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Area Activities

The following is a list of recommended area activities. Please contact the outfitter directly for booking and reservations.


Town of Taos

City of Santa Fe

Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico Tours
Llama Trekking
White Water Rafting 

Zipline Adventure in Angel Fire
Mountain Biking in Angel Fire
Mountain Bike Tours/Rentals
Rock Climbing
Guided Hikes & Hiking Adventures
Hot Air Ballooning
Helicopter Tours
Skiing
Fishing
Golf
Scenic Railroad
Cultural and Historic

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The Town of Taos

"A state of mind" is what D.H. Lawrence called the city of Taos, an historic art colony in Northern New Mexico. Taos is a world-class recreational center, home to over 100 art galleries, 6 museums, music and arts festivals, outdoor adventures, and the Taos Pueblo that has been inhabited for over 1000 years. Ojo is located just 45 minutes south of Taos.
http://www.taos.org
http://www.taoshistoricmuseums.org
http://taosartmuseum.org
http://www.harwoodmuseum.org
http://www.tcataos.org/




The City of Santa Fe

Getaway to the city different. A city that embraces its natural environment unlike any other in the United States whose beautiful, brown adobe architecture blends with the high desert landscape. Visit museums including the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, the Wheelright Museum of the American Indian, and SITE Santa Fe, a contemporary art museum, then check out the Galleries on Canyon road or the eccentric shops in Plaza. Ojo is one hour north of Santa Fe.
http://santafe.org



Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico Tours

The Santa Fe Traveler
(505) 474-4155
http://www.thesantafetraveler.com/


Northern New Mexico, including Santa Fe, Taos and Abiquiu are exciting places to explore. The area is rich in history, culture and natural wonders. The Santa Fe Traveler can plan the perfect trip for you, your family or your small group. We also offer private tours designed with your interests in mind. From historical walks around Santa Fe to a trip to an ancestral pueblo site to a tour up the High Road to Taos, you will get a better feel for and understanding of the area with an experienced guide.



LLAMA TREKKING

Enjoy hiking the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Rio Grande Gorge while gentle llamas carry your gear. Day hikes and camping trips available. Approximately 45 minutes north of Ojo in Taos.

Wild Earth Llama Adventures
(800) 758-5262
http://www.llamaadventures.com/



WHITE WATER RAFTING

Nearby rafting on the Rio Grande River is world class! From Taos Box expert white-water rafting to the more gentle and beautiful stretch near Velarde, there is something for everyone.

Los Rios River Runners
(800) 544 1181
http://losriosriverrunners.com/

Santa Fe Rafting Co & Outfitters
(800) 467 RAFT
http://www.santaferafting.com

Known World Exceptional River Adventures
(800) 983 7756
http://www.knownworldguides.com

Far Flung Adventures
(800) 359 2627
http://www.farflung.com

Kokopelli Rafting Adventures
(505) 983 3734
http://www.kokopelliraft.com


Cottam's Rio Grande River Trips
(800) 322 8267
http://www.cottamsoutdoor.com/


Zipline Adventure in Angel Fire
A spectacular three hour Rocky Mountain Zipline Adventure Tour starting at the 10,600’ elevation summit of the Angel Fire ski mountain. The first and only zipline tour in New Mexico!

Angel Fire is approximately 1.5 hours NE of Ojo.
http://www.angelfireresort.com/summer/mountain/zipline
(800) 633-7463


Mountain Biking in Angel Fire
Angel Fire Bike Park is a premier mountain bike destination in the southern Rocky Mountains. The Bike Park offers chairlift-accessed terrain for downhill, cross-country and all-mountain styles of mountain bike riding, including beginner, intermediate and advanced/ expert trails. The Bike Park is an ideal location to learn the sport as it will offer riding clinics, bike rentals and repairs, guided tours, skills parks, freestyle features, special events and bike-friendly, slopeside lodging. Angel Fire is approximately 1.5 hours NE of Ojo.
http://angelfirebikepark.com/
(800) 633-7463



Mountain bike tours/Rental

Adventure Bike NM
Dual-sport Motorcycle and Mountain Bike Rentals
http://www.adventurebikenm.com/
(505) 699-6240


