Taos is in the north central region of the of the US state of New Mexico.
The town is surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and is in
proximity to Taos Pueblo, which is a Native American village. Located at
the base of the tallest peaks in the country, Taos is a friendly little
town famed as an artist's colony and a hub for outdoor activities. Here
visitors can enjoy anything from hot-air ballooning and river rafting to
visiting impressive museums to art galleries. In addition, there are lots
of other things to do in the city, including fishing, skiing, hiking, and
savoring food at the excellent restaurants.
Located on the northern edge of the city, Taos Pueblo is a UNESCO World
Heritage Site and a National Historic Landmark. It is a Native American
community comprising impressive multi-storied adobe buildings set against
stunning backdrop of forested and snow-laden peaks. Visitors here can also
enjoy public dances at various times in a year. Tourists can also see and
buy locally produced arts and crafts especially jewelry.
El Rio Grande del Norte National Monument
Located north from Taos all the way to the Colorado border, El Rio Grande
del Norte National Monument encompasses around 250,000 acres of public
land. The monument covers an immense range of ecosystems from
sage-dominated range and wide-open grasslands to the alpine slopes of Ute
Mountain and depths of the Rio Grande Gorge. El Rio Grande del Norte
National Monument offers an assortment of outdoor recreational activities
including hiking, rafting, hunting, camping, mountain biking, fishing,
hunting, and wildlife viewing.
Harwood Museum of Art
An excellent place to visit for art lovers, Harwood Museum of Art is
located on historic Ledoux Street and boasts a wide-ranging and impressive
assortment of art from southern Colorado and northern New Mexico including
works from Hispanic, Native American, and Anglo-American settlers and
artists. The major highlights at the museum are 20,000 photographic images
dating to the 19th century and the assortment of sacred carved figures
known as "Santos."