Check out these links for upcoming events in the area and other
We’ve also included some helpful info for your next trip to
Taos. Contact Taos Cyclery for answers to any questions before you
Norte MTB Alliance -
Local IMBA Chapter. Group rides and other events.
of Taos & Team F.I.Taos - Source
for Taos race team and kid’s cycling
Northside at Taos Ski Valley - Info on expanding pay to use area
at Taos Ski Valley.
New Mexico Cycling - Info on New Mexico racing
scene, includes calendar and results page.
New Mexico Off-Road Series - Info on New Mexico off-road
New Mexico Cyclocross -
Info on New Mexico cyclocross scene.
The Carson National Forest offers many camping opportunities. The
free camping is off of the series of forest roads intersecting
highway 518, south of Taos. Just past Talpa is forest road 437 or
Rio Chiquito. This is
not recommended as it is closest to town and gets a lot of local
traffic. Forest road 438, or Pot Creek, is a better choice as it
is closed to through traffic. Forest road 439, or Little Rio Grande,
is the furthest from town and the most rugged road, so it gets
the least traffic. All of these forest roads follow a stream. This
is good if you have animals or a filter for water consumption.
As you go up the roads, you will see many previous camping spots
along the stream. No guarantees on security if you leave your camp
site. There have been instances of theft at all forest roads.
are forest service campsites along highway 64 between Taos and
Angel Fire. These are pay to use and offer pit toilets
and drinking water. The campgrounds
are close to the highway, so privacy and noise are an issue. These fill
up quickly during holidays. The best forest service camp spots
are on highway
150 towards the Taos Ski Valley. These are nice spots, also along a stream
and near the less traveled highway.
The Taos RV Park
and campground (575-758-4469) offers showers and a small store
for a fee. The Abominable Snowmansion
Hostel (575-776-8298) in Arroyo
offers camping, log cabins, and teepees.
Taos has many fine restaurants to choose from
and these are just some of our favorites.
Brew Pub - Fresh brewed beers and the most underrated food in all
A beer and a green chile stew smothered burrito
on the beer garden after a long ride can’t be beat.
Orlando’s - North of town in El Prado is the best sampling of New Mexico
style food. Festive atmosphere and great patio.
Grill - Mexican style fish and chicken tacos, burritos, and numerous
shrimp dishes. Try a Hochata and guacamole, salsa,
Dragonfly Cafe - Yummy local joint with a rotating
menu featuring fresh ingredients and another fun outdoor seating
The Bean - Local coffee house that serves a good
breakfast and some of the best red chile in town.