Kachina Basin Activities

Lift-Served Mountain Biking & Via Ferrata

  • Scenic Chairlift Rides
  • Downhill Mountain Bike Park
  • Via Ferrata Climbing Experience
  • Kachina Sports
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Kid's Climbing Area & Lawn Games

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Summer Fun for Everyone

Taos Bike Park

From the top of Lift 4 all the way to the bottom of the Kachina Basin, the Green Chile flow trail is 3.5 miles of buttery banked turns, amazing scenery, and fun for the whole family. So, while Taos may have a reputation for steep, challenging wintertime terrain, Green Chile was built with one thing in mind: to provide a summertime experience that most people can enjoy. It doesn’t matter if you own a bike or if you are looking to rent a bike from Taos Sports’ fleet, this trail will appeal to just about anyone who is interested in mountain biking. Green Chile is the first of a series being built by Gravity Logic, out of Whistler, BC, with the help of the Taos Ski Valley Bike Park Crew.

Via Ferrata

The Iron Path

The Taos Ski Valley Via Ferrata, situated at 11,500 feet in the sub-alpine ecosystem of Kachina Peak, features beginner through advanced Via Ferrata route challenges, a 100-foot skybridge, and a double-cable catwalk. Novice climbers can experience the thrill of cabled mountain travel under the supervision of a guide, and progress to vertical terrain with spectacular views of the Rio Hondo and Wheeler Peak Wilderness.

Reservations & Hours

To reserve your spot, please call 888-364-0467. All guests must reserve a spot at least an hour in advance and complete a waiver prior to getting on the route. Guides will call guests the afternoon before a tour with more information (if booking window allows) and complete an on-mountain safety orientation prior to starting the tour. Tours include a voucher for a free food item at The Bavarian. Weekday tours start at 9AM and 1PM, while weekends offer tours at 9AM, 11AM, and 1PM through Labor Day. After Labor Day, we will open Fridays through Sundays through October 10th.

Scenic Chairlift Rides

Relax and enjoy the beautiful Taos Ski Valley scenery on Lift 4, located near The Bavarian Restaurant. Find more information about the Scenic Summer Chairlift.

Kachina Sports

Purchase your scenic chairlift tickets or mountain bike rental. Need to grab some gloves or a rain jacket before hitting the trail? They have that too. Located next the Lift 4.

Outdoor Games

On the lawn in front of the Bavarian Restaurant you’ll find fun yard games and a sand volleyball court.