Taos, New Mexico

The Town of Taos in Taos County


Taos is a small town with a population of 5,763 in 2016. It sits at an elevation of 6952 feet feet above sea level, with a land area of 5.37 square miles and a low population density of 950 people per square mile. The nearest large city with a population of 50,000+ is Santa Fe, NM, located 56.9 miles SW. The next closest large city is Albuquerque, NM 113.7 miles SW with a population of 559,277 in 2016. The nearby surrounding cities are Ranchos de Taos, NM (2.8 miles SW), Taos Pueblo, NM (4.1 miles NE), Arroyo Hondo, NM (12.9 miles N), Vadito, NM (15.4 miles SW), Picuris Pueblo, NM (16.2 miles) , Taos Ski Valley, NM (16.7 miles) , Rio Lucio, NM (17.1 miles SW), Picuris, NM (17.2 miles SW) Angel Fire, NM (32.6 miles W).

Taos is a town in Taos County in the north-central region of New Mexico, established in 1934. Taos is a major cultural attraction of the Southwest with artists such as Mabel dodge Luhan, R.C. Gorman, Leon Gaspard, Georgia O’Keefe, Andrew Dasburg, John Sloan and Nicholai Fechin. Historial attractions include Kit Carson, Governor Charles Bent, the Taos Ski Valley and the Rio Grande Gorge. Taos is also known for a number of outdoor activities including hiking, skiing, whitewater rafting, ballooning, and biking.