Good Morning from Taos

29 09 2012
Taos Valley RV Park

Taos Valley RV Park

After departing Lathrup State Park, we enjoyed a beautiful trip over La Veta pass and into northern New Mexico. The fall colors are at their peak at the higher elevations with brilliant yellows and gold of the aspen mixed with the burnt orange of the scrub oak and pinon pine. We’re staying at the Taos Valley RV Park for the next 3 nights. The park is the nearest to downtown Taos, affording a long walk or a comfortable bike ride into the main plaza area. Situated on the southern edge of Taos, the park offers about 90 sites accommodating everything from the largest trailers and coaches to smaller tent sites with unique A-frame picnic table covers. All of the RV sites offer water and electric and about half offer full hookups (water, electric and sewer) Most of the sites are fairly level gravel back-in or pull-through, but some of the full hookup sites have concrete pads. We’re on sites #54 & #55. As with many of the sites, these are “door to door” sites – we’re headed south, our neighbors are headed north. When you are traveling with friends this makes a pleasant shared enclosed area. However, as noted on some other blogs, this can be a bit too close for comfort with strangers. (or, you won’t be strangers for long!)

Historic Taos Plaza

Historic Taos Plaza

We’re headed to “downtown” Taos today. The historic plaza and main tourist area is about 3 miles away by bike-friendly back streets. Most of the trip is along Gusdorf Road which is parallel to the main highway Paseo del Pueblo. After finding a bike rack to lock our bikes to, we explore the shops around the main plaza area and those along Bent Street. Our final stop of the day is at the Adobe Bar at the Taos Inn. Here we enjoy some fresh margaritas, beers and snacks before pedaling back to the RV park. It’s been a fun day exploring the backstreets and alleys of old Taos. Tomorrow we’re headed to the Rio Grande Gorge for more biking.

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