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Destination guides > North America > USA > Southwest USA > New Mexico > Taos


This small town of 5000 people in northern New Mexico has long been a popular artists’ colony and town’s adobe architecture and bohemian atmosphere continues to attract tourists. Taos is famous for the UNESCO-classified Taos Pueblo site but many visitors also come here for outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing and white water rafting.

Practical information

Taos County Chamber of Commerce

1139 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos
Tel (505) 758 3873 or 1 800 732 8267

Local transport

The Chile Line is Taos’ local bus service. A one-way fare costs 50c.

Hostel accommodation

The Abominable Snowmansion

476 State Highway 150 (Taos Ski Valley Road), Arroyo Seco, NM 87571
Tel (505) 776 8298
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Sightseeing, museums & tourist attractions

Taos Art Museum

Taos is noted as one of North America’s leading art colonies and the Taos Art Museum displays a collection of work from the Taos Society of Artists. The museum is housed in the former home of the noted Russian painter Nicolai Fechin.

227 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos
Tel (505) 758 2690
Admission $8
Open Tue-Sun 10am-5pm

Taos Pueblo

This 1000-year-old site is the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the United States. It is comprised of five-storey adobe homes and is home to 4500 Native Americans who have maintained their traditional lifestyle here for the past 1000 years.

Tel (505) 758 1028
Admission $10; camera fee $5
Open Mon-Sat 8am-4.30pm, Sun 8.30am-4.30pm; closed to visitors for around 10 weeks in late winter/early spring

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