Taos Facts

If you are considering relocation to Taos, below you will find important information to help you start researching your move to Taos New Mexico. We welcome your questions about real estate, homes for sale, Taos land, ranches, or commercial property as well as providing you information about schools, healthcare, employment and things to do and see in Taos. Taos Premier Properties stands ready to help you get to know Taos New Mexico.

Towns in Taos County

Incorporated
Taos, Red River, Questa, Taos Ski Valley
Unincorporated
Amalia, Costilla, Ojo Caliente, Pilar, Peñasco, Ranchos de Taos, Talpa, Tres Piedras, Valdez
Angel Fire is located in Colfax County, 23 miles east of Taos

Environment

Temperatures
daytime during warmest month averages in 80s; low winter temperatures average near 10 degrees
Precipitation
semi-arid continental climate; annual precipitation in Town of Taos, 12 inches; sunshine 70% of possible hours annually
Average annual snowfall
Taos Ski Valley: 312 inches; Town of Taos: 35 inches; Angel Fire: 140 inches
Elevation: Town
6,950 feet; Taos Ski Valley: 9,207 feet; Wheeler Peak: 13,161 feet; Angel Fire: 8,382 feet
Acreage
1,444,480 acres in county; 50% federally controlled, 6.7% state-owned, 4.3% Native American land, 38.2% privately owned

Temperatures & Precipitation

Month High(F) Low(F) Inches
January 40 10 0.83
February 45 15 0.72
March 53 22 0.79
April 64 29 0.92
May 73 37 1.21
June 83 44 0.75
July 87 50 1.58
August 85 50 1.77
September 79 42 1.11
October 67 32 1.13
November 52 18 0.71
December 43 12 0.57
Total Annual Average 64 30 1.00

Source: National Climatic Data Center

Recreation

Public
Rafting, ice skating, baseball/softball, rodeo, skiing, tennis, swimming, hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, camping, horseback riding, boating, golf, rock climbing, windsurfing and more.
Private
Skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, spas/clubs, tennis, ballooning, horseback riding, llama treks, golfing, biking and more.
Kit Carson Park and Historic Cemetery
Located 1 1/2 blocks north of Taos Plaza, is a 25-acre park with walking and running track, baseball fields, tennis and basketball courts and playground.
Fred Baca Park
Located on Camino del Medio, one mile west of Taos Plaza. A 17-acre park with playground, basketball and tennis facilities and a five-acre Wetlands project. Call 758-8234 for information.

Theater and Nightlife

  • One 10-plex theater with current-run films.
  • Two independent film series run throughout the year.
  • Several nightclubs offering country-western, jazz, rock-n-roll, Spanish music and dancing.
  • More than 80 restaurants with American, Italian, New Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, French, barbecue, vegetarian and seafood.
  • Shopping:
    • Three grocery stores and one natural food store
    • Two department stores
    • More than 80 art galleries and 60 retail shops
  • Meetings/banquets:
    • Taos Civic Plaza and Convention Center has 20,195 square-feet of meeting space and complete food and beverage services for 10-500 people.
    • Sagebrush Inn and Convention Center has 18,000 square-feet of meeting space, 62 two room guest suites, 100 rooms nearby and complete food services.
    • Taos Visitor Center has meeting room to accommodate 45 people.
    • Larger lodging facilities have meeting spaces.

Business Support

Taos Business Alliance for Economic Development
assists businesses interested in relocating in the Taos area, supports education and training of businesses and the workforce and promotes business expansion through traditional marketing and e-commerce programs. 758-2103
Taos County Chamber of Commerce
provides leadership in promoting economic development and business. The chamber runs the Taos Visitor Bureau to promote tourism, collect and distribute tourism related data and fulfill visitor requests. 650 Members. Runs Taos Visitor Center, in 1999 helping 153,807 visitors and answering 21,303 telephone inquiries.
Taos County Economic Development Corporation
helps local residents benefit from diversified economic opportunities through a small business incubator, business assistance and a 25,000 square-foot business park, including Taos Food Center, working toward sustainable development of traditional land-based cultures. 758-8731

Reprinted with the permission of the Taos News