Mountain Bike Tours/Rentals in Taos
Gearing Up Bicycle Shop is housed in a beautiful 100-year old building, conveniently located in the heart of the historic district of downtown Taos, which is part of the famous Enchanted Circle Loop. They offer a fleet of Trek 6000 disc front suspension mountain bikes, Specialized Sequoia Elite road bikes in sizes XS to XL, and hybrid bikes (in all sizes). We even offer a tandem bike for rent. They also rent car racks and offer reduced multiple day rental rates. Taos is just 45 minutes north of Ojo.
http://gearingupbikes.com/
(575) 751-0365


Mountain Bike Tours/Rentals in Santa Fe

Mellow Velo is located in the heart of Santa Fe, New Mexico’s Historic Downtown. They offer a number of premium and economy rentals from a diverse demo fleet, and provide expert route advice and maps for adventures both on and off road. Ojo is one hour north of Santa Fe.

http://www.mellowvelo.com

(505) 995-8356



Rock CLIMBING

Mountain Skills Rock Climbing Adventures
http://www.climbingschoolusa.com



Guided Hikes & Hiking Adventures

Outspire Private Hiking Guides
http://www.outspire.com
Private guided tours are planned to suit yourinterests, yourfitness level, and your scheduling needs.

EarthWise Learning
http://www.earthwiselearning.org
Shadow Mountain offers a totally unique and breathtaking view of the Ojo Caliente valley. Take a guided hike with an EarthWise Learning guide to the top of this otherwise inaccessible mesa via the Shadow Mountain Trail; the trailhead is only ten minutes from Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs! EarthWise Learning is an area non-profit organization that develops and conducts nature based programming for people of all ages.


Mountain Travel Sobek
http://www.mtsobek.com/


New Mexico Outdoor Adventures
http://www.newmexicooutdoor.com


Santa Fe Walkabouts

(505) 216 9161
http://www.santafewalkabouts.com
Santa Fe Walkabouts is an outdoor adventure company offering customized guided outings forindividuals, families and small groups. Come on a nature walk, scale a mountain, enjoy mountain bikingin the high desert, or go on a 4WD Adventure.


Southern Rockies Eco Adventures
1(877) 992 6128
Southern Rockies Eco Adventures creates authentic multi-day explorations that incorporate slowpaced cultural sightseeing trips, to take full advantage of the region's unique history and culture, andexperiences in the diverse and marvelous natural settings to allow a full immersion into nature.



HOT AIR BALLOONING

Enjoy spectacular views from a hot air balloon piloted by an FAA certified pilot. Many flights will also fly over and into the Rio Grande Gorge north of Taos.

Pueblo Balloon Company
(575) 751-9877
http://www.puebloballoon.com/


HELICOPTER TOURS

Enchantment Helicopters

Based in Albuquerque, locally owned Enchantment Helicopters offers introductory helicopter discovery flights to romantic engagement flights. Pick up and drop off flights available to approved locations, including Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs. See the Land of Enchantment from a helicopter with your loved one.
http://www.enchantmenthelicopters.com/
(505) 831-4354


SKIING

Ski New Mexico
http://www.skinewmexico.com/

Ski Santa Fe
High above the most sophisticated and historic city in the country, Ski Santa Fe calls to those who want a great mountain experience and something more than a typical resort. Ski and slide in fresh powder all day, then take in world-class art, dining, and culture at night.
http://www.skisantafe.com/
(505) 982 4429
Snow conditions: (505) 983 9155

Ski Taos
A purist's dream -Taos Ski Valley has the meanest moguls, steepest chutes, and deepest powder around. With no snowboards and a top - ranked ski school, it's the best place on the planet to progress from terminal intermediate to low altitude flyer.
http://skitaos.org/
(800) 347 7414
Snow conditions: (575) 776 2916

Angel Fire Resort
There are so many ways to get around the mountain at Angel Fire Resort-- boarding, skiing, skating, tubing, and biking, for starters--you'll want to try them all. Boarders and skiers alike love the four terrain parks and the state's only half-pipe.
http://www.angelfireresort.com
(800) 633 7463

Sipapu Ski
From lodging to terrain, everything seems designed both to please a family- With 32 runs, a vertical drop of 1055 feet, average snowfall of 130", and a snowmaking system that covers 70 percent of Sipapu's 200 acres, visitors can be assured of good conditions.
http://www.sipapunm.com/
(800) 587 2240

