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What are the most fun and interesting things to do in Taos?

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What are the most fun and interesting things to do in Taos?

Please see above question. We are a couple in our late 50's and can do moderate hikes, like museums, culture, art, medium priced restaurants. Any information would be greatly appreciated. If time allows, would like to go to Santa Fe from Taos, should we take low or high road?

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Robert and Rose

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1. Re: What are the most fun and interesting things to do in Taos?

How long will you be there? If only a day or 2, then probably not enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Taos Pueblo, Rio Grande Gorge Bridge both well worth visiting. Also plenty of museums, shops, and restaurants.

Check http://taos.org/

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2. Re: What are the most fun and interesting things to do in Taos?

When will the trip be? Are you staying in Taos or just doing a day trip?

During October, driving the Enchanted Circle will be lovely. onroute.com/drives/drives_enchantedcir.html

Restaurants -

Orlando's. Fabulous New Mexican. Reasonable prices.

Dragonfly. Wonderful breakfast & lunch.

Graham's Grille.

Love Apple - CASH only

Aceq

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3. Re: What are the most fun and interesting things to do in Taos?

Dang Debits great mind think alike, lol!

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4. Re: What are the most fun and interesting things to do in Taos?

yup! ;)

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5. Re: What are the most fun and interesting things to do in Taos?

Start with potential itineraries offered at Taos.org, but if you're here for more than 2 nights, the moderate hikes include the West Rim Trail, the lower part of Italianos Trail and the Vista Verde Trail. October weather is going to be variable with a slight chance of snow just above town.

October is the busiest month for Art Festivals in and around Taos with after another all month long. Major special events every weekend from the 3rd week of September through the last weekend of October mean that there are more things to see and do than can be accomplished, so we'll need to know dates and length of stay to narrow down recommendations.

Graham's Grill remains the best close in casual dining moderately priced choice. But Mosaic in the La Fonda offers half plates at dinner this has some great value choices.

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6. Re: What are the most fun and interesting things to do in Taos?

Also, please keep in mind that hiking at altitude is quite different than at sea/lower elevations. Be aware of them and respect them... Water..sunscreen, hats, highly recommended.

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7. Re: What are the most fun and interesting things to do in Taos?

Of course, it all depends on when you are coming, but Santa Barbara canyon trail is a pretty hike this time of year & would give you a taste of the High Rd.

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8. Re: What are the most fun and interesting things to do in Taos?

denalicat -- you gave me so many great ideas for amazing hikes when we were in Alaska in 2010 and 2011 that I would love to hear more of your suggestions for the Taos and Santa Fe area as we are traveling there in April and plan to do lots of hiking. Thanks to everyone who has already answered the OP -- I am saving all of it!

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