Arroyo Seco

Located near the foot of El Salto Mountain, the tiny village of Arroyo Seco is 7 miles north of Taos along NM 150, the main road to Taos Ski Valley.

Nathan Burton/Taos News Electra, Christian RistowÕs most recent sculpture glows in the setting sun on Sunday in Arroyo Seco.

You can feel the sense of community and creativity in the shops, boutiques, galleries and eateries that line the main street of this picturesque town.

Hungry visitors can eat at Sol Food Market and Café, Abe’s Cantina y Cocina, ACEQ, Sabroso Restaurant & Bar, The Wake & Take Café and Taos Cow. 

Nathan Burton/Taos News Customers gather at Aly’s Taos Eats for dinner and dessert fixings on Sunday (Jan. 30) in Arroyo Seco.

Shoppers will find unique offerings at Arroyo Seco Mercantile, Claire Works, Fine Art New Mexico, Logan Wannamaker Pottery, Rottenstone Pottery, Santos y Más and Taos Wools.

Members of Radio Free Bassanda, Balkan music players from left to right Ben Wright, Mark Dudrow and Roger Landes before the evening’s concert inside Chipper Thompson’s studio Sunday (Dec. 27).

Skiers, boarders and other winter travelers can stay at The Snow Mansion, a European-style adventure lodge in the heart of town.

Be sure to check out La Santísima Trinidad Church, built prior to 1834. The historic church was given a place on the official State Register of Cultural Properties in 2009.