Unforgettable New Mexico Adventures with Heritage Inspirations

Heritage Inspirations provides all-inclusive guided tours focusing on the people and their voices and stories, the history, the cultural sites, the traditions, the magnificent landscapes and natural wonders of Northern New Mexico. Journey into the heart of local culture and truly connect to this special land and her inhabitants. Heritage Inspirations offers half-day, full-day and multi-day Taos tours with all meals, activities, lodging, transportation, and comforts thoughtfully anticipated and provided. Guests who stay with us before, during, or after a Heritage Inspirations experience can enjoy a 25% discount on their room here at El Monte Sagrado. Tours begin and end at our resort.

Call us at 1-888-344-TOUR (1-888-344-8687) and use code HERITAGEINS to receive this exclusive discount!

Rio Grande del Norte Photo by Amanda Powell

Heritage Inspirations

Angelisa Murray
Owner & Guide
Phone: 1-888-344-TOUR (1-888-344-8687)
Email: info@heritageinspirations.com
Taos Artisan Half-Day Walking Tour Photo by Amanda Powell
Immersive Taos Artisan Half-Day Walking Tour | Every Thursday & Friday

Do happy hour with Taos artisans on this walking tour. Experience Taos’ funky artistic spirit while investigating the city center’s rich artistic history. Weaving through winding alleyways and backstreets, explore the local art scene and engage with local craftspeople as they create their inspired creations. Then depending on the day, finish with happy hour fun either at Chokola Bean to Bar for organic, small-batch, exquisitely crafted chocolate. Learn more.
Taos Active Half-Day Tour Photo by Amanda Powell
Taos Active Half-Day Tour | Year-Round with Advanced Reservation

Get a quick taste of Taos’s great outdoor surroundings with this active half-day tour. Journey to Taos’ outskirts to walk the seventh tallest bridge in the U.S., the Taos Gorge Bridge, and then take a nearby Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument hike on the La Vista Verde Trail. This 2 ½ mile, 6.400-foot round trip expedition offers breathtaking scenery and spectacular panoramic views of the raging waters within the plungingly step walled gorge at your feet. Learn more.
Taos Cultural Half-Day Tour Photo by Amanda Powell
Taos Cultural Half-Day Tour | Year-Round with Advanced Reservation, except during Pueblo Closures

Want to quickly delve into Taos’ cultural depths? Visit the World Heritage UNESCO site of Taos Pueblo to see the oldest inhabited community in the U.S. and catch a glimpse of ancient Puebloan culture. Then, go to the Millicent Rogers Museum to peruse an incredible collection of Hispanic and Native American artifacts. Finally, complete your exploration of this center of Southwestern culture and living history by journeying to Taos Gorge Bridge. Learn more.
Horno Baking at Taos Pueblo Photo by Amanda Powell
Horno Baking at Taos Pueblo |Year-Round Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday, except during Pueblo Closures

Go deeper than most visitors by learning and interacting with the Taos Puebloans through this horno bread baking tour. Learn about these adobe arched outdoor ovens and the best ways to shape and bake Puebloan bread, directly from a Taos tribal member. After making bread, walk through and explore Taos Pueblo, a World Heritage UNESCO site known for their continuously inhabited 1000 year+ adobe buildings, and then have lunch at a local grandmother’s café. Learn more.
Ghost Ranch Hiking Tour Photo by Amanda Powell
Georgia O’Keeffe Country Ghost Ranch Hiking Tour | Year-Round with Advanced Reservation

Easily imagine old western movie backdrops with this journey from Taos to Ghost Ranch. Journey through red earth and multi-colored basalt covered in dusty green sagebrush on a 3-mile Chama River Valley hike to Chimney Rock. See why this sculpted textured land inspired Georgia O’Keeffe and learn about rare fossilized dinosaur discoveries. This tour highlights the stimulating vistas and prehistoric escapades of this glorious Northern New Mexico region. Learn more.
Rio Grande Del Norte Monument & Taos Pueblo Tour Photo by Amanda Powell
Rio Grande Del Norte Monument & Taos Pueblo Tour | Year-Round, except during Pueblo Closures

