Outdoor is Everything This Summer

Don't Hide, Get Outside!

As the aspen leaves emerged and turned bright emerald, Taos Ski Valley businesses were busy implementing Covid-19 safety measures throughout the Village in preparation for reopening. Our lodging, restaurant, and retail members are opening for summer guests traveling safely in northern New Mexico while following the Governor's directives for social distancing, safe capacities, and cleaning.

** Pending further notice, a face covering is required when in public except when drinking, eating, exercising or under medical instruction.**
Please help keep each other safe by following this directive.


Our Village businesses have promised to keep New Mexico safe, stringently implementing COVID-Safe Practices at their establishments to help ensure the health and safety of their customers, area residents, and employees. Please be mindful of the guidelines for travel to and within the state of New Mexico, including responsible outdoor recreation.

Wheeler Peak from Taos Ski Valley

The mountainsides are bursting with the sounds and sights of our beautiful cool summers. Colorful migrating birds fly among the tall pines, elk graze in the grassy meadows by day and bed down among the trees at night. The few clouds have been gorgeous, pillowy works of art drifting through the sky. It is a perfect time to enjoy the glorious outdoors!

Most visitors take some time to visit the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge to gaze at the river 600 feet below, but the adventurous know that the best way to experience the Rio Grande Gorge is in the water, rafting! Let a knowledgeable local guide take you on a half, single, or multi-day excursion down the Rio Grande or Rio Chama.

Family white water rafting on the Rio Grande

Until July 1st, trail enthusiasts heading up to Wheeler Peak or Bull of the Woods will be happy to know that Black Diamond Espresso is open Monday through Friday to caffeinate your climb. After July 1st, they will be open seven days a week to make sure your weekends are supercharged.

BootDoctors is offering outdoor clothing and gear by appointment until mid-July when they will open seven days a week. Just give them a call to schedule time to peruse their giant selection of outdoor clothing and gear with assistance from knowledgeable, friendly locals.

Andean Software, home of covetable clothing, jewelry, and folk art, opened their location in the Town of Taos in May as restrictions eased. They are looking forward to welcoming you to their store in Taos Ski Valley on July 1st.

#1 on TripAdvisor for day trips and tours, Heritage Inspirations has launched innovative Click & Buy Road Trip Itineraries! Choose a half-day, full-day, or multi-day excursion and enjoy the expertise of a Heritage Inspirations tour from the physically safe distance of your own car.

For a perfect place to ground yourself after some summer rock climbing, head to Sabroso in Arroyo Seco. The lively restaurant is conveniently located between Taos Ski Valley and the town limits of Taos. There’s a new menu, tempting wine list, outstanding fresh-squeezed margaritas, and live music ready for your enjoyment! Open Wednesday through Monday with seating inside and outdoors, or just get curbside takeout.

You can find a handy list of all summer openings on our website. If you are looking for specific opening hours, please check with each business. We would love to help you plan your trip to Taos Ski Valley! Just contact the Chamber and we'll answer your questions and connect you directly to area lodging, dining, and attractions to make your visit extraordinary.