Pajarito
Pajarito Mountain is located on the eastern edge of the Jemez Mountains in north central New Mexico, just west of Los Alamos. It comprises around 850 acres of land, privately owned by Los Alamos Ski Club, that was developed as a ski area in the late 1950's.
http://www.skipajarito.com/
(505) 662 5725



FISHING

Land of Enchantment Guides


Land of Enchantment Guides is a fly fishing guide service, offering guided fishing trips in the areas surrounding Ojo Caliente and throughout Northern New Mexico. Their experienced fly fishing guides can take you to fish on all types of waters - from large rivers to high mountain spring creeks and lakes; they have them all. The landscape is breathtaking and extremely diverse, with everything from deserts, canyons and mountains with alpine forests of pines and aspen to mesas of cactus and juniper. There is excellent fishing all year round with lots of trout to be caught.
LOE Guides will do their best to ensure that you have fun along with the chance to develop and improve your trout fishing skills. Many years of personal fly fishing and guiding experience enable them to accommodate anyone, from those who have never been fly fishing before, to accomplished anglers. They know our local waterswell and do their utmost to match the best location with every individual's desires and needs.
All the fishing gear you will need (rods and reels, flies, waders, etc.) is provided on all LOE Guides' fishing trips. They offer transportation to and from most of the fishing spots they go to (they can pick-up and drop you off at the spa). Full-day trips include great lunches, drinks and snacks; half-day trips include drinks and snacks.
Land of Enchantment Guides is permitted by the Santa Fe National Forest, the Carson National Forest, the New Mexico State Parks, the Federal Bureau of Land Management and the Valles Caldera National Preserve. All their guides are certified in CPR/AED and basic first aid and, they are fully insured. Please check out their website and feel free to give them a call if you need any more information or would like to book a trip.
www.loeflyfishing.com

(505) 629-5688 or (505) 927-5356


Lake Abiquiu
Covering 2,000 acres of former Ghost Ranch land, the lake has recreation facilities for picnicing, walking, swimming, boating and camping, all surrounded by red sandstone cliffs and mesas.
http://www.digitalabiquiu.com/
(505) 686 4371

Rio Grande
The Rio Grande journeys 1,900 miles to the Gulf of Mexico. It passes through 800 foot chasms of the Rio Grande Gorge, a wild and remote area of northern New Mexico. The canyon provides a wide variety of recreational opportunities, luring fishermen, hikers, artists, and whitewater boating enthusiasts.
http://www.nps.gov
(505) 758 8851
Recorded River Information: (505) 758 8148

Jemez Mountain River
A 74 mile route, the Jemez River is great for fly fishing and trout. The most interesting section is around Jemez Springs - with numerous hot springs and a forceful waterfall, Soda Dam, where the river drops 15 feet through a curious formation made of deposited minerals from nearby thermal springs.
http://www.nps.gov
http://www.flyfishingconnection.com
(505) 672-3861 x 517

Chama River
There are only four main access points to the Chama but each one gives fisherman the opportunity to catch a trophy Brown Trout. The Rio Chama is quite a river, measuring about 15 to 20ft wide at most places.
http://www.nps.gov
(505) 758 8851
Recorded River Information: (505) 758 8148

Stream-flows:USGS Real-time data for New Mexico stream-flows.
Current New Mexico Stream-flows

New Mexico Game & Fish:This site covers everything involving fishing, hunting, birding and outdoor recreation here in New Mexico.
www.wildlife.state.nm.us

Westfly:This is a great site covering all things involving Western fly fishing. Very helpful to fly fishermen and fly tiers of all levels.
www.westfly.com

Streit Fly Fishing
Hire a guide trained by Taylor Streit, a "Legendary Guide" in the Freshwater Fishing Hall Fame with 30 years experience guiding fly fishers in Northern New Mexico. He is the author of three acclaimed fly fishing books. Experienced guides provide instruction for beginners and advice for more experienced anglers. Guided fishing available on many fine streams, as well as the Rio Grande, Red River, and Conejos River.
http://www.streitflyfishing.com/
(575) 751-1312



