Of the many things that are synonymous with the fall season, Taos, New Mexico may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, this northern New Mexico town is the perfect place for your next great fall road trip!
Surrounded by towering mountains, lush forest and mystical desert, Taos during the fall is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. A drive around the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway, a two-and-a-half-hour loop through northern New Mexico’s most picturesque towns, is enough incite jaw-dropping views of red, orange and gold fall foliage. Camping underneath a canopy of multicolored leaves in Carson National Forest (home to Wheeler Peak, New Mexico’s highest point at 13,161 ft.) is also a favorite for fall visitors. However, those looking for something new this season can stay at Hotel Luna Mystica, a brand-new campground equipped with eight unique vintage trailers that feature luxurious interiors, HGTV-worthy bathrooms and kitchens, and outdoor decks and patios. This starry, open campground, in typical Taos fashion, gives visitors the opportunity to connect with the culture-rich land in style.
And if your taste of the outdoors wasn’t filling enough, new restaurants are always popping up in Taos. Common Fire, a camp fire inspired experience centered around a central hearth, has created a buzz around the iconic Taos Plaza with its unexpected, yet delicious, menu featuring shrimp toast and Korean-style tacos, while Quechua Peruvian Restaurant is dishing out a taste of South America in Northern New Mexico!