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Something To Fall For

The season to chase colors is upon us and at the El Pueblo Lodge, we simply can’t wait for fall. The transition periods between seasons are often the most beautiful times of year and the shift from summer to fall is one of our favorite times to recommend planning your next vacation. A well-planned autumn visit will give you the opportunity to witness the annual foliage and learn about the colorful, but haunted, history surround Taos, New Mexico.

A Worthy Day-Trip Into the Mountains

If you have spent a lot of time in the area before and are wondering what to do in the area, consider taking a day trip to the Jemez Mountains for a welcomed change of scenery. About an hour and a half southwest of the lodge, this drive in autumn projects an array of colors through your windshield as you descend out of the Northern New Mexico and into the red rocks of the Jemez Mountains. The contrast between blue skies, red cliffs, jagged mountains and blazing leaves make the trip to the many national and state monuments and parks of the area well worth the drive. The photo pictured on this post is proof enough that this is a must-see when visiting.

Watch Hot Air Balloons add even more Color to the Fall Landscape

Each year, the Taos Mountain Balloon Rally puts an exclamation point on October, as hundreds of hot air balloonists and enthusiasts descend on our sleepy mountain town to celebrate their sport and the beauty of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. More intimate than similar Southwestern balloon rallies, this festival hosts about 50 balloons each year and allows for great views and participation for all in attendance. You will be able to see some of the spectacle from El Pueblo Lodge, but we recommend making the short drive to the launch point to fully take part in this unique celebration.

A Haunting Good Time

Spend an evening strolling the streets of Taos Plaza, guided by Ghosts of Taos. Your guide will provide colorful descriptions of haunted happenings that have occurred throughout the history of Taos. You will be guided to areas such as The Old Taos County Courthouse, Teresina Lane, Bent Street, Ledoux Street, Doña Luz Street & parking lot, Kit Carson Road and many more locations which history has left a mark on. This is a family friendly activity and can be customized to the appropriate level of spooky-ness for your enjoyment.

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