Summer Activities

Hiking, Mountain Biking & Climbing

Outdoor Summer Fun for Every Interest

Beat the heat at 9,300 feet with summer activities in Taos Ski Valley – it’s a breath of fresh air…literally. With its diverse range of great outdoor fun, a vacation 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

Lift Served & 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

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.

Top Trails for Fall Color

Top Trails for Fall Color

Golden Yellow, Fiery Reds and Brilliant Blue Skies When nighttime lows dip into the 40s to 30s and the smell of piñon-smoke lingers over early mornings, the deciduous aspen stands begin to change color in the high elevations of Taos Ski Valley. First, a hint of yellow, then a fiery…

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…

In the Plaza You’re World’s Away

In the Plaza You’re World’s Away

When the snow is long gone and warm days stretch gloriously until sundown, Taos Ski Valley transforms into a summer adventure paradise. Take a couple days off at 9,321 feet. You’ll find the heart of the Valley in our Village at the base area of the mountain. After the lovely…

Trail Running

Trail Running

What is the intersection of long distance running and high-speed hiking? Trail running. Straddling the running and mountain recreation sectors, trail running has never been more popular. The Outdoor Foundation reports that trail running now draws more participants than hiking, with an 8 percent growth spurt in a mere three years. Luckily…