Taos Day Tours

Explore Taos. Enjoy our popular Half & Full Day Excursions through the Winter.

 

  • The Taos Day Tour Experience


    “Suddenly passing the Taos Mountain I felt that I was part of the Earth, so that I felt the sun on my surface and the rain I felt the stars and the growth of the Moon, under me, rivers ran….And I thought if I stretched out my hands they would be Earth and green would grow from me.”

    ~ Millicent Rogers


  • Half Day Tours

    Active Tour

    Includes Entry into Earthship Community


    9AM Meet in the lobby at El Monte Sagrado

    Shuttle to Vista Verde Trailhead in the Rio Grande Del Norte Monument

    Hike Vista Verde trail to a scenic overlook of the Rio Grande (6400′ elevation, 2.5 mile, relatively flat round-trip scenic hike)

    Journey along the scenic Rim Road to the Earthship World Headquarters

    Visit World Headquarters of the Earthship Biotecture and learn of their development to build a fully sustainable prototype home that has a zero carbon footprint on the planet. These unique homes just may inspire your next style of living or building project.

    Photo option at the Rio Grande Bridge at 567ft, 7th tallest bridge in US

    Return to El Monte Sagrado Resort & Spa.

    ***Additional Hiking Option to Bull of the Woods Trail in Taos Ski Valley hikes to a beautiful alpine meadow. (9400′ elevation to 10,900′ 4 miles moderate terrain)


    Cultural Tour

    Includes Entry into Taos Pueblo & Museums


    9AM Meet in the lobby at El Monte Sagrado.

    Visit Taos Pueblo, World Heritage UNESCO site whose iconic multi-storied adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for over 1000 years. Enjoy an immersive experience visiting with the Director of Tourism of the Pueblo for an intimate tour.

    Follow the back road to the historic La Hacienda de los Martinez. The Hacienda is one of the few northern New Mexico style, late Spanish Colonial period “Great Houses” remaining in the American Southwest. Built in 1804, this fortress-like building with massive adobe walls became an important trade center for the northern boundary of the Spanish Empire.

    Return to El Monte Sagrado Resort & Spa.


    Taos Artisan Walking Tour

    Stay Tuned for this to Launch October 2017


    9:30AM Meet in the lobby at El Monte Sagrado

  • Full Day Tours

    Snowshoe Tour

    Thursday through Sunday

    10AM – 2:30PM | 2 per person min $129 pp | $99 with 4 or more

    Includes Hot Beverage, Gourmet Pack Lunch, Snacks, Snowshoe & Pole Rentals & Transportation

    Depending on your experience some tours can run a little longer

    10AM Meet in the lobby at El Monte Sagrado

    Shuttle to Taos Canyon or with your guide

    Snow Shoeing Location:

    • Amole Canyon ~ 2 hours 8,150′ Elevation

    Gourmet Lunch & Hot Beverage provided by your guide

    Snowshoe & Hot Yoga Session Tour

    Thursday through Sunday

    10AM – 4PM | $165 per person

    Includes Hot Beverage, Gourmet Pack Lunch, Snacks, Snowshoe & Pole Rentals & Transportation

    Depending on your experience some tours can run a little longer

    10AM Meet at Hot Yoga Taos Studio in Arroyo Seco

    Snow Shoeing Location:

    • Amole Canyon ~ 2 hours 8,150′ Elevation

    Gourmet Lunch & Hot Beverage provided by your guide

    Return to Hot Yoga Taos Studio for Yoga Session

    Suggestions for What to Bring & How to Dress

    Snow Boot or Waterproof Comfortable Boot

    Wear Thermal Layered Clothing

    Warm Gloves & Warm Hat

    Sunglasses & Snow Goggles

    2 Water Bottles & Thermal Mug

    Yoga Mat

     


    Hiking in Rio Grande Del Norte Monument & Taos Pueblo Tour

    Includes Entry into the Earthships & Taos Pueblo


    9AM Meet in the lobby at El Monte Sagrado

    Journey on the scenic route into the Rio Grande Del Norte Monument. At the center of the monument our mighty Rio Grande cuts into the thick lava flows of the Rio Grande Rift Valley that make up the Taos Plateau. Our trailhead starts at 6400 feet offering breathtaking scenery along the 2.5 mile La Vista Verde Trail catching views of the Taos Box, an 18-mile stretch of 900 foot cliffs and huge rapids that empty at the historic Taos Junction Bridge.

