Taos Nature and Recreation

Taos Mountains!

Just 9 miles from the SnowMansion are trailheads for great mountian hikes like the 1.5 hour hike to Williams Lake which is well shaded, not steep and great for all ages!

Also 9 Miles from our door is the Trail head to Wheeler Peak - the highest peak in New Mexico!

Skiing, SnowBoarding and SnowMobile Touring are good mountain activities in the winter!

Hiking, horseback riding and LLama Trecking are good mountain activities in the Summer!


Taos Rivers!

We are about 9 miles from the Rio Grande River at the John Dunn Recreation area at where you can swim,  soak in the Hot Springs or walk along the river.

A little farther is Cebolla Mesa and Wild Rivers.

PS Llama Treking with Stewart at Wild Earth Adventures is the best way learn about the geology, nature, botony and history of this area.  Kids even enjoy learning and hiking when leading a Llama. 

Taos Hot Springs!

There are two remarkable hot-springs near us. The first is called Black Rock or Hondo Hot Springs in Arroyo Hondo and second is called Stage Coach or Mamby Hot Springs.  The front desk has maps available. 

Ojo Caliente is a fabulous and affordable spa/hot springs in the painted desert near Espanola where you can spend your day luxuriating.  It takes 1 hour each way to get from us to Ojo Caliente Hot Springs.

North Side Spa & South Side Spa and Tennis club are both wonderful places to soak tired muscles.

Taos Deserts!

A little farther away you can find the most beatiful desert landscapes!  Take a day trip to Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu and see the white cliffs.

photo courtesy of ghostranch.org



Photo Courtesy of TaosBalloning.com Great Place for Balloning!

Activities available for the 2013 season include:

  • Rock climbing/mountain skills and personal growth programs
  • River rafting
  • Bike Riding and Ski/Snowboard Rental
  • Horse Back Riding at the Ski Valley or Rio Grandeor on the Taos Pueblo Indian Country.
  • LLama Trekking.
  • Ballooning
  • Fly fishing
  • Skiing & Snowboarding