Taos Half-Day Tours
Taos Regional Half-Day Tours:
Experience Taos’ inspiring and artistic spirit while investigating the city center’s rich artistic history. Weaving through winding alleyways and backstreets, explore the local art scene and engage with local craftspeople as they create their inspired artwork, share their stories and connect you to our rich tapestry of Taos artisan soul. Finish at Chokola Bean to Bar for organic, small-batch, exquisitely crafted chocolate to savor a chocolate elixir.
Journey through the Taos High Country on this half day trip. Taos Wild is great for families as it includes frequent stops, a short hike, and many opportunities to witness the wildlife of the region. Our Taos Inspired Guides share their knowledge about the plants, animals, and geology that you will see along the way. Taos Wild is an exploration of the land, it’s wildlife, plants, and people, as well as sustainability and conservation.
Experience the majestic alpine mountainous terrain of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range hiking above 10,000 feet with breathtaking views. The trail, located on private land within the Taos Ski Valley offers the best of all worlds. Enjoy the wide open spaces along the trail interspersed with being saturated in a lush forest of hemlock, fir and aspens. Savor a gourmet picnic lunch while your expert guide shares the natural history, flora and fauna, and culture of this region. As you eat you can also soak in the awe-inspiring vistas, including a view of Wheeler Peak, the highest mountain in the state at 13,161 feet in elevation!
Get a quick taste of Taos’s great outdoor surroundings with this active half-day tour. Journey to Taos’ outskirts to walk the seventh tallest bridge in the U.S., the Taos Gorge Bridge, and then take a nearby Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument hike on the La Vista Verde Trail. This 2 ½ mile, 6.400-foot round trip expedition offers breathtaking scenery and spectacular panoramic views of the raging waters within the plungingly step walled gorge at your feet.
Want to quickly delve into Taos’ cultural depths? Visit the World Heritage UNESCO site of Taos Pueblo to see the oldest inhabited community in the U.S. and catch a glimpse of ancient Puebloan culture. Then, go to the Millicent Rogers Museum to peruse an incredible collection of Hispanic and Native American artifacts. Finally, complete your exploration of this center of Southwestern culture and living history by journeying to Taos Gorge Bridge.
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.
Float on snow in a snowshoe only designated section of Carson National Forest. Amole Canyon offers unsullied old growth ponderosa pine as well as excellent conditions for all levels of snowshoe experience. After a snowshoe strapping demonstration, pole fitting and short safety talk, enjoy two miles of quiet blanketed wilderness at over 8.000 feet. After a snowshoe strapping demonstration, pole fitting and short safety talk, enjoy two miles of quiet blanketed wilderness at over 8.000 feet.