmarks. Go through Las Trampas to see the San Jose de Gracia church, wind through Ojo Sarco’s artist studios, experience Truchas village’s famed Dr. Rey Montez’ gallery, and finally taste Dixon’s Vivác Winery’s 100% New Mexican grown grape wine.
Journey along the scenic Rio Grande corridor into the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument on an active and immersive water and hike adventure. Starting with water, choose either a stand-up paddle board or kayak for the choice of a mild to wild paddle experience of the Rio Grande River. Dry off over a riverside picnic lunch and prepare for the coming land-based monument hike. The 2 ½ mile, 6,400-foot round trip expedition offers breathtaking scenery and spectacular panoramic views of the Rio Grande Gorge and famous Taos Box. To wind down the day’s activities, finish with a glass of wine, a pint of beer or a pint of local cider at Vivác Winery.
Experience the outdoor splendors of Taos, hear about the heritage and geology of this landscape and enjoy a locally grown glass of wine, with this unforgettable hiking expedition. This active tour goes deep into the Rio Grande Gorge with an informative look at her current-day free flowing waters and an understanding of her historical geologically shaping forces. Hiking a 2 ½ mile, 6,400-foot round-trip rim trail offers not only breathtaking scenery but also an opportunity to learn about the elements that have shaped this stunning landscape. To round off the day, enjoy a picnic lunch paired perfectly with local wine tastings from Vivác Winery.