8 ways to soak up the Southwest in fall
Get away to favorite hot springs, historic hideaways, and awe-inspiring national parks
Fall’s golds and reds are at their height in this tiny, eclectic village 9 miles north of Taos.
Right at the foot of towering Taos Mountain, Arroyo Seco is perfect for an outdoor adventure on horseback through streams, rocky cliffs, and changing leaves.
In town, country meets bohemian with tons of eco-friendly finds. America’s favorite boho sweetheart, Julia Roberts, even lives on a secluded ranch nearby.
With daytime temperatures in the 60s and 70s, autumn is a good time to explore.
The cottonwoods blaze brilliant yellow against the surrounding red rock. No wonder renowned artists like Maynard Dixon found inspiration here.
At a time when so many towns have become soulless clones of one another, Taos, with its creative heart, natural beauty, and ancient roots, delivers an inimitable experience, especially in autumn.
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Descend into the canyon on foot or by mule, experience the nightlife, or see an overlooked overlook during your ultimate Grand Canyon adventure.
And in autumn, the golden canopies of the area's towering sycamore and cottonwood trees are reason enough for the drive.
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