We will be in Sante Fe for a few days in early October. Reading posts in this forum, it seems possible to visit Taos for a day but I can't quite get the timing. The drive up is about 2 1/2 hours without stops and can be up to 5 hours with stops apparently. The stops look very interesting, but it seems that would leave little time in Taos if you have to drive back to Sante Fe that day, and preferably not in the dark. Would appreciate any guidance from those here who have done this!