Exterior of the Mabel Dodge Luhan House / Inn in Taos. New Mexico.

Taos Plaza Walking Tour

Here you’ll find the major sights around Taos Plaza listed in the order of a potential walking tour. Stroll quickly to get oriented, or take your time and visit the museums along the way. Either way, you’ll pass a few other historical spots as well.

The tree-lined Winsor Trail (no. 254) mountain biking path.

The Santa Fe Biking Scene

Mountain bikers have fantastic outlets very close to Santa Fe, while those who prefer the open road will love the challenges in the winding highways through the mountains north of the city. Take to the trails with these directions and route highlights, or hit the best road route in the area.

New Mexico's Pedernal Peak, seen from Ghost Ranch.

Visiting Ghost Ranch in New Mexico

Despite the name, Ghost Ranch has very little to do with hauntings. Instead on the retreat’s grounds you’ll find ample opportunity to explore, from museums of anthropology and paleontology to a handful of hikes that lead to beautiful panoramic views.

San Francisco de Asis Church in Taos.

Itineraries for Weekend Getaways in New Mexico

Three great itineraries for three very different weekend getaways in New Mexico. Just an hour from the Albuquerque airport, Santa Fe lends itself perfectly to a romantic weekend. Isolated, countercultural Taos is worth the extra 90-minute drive if you’re really looking to get off the map and off the grid, while Albuquerque offers a fun and funky city break, along with great outdoor activities.

Petroglyph National Monument in New Mexico.

Albuquerque’s Petroglyph National Monument

Albuquerque’s west side is bordered by Petroglyph National Monument, 7,500 acres of black boulders that crawl with some 20,000 carved lizards, birds, and assorted other beasts. Learn about the area’s history and how to make of the most of your visit to the monument with drives, hikes, and views.

The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge.

Road Trip Loop from Santa Fe to Taos

If you want to road trip from Santa Fe to Taos, there are three routes to take. Drive the tried & true high-low loop, speed along the West Rim if you’re on a time limit, or do a custom combinations of all three to see the sights you don’t want to miss. Expert author Zora O’Neill is here with pre-planned routes and advice on creating the best route for you.

New Mexico's Pedernal Peak, seen from Ghost Ranch.

A Taste of Art History in Taos and Santa Fe

Santa Fe and Taos have long histories of fostering creative output, much of it inspired by the surrounding landscape. Art lovers need not spend all their time in museums (though there are some great ones). It can be just as rewarding to visit studios, talk with artists, and see how objects are made.

Hiker explores a slot canyon at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico.

Trip Itinerary: Hiking in New Mexico

Not only is New Mexico’s mountain scenery stunning, but the population is sparse, so it’s very easy to get out of town and have the natural splendor all to yourself. This route, which takes nine days, caters to outdoor adventurers who want to spend as much time as possible outside of the cities.