A Day In Taos, New Mexico

The second part of our three day road trip was to go to Taos, New Mexico and enjoy a night there! Leaving the Sand Dunes we decided to stop at the Zapata Falls. It was a beautiful waterfall after a short easy hike and we actually also hiked into the falls because the falls are tucked behind a corner and the only way to see it was to get in. Others said that it was actually really high water right when we were there and other times you are able to walk up without getting wet. We had to get about knee deep and let me tell you the water was COLD. One thing to keep in mind if you want to see the falls is that road is pretty bumpy to get up so be mindful of what vehicle you are driving.

We left and headed straight to Taos Mesa Brewing where I enjoyed a delicious Frito pie. Then we set up camp and relaxed for a few hours before heading to the main plaza. In the main plaza there are lots of shops to check out!

There is also an awesome wine bar called Parcht.

This is a must visit! Awesome ambiance, cheese list, and wine!

For dinner we headed to Orlando’s New Mexican Cafe and enjoyed New Mexican cuisine. The battle was on to figure out whos green chili is better; New Mexico or Colorado during this trip. I was most excited to try some posole. Posole is a Mexican stew made with hominy, chili and vegetables and was a side to all my smothered burritos. The restaurant had a cute patio that I would suggest you dine at.

The following morning we hit up the farmers market for breakfast before heading to Sante Fe.

I don’t want to read your post, what should I know?

  • Visit the Zapata falls! Be mindful the road to the start of hte hike is very bumpy and could be hard for some cars
  • In Taos go to Taos Mesa Brewing, Parcht, and Orlando’s New Mexican Cafe
  • Camp! Enjoy sleeping under the stars! Camp at Las Petacas Campground- four miles from town!


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