Harwood Museum of Art Antique Spanish Colonial Art Display

Visiting Taos

El Monte Sagrado Living Resort and Spa is a true discovery; a spot of enchantment in an area already known for its life-altering beauty. While visiting our Taos hotel, you will benefit from the expertise of experienced hospitality professionals as they guide you through the many opportunities to connect to Taos and Northern New Mexico. We can help you customize your engagement with all Taos attractions: area maps, local guides with our partner Heritage Inspirations, and more; it is It our pleasure to help you find and enjoy things to do in beautiful, engaging Taos, NM.
Heritage Inspirations Photograph by Amanda Powell

Heritage Inspirations Tours

Heritage Inspirations offers half and full-day excursions, multi-day adventures and custom-crafted itineraries. With more than twenty tours across Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Taos, whether you’re looking for an active outdoor expedition, a specially curated walking tour or a roving glamping adventure, they’re bound to have a unique and dynamic option that aligns with your travel plans.

Heritage Inspirations Taos Tours
Taos Powwow Cultural Ceremonies

THINGS TO DO IN TAOS

Every season brings new festivals, celebrations, concerts, lectures and museum exhibitions to Taos. From Pueblo ceremonies to film festivals, visitors will find a variety of things to do in Taos.

Discover the events that will be taking place during your stay:
Taos Pueblo UNESCO World Heritage Site

TAOS PUEBLO

Experience over 1,000 years of tradition with a visit to the Taos Pueblo: one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the United States. Our partner Heritage Inspirations offers custom private tours of Taos Pueblo. Learn more.
Historic and picturesque Downtown Taos

HISTORIC TAOS PLAZA & SHOPPING

Only a short distance from El Monte Sagrado is the heart of Taos — our famed Plaza. El Monte Sagrado offers complimentary shuttle service to the Plaza where you can experience a wide array of shopping.
Rafting in Taos Rio Grande River

New Mexico Outdoor Adventures

Experience Northern New Mexico's beautiful outdoor adventures including fishing, hiking, rafting, hot air ballooning, horseback riding, Jeep tours, narrow gauge railroad riding, rock climbing, and skiing.
Mabel Dodge Luhan House A Legacy of Inspired Architecture

HISTORY & ART MUSEUMS

The Mabel Dodge Luhan House, the Harwood Museum of Art, the Kit Carson Home & Museum - these are just some of the fascinating destinations to explore fine and modern art, to dive into history and to understand Taos and the people who've shaped its artistic and cultural landscapes. Learn more about Taos museums.
San Francisco de Asis Iconic, All Adobe Church

SAN FRANCISCO DE ASIS CHURCH

San Francisco de Asis Church has become an icon of Northern New Mexico, in no small part to Georgia O'Keeffe's painting of the back of the church, much like Monet's studies of the door of Chartres Cathedral. Besides the two primitive altar pieces, referred to as Bultos. Learn more.

Legendary northern New Mexico destinations The scenic byway to Cordova, Truchas and Ojo Sarco

Cordova, Truchas and Ojo Sarco

These towns with feature galleries sellings woodcarvings, pottery, rugs, and other local arts and crafts. In Las Trampas, an 18th-century mission church is one of New Mexico's best-preserved examples of Spanish Colonial architecture. Pick up NM 518 at Peñasco and wind your way through the Carson National Forest to US 68 at Ranchos de Taos, where you'll see the famous San Francisco de Assisi Church, photographed and painted by many artists. From there drive back into Taos and the historic Taos Pueblo.