Summer Activities

Hiking, Mountain Biking & Climbing

Summer Vacation Fun

Beat the heat at 9,300 feet with a summer vacation in Taos Ski Valley – it’s a breath of fresh air…literally. With its diverse range of great outdoor fun, a visit here can provide you a new lease on life. The valley and village are alive with music performances, educational programs and outdoor activities including hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and fishing. Have lunch on the deck of The Bavarian, ride the scenic lift up the mountain, relax at our beautiful Resort Plaza, or head off for white water adventure!


Mountains, Lakes & Valleys

A man and woman hike in summer in front of a rocky mountain face in Taos Ski Valley

Mountain Biking

Downhill Trails

A woman rides a mountain bike down a trail through a grove of aspens in summer


See the Mountains From a New Perspective

Boy rock climbing in Taos Ski Valley in the summer sun


Hit the White Water or Take a Float

Exuberant woman in river raft

Other Summer Activities

Scenic Lift, Train Tours, Disc Golf & more!

Summer and winter gear rental - A group of hikers take a break in front of a scree field

Get the Scoop from The Highline Blog

Need a little inspiration to your trip planning ideas rolling? Check out these stories on our Highline Blog to give you the local’s insight into summer plans in Taos.

A Bird for All Seasons

A Bird for All Seasons

Arriving by air, you may be surprised to know that New Mexico isn’t a dry barren desert!  All across our state and especially here in the north in Taos and Taos Ski Valley, we are a confluence of activity for wildlife. Birds especially love it here thanks to the…

Heritage Inspirations Tours

Heritage Inspirations Tours

“All we cared about as kids were grandma’s tortillas and red chile,” shares Angelisa Murray, owner/operator of Heritage Inspirations (est. 2014), of her formative summers with family in Colorado, making the drive from Arizona through Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Española, all the way up 285 past San…

New Mexico vs. Colorado

New Mexico vs. Colorado

Look, we love our neighbors to the north. In comparing our states, both at the southern end of the Rocky Mountains, you’re right if you think of beautiful mountain views, but a bit of a similar climate is about all that we share. Taoseños believe that we have the perfect…