Rafting

Hotel la Fonda de Taos is perfectly located on the Plaza in the historic center of Taos. You can walk to all the major sites and traffic (as opposed to the highway strip where most of the other hotels are located). Our room was a decent size and very comfortably furnished with a fully equipped bathroom and excellent shower. The hotel is quiet, with very nice common areas and a friendly staff. Parking is available and right behind the hotel. We would definitely recommend it.

MEREDITH

Thrill Seeking Taos Activities

Over millions years, the mighty Rio Grand carved its way through the cover basalt flows of the Taos Volcano Plateau to form the Rio Grande Gorge. At over 600 feet deep at some points, the gorge is both impressive to look at and a perfect location for Taos rafting! While the most spectacular views can be found atop the gorge and the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, the best way to experience this grandeur is to venture through the gorge on a Taos river rafting trip.

Three different companies in the area offer these Taos rafting trips: Cottam’s Rio Grande RaftingBig River Raft Trips and Far Flung Adventures. Two of the most popular routes are Racecourse, featuring Class I to III rapids among the cliffs of Pilar Canyon, and Lower Gorge, a more relaxed float among beautiful New Mexico scenery. Special options like the “Steaks & Raft Trip” and stand-up paddleboarding are also among these companies’ Taos activities!

This handsomely updated and elegant historic property (there’s been a hotel on this location since 1820) is ideal if you wish to be in the heart of the action—it’s directly on the plaza. The warm decor, easy proximity to nightlife and dining, and no-children-under-eight policy make this a great choice for a romantic getaway. The rooms are rustic yet elegant and are furnished in neutral colors with luxury linens and hand-tiled bathrooms. A luxury penthouse on the top floor can be joined with other suites into a super-posh four-bedroom retreat.

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(575) 758-2211

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