    Visit Taos Gorge Bridge and walk along a short section of the Rim Trail to learn of this dramatic geological story from your guide while soaking in views of the Rio Grande Rift and River below.

    Following the Taos Gorge we make our way to Taos Pueblo, a World Heritage UNESCO site whose iconic multi-storied adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for over 1000 years. Discover where Taos got its name from the Tiwa language meaning “Red Willow” and listen to the stories about the historical and modern context of these peoples. Enjoy an immersive experience visiting with the Director of Tourism of the Pueblo for an intimate tour of this bucolic village.


    Ghost Ranch Hike & Abiquiu Artist Studio Home Tour

    Includes a Gourmet Lunch


    9AM Shuttle from El Monte Sagrado to Georgia O’Keeffe Country through the scenic back roads

     “I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.”

    ~ Georgia O’Keeffe  

    Enjoy a scenic drive of the backroads from Taos to Ghost Ranch. Along the edge of the Colorado Plateau we hike in the colorful ribbons of sandstone offering magnificent views of the Chama River Valley. On our 3-mile moderate hike to Chimney Rock you will learn about the dynamic geology that sculpted this textured land and the story of Georgia O’Keeffe who imprinted upon this landscape with her iconic paintings.

    Journey into the little artist town of Abiquiu to the home of Debra Fritts to experience an intimate setting and learn of her lifestyle and unique clay creations, sculptures and inspiration from life in the high desert.
    Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch provided by your guide in Debra’s home.

    Journey back to Taos through the El Rito valley rich with juniper, pinon and cedar.

    Full loop tour brings you back along West Rim alongside the Rio Grande Rift and back to El Monte Sagrado.


    Stand-Up Paddle Board  & Hike AdventureTour

    Includes Rental of Stand-Up Paddle Board & Wetsuit Rental


    9AM Meet in the lobby at El Monte Sagrado

    Different Hiking Options available depending on water levels for SUPing locations:

    John Dunn Bridge at the Rio Grande

    Taos Junction Bridge at the Rio Grande

    Gourmet Lunch provided by your guide

  • Pricing


    Half Day

    9AM – 1PM | 1:30PM – 5:30PM   $125 per person

    Depending on your experience some tours can run a little longer.

    These tours offer you a scenic loop on the back roads and outskirts of Taos.


    Full Day

    9AM – 3:30PM   $165 per person

    All Tours include a Gourmet Lunch provided by your host Angelisa

    Depending on your experience some tours can run a little longer.

    These tours offer you a scenic loop on the back roads and outskirts of Taos.


    Customized Tours Available (Pricing varies)

    Contact Angelisa to customize your tour »

     

  • Customize Your Tour

    Interested in customizing your experience? No problem, we are happy to help you organize a personalized tour.
    Contact Angelisa to learn more »

  • Accommodations

    • El Monte Sagrado Luxury Resort

    El Monte Sagrado Luxury Resort

    El Monte Sagrado means “The Holy Mountain.” The word “Sagrado” also means “sanctuary.” Indeed, a stay at El Monte Sagrado Living Resort and Spa offers a luxurious and lush retreat from a hectic world.

    El Monte Sagrado hotel is a shining star in the Heritage Hotels & Resorts, Inc. constellation of hotels and resorts. Heritage Hotels & Resorts embodies the best that New Mexico has to offer: a timeless, rich blend of cultures.

    Learn more at www.elmontesagrado.com »

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