Taos is at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at 7,000 feet above sea-level. The Town of Taos was established in 1615 - join us in 2015 for our 400 year anniversary. 2015 is also the 100 year anniversary of the founding of the Taos Society of Artists. Taos Pueblo is a UNESCO World Heritage site that has been continuously occupied for over 1000 years. Taos has summer and winter outdoor sports and activities for all! Visit in the summer to hike beautiful mountain trails, raft down the Rio Grande to the Taos Box for an exciting river trip. Have lunch with the llamas as you trek in Taos Ski Valley, take a zip line ride and listen to free music in outdoor venues all summer long! Winter in town is mild with a warm sun on even the coldest days. The Taos Ski Valley gets over 350 inches of snow each year to create world-class skiing and snow sports in one of the most beautiful mountain valleys in New Mexico.