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Check out these links for upcoming events in the area and other goings on.
We’ve also included some helpful info for your next trip to Taos. Contact Taos Cyclery for answers to any questions before you arrive.

Del Norte MTB Alliance - Local IMBA Chapter. Group rides and other events.
Field Institute of Taos & Team F.I.Taos - Source for Taos race team and kid’s cycling camps.
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 racing series.
New Mexico Cyclocross - Info on New Mexico cyclocross scene.

The Carson National Forest offers many camping opportunities. The best 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.

There 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 Seco offers camping, log cabins, and teepees.

Our Favorite Eateries
Taos has many fine restaurants to choose from and these are just some of our favorites.

Eske’s Brew Pub - Fresh brewed beers and the most underrated food in all of Taos. 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.
Guadalajara Grill - Mexican style fish and chicken tacos, burritos, and numerous shrimp dishes. Try a Hochata and guacamole, salsa, and chips.
Dragonfly Cafe - Yummy local joint with a rotating menu featuring fresh ingredients and another fun outdoor seating area.
The Bean - Local coffee house that serves a good breakfast and some of the best red chile in town.



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