Mother Nature has not been sending Northern New Mexico rain therefore, our beloved Carson National Forest is closed due to high fire risks. It’s a bummer to be sure, but there are still many other extraordinary experiences to be had and lasting memories to be made.
- Whitewater rafting: The beauty of rafting and kayaking in New Mexico is that no matter the season — whether the water level is high or low — there is a trip for everyone. Rafting requires no experience and participants can choose whether to paddle or not, and it doesn’t take a tremendous amount of effort to get down the river. Each raft holds two to six people, not including the guide. Check out local outfitters here.
- Ziplines: Crazy fun, high-altitude ziplines are ready to whisk you through towering pines and aspens at Angel Fire Resort and Red River. Find out more about flying through the treetops here.
- Tours: Just about anywhere you walk in the heart of Taos you’ll find yourself immersed in the history of this place and of the Southwest. A majority of the most important historic sites in Taos are easily reached on a short walking tour of the town. If having a tour guide is more up your alley, check out our “Trippin’ through Taos County” article.
- Taos Pueblo: No visitor should miss this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, life goes on much the same as it has for approximately 1,000 years. Please note that the Pueblo periodically closes to the public for tribal rituals. Call (575) 758-1028 before you plan to visit. Read more about the Taos Pueblo before planning your visit.
- Hot air ballooning: Yes, a ride in a hot air balloon is as cool as it looks. The Taos area has three experienced balloon outfitters offering the thrill of a lifetime.