Hiking/Horseback Riding/Snowshoeing

There are 8 principal hiking trails in the Taos Ski Valley.  Some are appropriate for horseback riding (contact A.A. Taos Ski Valley Wilderness Adventures for more information) and for snowshoeing during the winter. The trails are listed according to their proximity to the Taos Ski Valley resort.  In other words, Yerba is the first trail you encounter when you enter the valley, Manzanita is the second, etc., while The Wheeler Peak/Bull-of-the-Woods Trail starts at the resort parking lot.   By the way, many descriptions mention "Twining".  Twining was a small abandoned copper mining town that was abandoned before a fire burned down the mill in 1932. The resort is built on the site of old town.  For a complete list of trails in the 1.5 million acres of the Carson National Forest, click here.

NOTE: Italicized text is trail information from the U.S. Forest Service description of that particular trail.