THINGS TO DO IN TAOS

Llamas in Taos
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Outdoor Activities

Big River Raft Trips-16 miles southwest of Taos on N.M. 68. 505-758-9711 or 800-748-3760. www.bigriverrafts.com.

Carson National Forest Ranger Station-Maps for hiking, campground information, etc. 208 Cruz Alta Road. 505-758-6200.

Cowboy Evening-Dutch oven cooking on Two Eagles Ranch. 505-754-2769.

El Paseo Llama ExpeditionsLLama trekking day hikes and llama packing treks for wilderness adventurers, hikers, backpackers & families with small children. 800.455.2627

Embudo Station-Rio Grande rafting, 25 miles south of Taos on N.M. 68. 505-852-4707.

Far Flung Adventures-Rafting. 2 miles north of Taos in El Prado. Phone first. 505-758-2628 or 800-359-2627. www.farflung.com.

Hondo/Stagecoach Hot Springs-Natural hot springs, 98 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degrees Celsius). 505-758-3873 or 800-732-8267.

Horseback Adventures in High Carson-800-797-7261. www.newmexico.com/horses

Horseback Riding at Shadow Mountain Ranch-800-405-7732 www.smgr.com

Wild Earth Llama Adventures-Explore New Mexico’s Pristine Wilderness... Without a Heavy Pack! Educational Single and multi and multi-day wilderness adventures in the Southern Rocky Mountains, near Taos and Santa Fe. 800-758-LAMA (5262). www.LlamaAdventures.com

Horse Rides, Jeep Tours, Fishing, Wildlife Viewing Adventures-505-758-7332.

El Paseo Llama ExpeditionsLLama trekking day hikes and llama packing treks for wilderness adventurers, hikers, backpackers & families with small children. 800.455.2627

Llano Bonito-Stables. 25 miles south of Taos on N.M. 518. 505-587-2636.

Native Sons Adventures-Rafting. 1033 Paseo del Pueblo Sur. 505-758-9342 or 800-753-7559. www.newmex.com/nsa

Orilla Verde Recreation Area-Southern end of Rio Grande Wild/Scenic River area. Campsites, fishing. 12-13 miles southwest of Taos via N.M. 68. 505-758-8851.

Paradise Balloons-Hot-air balloon rides. 505-751-6098.

Pueblo Balloon Co.-505-751-1312. www.puebloballoon.com

Rio Grande Gorge-Breathtaking (and scary) views of the Rio Grande Gorge from a bridge that crosses 650 feet above the river. Observation platforms, picnic area. 11 miles northwest of Taos on U.S. 64.

Rio Grande Rapid Transit-Rafting. 800-222-7238.

Rio Grande Stables-505-776-5913. www.lajitasstables.com/taos.htm

Shadow Mountain Guest Ranch-Stables. 6.5 miles east on U.S. 64, turn left at marker 261, drive 2.5 miles on forest road. 505-758-7732. www.smgr.com

Streit Flyfishing-505-751-1312. www.streitflyfishing.com

Taos Country Club-Golf. 505-75-7300.

Tres Piedras State Wildlife Area-3,30 acres of high prairie for big game. Between Tres Piedras and Taos. Wildlife viewing. 25 miles northwest of Taos on U.S. 64.

Wild Earth Llama Adventures-Llamas in the New Mexico mountains. 505-586-0174 or 800-758-5262. www.llamaadventures.com


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