Why Taos....The town of Taos is in northern NM, 110 miles NE of Albuquerque. Taos' elevation is about 7,000 feet and has a population of 5,000. Surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains which includes Wheeler Peak, the highest peak in NM at 13,100 feet this high desert area shows the Southwest in all its beauty. The air is thin, the humidity is low and the sun is bright. Home also to the Taos Pueblo, a multi-storied adobe building that has been inhabitated for more than 1,000 years. We have world class museums and galleries, the historic Taos Plaza, the historic San Francisco de Asis Church in Ranchos de Taos and the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, 8 miles northwest of Taos. The latter spans 650 feet above the river.