Explore Taos’ Puebloan culture and the land Puebloans have called home for 1000s of years with a visit to Taos Pueblo, Taos Gorge Bridge and the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument. This interpretive guided experience highlights prehistoric dwellings and the stunning geological background of the Rio Grande Rift Valley. After exploring the village’s historical and modern-day contexts, see how the river has carved out an 800-foot descent through the thick lava walls of basalt rock and hike along the rim of this breathtaking landscape. Learn more.
High Road and Wine Tasting Photo by Amanda Powell
Historic High Road Artisan + Wine Tasting Tour | Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday, May – November

The “High Road” goes through the Sangre de Cristo mountain range between Taos and Santa Fe. This tour traverses awe-inspiring scenery, provides a glimpse back in time to New Mexico’s Spanish colonial roots, and visits hidden away artists’ studios and historic landmarks. Go through Las Trampas to see the San Jose de Gracia church, wind through Ojo Sarco’s artist studios, experience Truchas village’s famed Dr. Rey Montez’ gallery, and finally taste Dixon’s Vivác Winery’s 100% New Mexican grown grape wine. Learn more.
Hiking and Water Adventure Photo by Amanda Powell
Hike & SUP/Kayak/Raft + Wine Tour | March – September during River Season

Journey along the scenic Rio Grande corridor into the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument on an active and immersive water and hike adventure. Starting with land, hike a 2 ½ mile, 6,400-foot round trip expedition that offers breathtaking scenery and spectacular panoramic views of the Rio Grande Gorge and famous Taos Box. Then by water, choose either a stand-up paddle board or kayak or raft for a mild to wild paddle experience of the Rio Grande River. Dry off over a riverside picnic lunch. Learn more.
Raft the Rio Grande Photo by Amanda Powell
Hike & Whitewater Raft the Rio Grande’s Racecourse| Spring thru Fall with Advanced Reservation

Adventure through the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument with this hiking and whitewater rafting tour. First, journey along the rim of the canyon and experience the 6,400-foot drop of the Rio Grande Gorge, offering breathtaking scenery and spectacular panoramic views. Then, be ready to go down to the bottom of the canyon and raft a class 2-3 rapid course of the Rio Grande. Both first timers and whitewater enthusiasts will be safely oriented and prepared for this river journey, although during high water levels, minimum ages are applied. Learn more.
Taos Fly-Fishing Photo by Amanda Powell
Fly-Fishing Taos Waters | Year-Round with Advanced Reservation

Fulfill a fly-fishing bug by casting a line across pristine watery expanses in isolated high mountain terrain. This tour is for people who wish to commune in New Mexico’s’ glory while trying to catch a variety of either warm or cold-water fish species. Fortunately, New Mexico weather allows for year-round fishing and has a large selection of both public and private river destinations. Thus, with a choice of watery locales, a wide variety of fish and a year-round climate, New Mexico has something for every type of angler to enjoy. Learn more.
Taos Backcountry Snowshoeing Photo by Amanda Powell
Taos Backcountry Snowshoeing Day Tour | Wednesday – Sunday during Snow Season

If you can walk, you can snowshoe. Float on snow in a snowshoe only designated section of Carson National Forest. Amole Canyon offers unsullied old growth ponderosa pine as well as excellent conditions for all levels of snowshoe experience. After a snowshoe strapping demonstration, pole fitting and short safety talk, enjoy two miles of quiet blanketed wilderness at over 8.000 feet. This tour can also be paired with an afternoon wine tasting. Learn more.
Taos Glamping Adventure Photo by Amanda Powell
“Journey Within” 3 Day | 2 Night Taos Glamping Adventure

This three-day, two-night glamping experience features the best of Taos hiking in the Rio Grande Valley, stand-up paddle boarding on Lake Abiquiu within Georgia O’Keeffe Country, farm-to-table dining and sleeping in a fusion of glamour and Taos camping. Journey With Us and read how we have cultivated this experience in our Travel Blog and our first Perseid Meteor Experience. Learn more.
Overnight Backpacking Trip Photo by Amanda Powell
Overnight Backpacking in the Enchanted Circle| Friday to Saturday, June through October

Experience a two day, one night backpacking trip perfect for beginners. This tour includes a fully equipped backpack - including tent, sleeping bag, pillow, backpacking meals, cooking supplies, and everything you need to make your first trip a success. Learn more.