Come for the ancient pueblos—stay for the Rio Grande Gorge and the beautiful Sangre de Cristo range.
There’s room for everyone in the Taos Valley—artists, adventurers, and everything in between. Miles of trails delight hikers and bikers in the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Rock climbers scale granite cliffs in the Rio Grande Gorge. For New Mexico history buffs, there are ancient pueblos. Camping in Taos puts you right in the center of the fun. Book early for RV parks near the downtown galleries—spots are limited. Year-round, sleep cliffside at the Orilla Verde Recreation Area. Here, BLM camps sit near killer climbing routes, biking trails, and raft put-ins on the Rio Grande. If you’re in an RV, you’ll find hookups and picnic tables at Pilar and Rio Bravo Campgrounds. For mountain camping near Taos, the Carson National Forest has you covered. Twining Campground is close to the Rio Hondo hiking trails. At Elephant Rock, you can fish in the Red River or Eagle Rock Lake. You can camp in Taos year-round—just be prepared for ever-changing weather. Spring and summer bring heavy rains and lightning. If you’re heading into the mountains, snow is possible well into June. Warm layers and great rain gear can keep you warm and dry, whether you’re hiking or biking.