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In northern New Mexico in a high mesa valley next to the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range. From the south: State Road 68. From the east and west: US Hwy 64. From the north: State Road 522.

Population

  • Town, 1995 census: 6,213
  • County, 1990 census: 23,118
  • County, 1994: 24,988
  • County, 1995: 25,581
  • County, 1997: 26,556
  • Source: Sunwest Bank

Other towns in Taos County

  • Questa (1,700)
  • Red River (400
  • Costilla (250
  • Amalia (100)
  • Pilar (100)
  • Penasco (1,257)
  • Taos Pueblo (2,119

Source: Taos County Planning Dept.

Density

  • 9.8 persons per square mile (United States = 64 per square mile)

Climate

  • Semi-arid continental climate.
  • Sunshine 70% of possible hours annually.
  • Daytime during warmest month averages in 80's.
  • Low winter temperatures average near 10 degrees.
  • Average annual snowfall...
  • Taos Ski Valley: 321 inches
  • Town of Taos: 35 inches

Average Temperatures in Taos:

  • Jan 40°/ 10°
  • Feb 45°/ 15°
  • Mar 53°/ 22°
  • Apr 64°/ 29°
  • May 73°/ 37°
  • June 83°/ 44°
  • July 87°/ 50°
  • Aug 85°/ 50°
  • Sept 79°/ 42°
  • Oct 67°/ 32°
  • Nov 52°/ 18°
  • Dec 43°/ 12°

Elevation

  • Town: 6,950 feet
  • Taos Ski Valley: 9,207 feet
  • Wheeler Peak: 13,161 feet

Approximate Driving Distances (miles) and Times

Albuquerque, NM 132 miles2 hours 29 minutes
Amarillo, TX 316 miles5 hours 48 minutes
Angel Fire, NM 24 miles0 hours 46 minutes
Colorado Springs, CO 218 miles3 hours 47 minutes
Dallas, TX 679 miles12 hours 1 minutes
Denver, CO 287 miles4 hours 58 minutes
Houston, TX 912 miles15 hours 53 minutes
New Orleans, LA 1,184 miles20 hours 16 minutes
Oklahoma City, OK 572 miles10 hours 1 minutes
Phoenix, AZ 548 miles9 hours 30 minutes
Red River, NM 36 miles0 hours 45 minutes
Taos Ski Valley, NM 19 miles0 hours 30 minutes