Some 6,000 years ago, nomadic hunter-gatherers passed through the Taos area, leaving behind arrowheads, potsherds, and pictographs. In the early 20th Century, Doc Martin, Taos' beloved country doctor said, "God's in charge of everything that happens in Taos!" As you visit the community, you'll see that Taos is a place where history is honored and continues to be made every day. Some dates relating to human habitation and activities in Taos and its environs are included in the article listed below.
"It Seems Like Only Yesterday... And in Some Ways it Was "
In the 1920's there were more great artists in Taos than anywhere else in the world... to a great extent that still holds true today." We certainly have no argument with the preceding statement. The interesting thing about those words is they were spoken by actor Raymond Burr, of "Perry Mason" and "Ironside" fame at the Taos County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet on April 26, 1962. To learn more about the various Museums of Taos, please click on the link below. Taos and its environs have been the set for dozens of Hollywood films, documentaries, and television commercials since the 1940s. From Lucille Ball movies to the award-winning 1992 PBS show, Surviving Columbus, and up to the present day, this area has been a magnet for movie cameras and crews. And the wide variety of films has reflected the diverse range of terrain, people, and cultures found here.
The Enchanted Circle: the Heart of Northern New Mexico
The Enchanted Circle
contains many surprises. Not the least of these, for those unfamiliar with Northern New Mexico
, is the diversity of the landscape. This 86-mile trip through the southern Rocky Mountains will dispel any thoughts of New Mexico being strictly a desert state. To begin your enchanted journey in Taos, take Highway 285/68 from Santa Fe or Highway 68 south from Colorado
. Starting in Taos gives you the benefits of many diverse lodging establishments, restaurants, museums, galleries, and shops. When you are ready, you can embark to explore the Enchanted Circle at your leisure.
Gabriela and I REALLY
loved Taos as we were thru here, now, almost 6 years ago. In fact, we were very close to re-locating to Angelfire, in the Enchanted Circle. They have a Tennis Club that we felt we could possibly “set up shop” in …the skiing
, mountain biking
and trail riding
all great! The real estate was reasonable.
The ONLY problem was that Gabriela didn’t want to be in a Ponderosa Pine forest. She wanted broad, unobstructed views. We still love going to Taos, though, and do often for The Rio Grande Gorge, the Village of Taos, the Taos Pueblo, Pilar, Angelfire, Eagle Nest, Red River and of course ..Taos Ski Valley! We always stop in Arroyo Seco on the way to the Ski Valley.
The Gorge at about 600 ft deep by the Bridge (above). Taos Pueblo-Nearly 1,000 years of continuous habitation! (below)
<The Taos Plaza
Tennis in Angelfire
We Love Red River!