Courtesy of Los Rios River Runners

Class III and IV rapids in the Rio Grande Gorge.

Travel + Leisure

This 16-mile stretch of roaring river that gushes through the Rio Grande Gorge is legendary for its rapids. Power through Class IV white water in an 800-foot-deep basalt chasm and beneath the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge (the third highest in the country). Half-day trips in mellower waters are also available.

Solar Music Festival

The world descends on the mountain town of Taos for this annual music festival.

Los Rios River Runners

Blast down Class III rapids on the Rio Grande.

Adobe Bar at the Historic Taos Inn

The 1936 historic landmark mixes luxury and kitsch: it's marked with a neon sign touting dining, cocktails, and curios. Try the Cowboy Buddha Margarita.

Stakeout Grill & Bar

For outstanding steaks and Taos’s most amazing sunset views.

Historic Taos Inn

Filled with old-world furnishings (and, reportedly, ghosts), the inn is home to the famed Adobe Bar, a perfect perch for margaritas and people-watching.

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