8 days in Taos Itinerary

8 days in Taos Itinerary

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8 days in Taos Itinerary

Start: Des Moines
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
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Taos
— 6 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Des Moines

6
nights
Taos

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Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Get some historical perspective at Santo Nino Chapel and San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church. Mabel Dodge Luhan Historic House and Blumenschein Home & Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Taos side-trips: Red River (Middlefork Lake, Goose Lake Trail, & more), Manby Hot Springs (in Arroyo Hondo) and Stations of the Cross Shrine (in San Luis). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Philmont Scout Ranch, take a stroll through Taos Pueblo, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get a taste of the local shopping with Tesuque Glass Works.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Taos tour planner .

Des Moines to Taos is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Des Moines to Taos is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Des Moines in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 46°F in Taos. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taos

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Red River, Manby Hot Springs, Wheeler Peak Wilderness, Tesuque Glassworks, Stations of the Cross Shrine
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Twirl
Philmont Scout Ranch ©
Philmont Scout Ranch
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Santo Nino Chapel

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