GOLF

Black Mesa Golf Club
Dramatic vistas of the sprawling valley climbing to distant mountains serve as an inspiring backdrop at Black Mesa Golf Club. Fairways, framed by arroyos, hug the natural ridgelines and valleys of sandstone foothills like lava leading to undulating greens in box canyons and beneath rocky ridges. Every hole shaped by the surrounding landscape like an artist forming a delicate piece of pottery. 40 minutes drive from Ojo Caliente.
http://site.blackmesagolfclub.com/


SCENIC RAILROAD

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Hidden away in a little-known corner of the southern Rocky Mountains is a precious historic artifact of the American West. Built in 1880 and little changed since, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is the most spectacular example of steam era mountain railroading in North America.
1-888-CUMBRES
http://www.cumbrestoltec.com/

Rio Grande Scenic Railroad
Alamosa, Colorado
http://www.riograndescenicrailroad.com/



CULTURAL & HISTORIC

Taos Pueblo
Taos Pueblo is the only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark. The multi-storied adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for over 1000 years.
http://www.taospueblo.com/
(505) 758 1028

San Juan Pueblo
One of the largest Tewa-speaking pueblos with a population of 6,748, today, the pueblo is the headquarters of the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council and home to the Oke-Oweenge Crafts Cooperative, which exhibits the art of the eight northern pueblos.
http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/amsw/sw41.htm
(505) 852 4400

Santa Clara Pueblo
The pueblo's major attraction is Santa Clara Canyon, a deep, tree-lined retreat with several mountain-ringed fishing lakes, developed campsites and picnicking, all by permit.
http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/amsw/sw41.htm
(505) 753 7326

Tesuque Pueblo
The name Tesuque is a Spanish variation of the Tewa name, Te Tesugeh Oweengeh, meaning the "village of the narrow place of the cottonwood trees." The pueblo is one of the state's smallest pueblos with a population of about 806, but its members are proud of their rich heritage.
(505) 983 2667 / 988 3620

Nambé Pueblo
Nambé Pueblo is a popular stop for visitors seeking beauty and recreation in the stunning foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Nambé Falls Recreation Area, located above the pueblo, offers swimming, lake fishing, a stunning double-drop waterfall and camping for a modest fee.
(505) 455 2304

Puye Cliffs
For more than three centuries - from the late 1100s to 1580 - Puye Cliffs was home to 1500 Pueblo Indians who lived, farmed and hunted game there. Puye Cliffs consists of two levels of cliff dwellings cut into the cliff face, as well as dwellings on the mesa top. Tours are available of this fascinating historic center.

http://www.puyecliffs.com/index.html

(505) 901-0681.

Georgia O'Keeffe's Home at Ghost Ranch
The home and studio of the artist Georgia O'Keeffe is one of the most important artistic sites in the southwestern United States. The buildings, their immediate surroundings, and the views they command of the magnificent landscape that inspired many of O'Keeffe's best-known paintings.
http://www.ghostranch.org

Ghost Ranch & Museum
Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu is also home to the Florence Hawley Ellis Museum of Anthropology and the Ruth Hall Museum of Paleontology. The museums are located just west of Lower Pavilion.
http://www.ghostranch.org
Ghost Ranch Abiquiu
(877) 804 4678 / (505) 685 4333
Ghost Ranch Santa Fe
(800) 821 5145 / (505) 982 8539

Bandelier National Monument
Visit the Cliff Dwellings and Pueblo Ruins of the Anasazi Indians. More ruins, many of them unexcavated, are scattered along adjacent canyons within the Monument boundary.
http://www.nps.gov/band/

Chaco Canyon National Monument
Chaco Canyon was a major center of ancestral Puebloan culture between AD 850 and 1250. It was a hub of ceremony, trade, and administration for the prehistoric Four Corners area - unlike anything before or since.
http://www.nps.gov/chcu
(505) 786 7014

Shidoni
This bronze art foundry, sculpture garden and gallery, is situated along the Rio Tesuque on an eight acre apple orchard. Visitors have the opportunity to watch 2000 degree molten bronze being poured into ceramic shell molds, stroll around the sculpture garden and visit the gallery which represents 100 different sculptors from all over the country.
http://www.shidoni.com
(505) 988 8001

El Santuario de Chimayo
Famous for the healing powers of the "Tierra Bendita" (Sacred Earth)A place to pray and meditate and to experience peace of mind as well as of body.
http://www.archdiocesesantafe.org/AboutASF/Chimayo.html
(505) 351 4889

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