Taos, NM

Small New Mexico Town Named Among Most Beautiful in America

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New Mexico is a state that's brimming with natural beauty. From unique rock formations to lakes and waterfalls so gorgeous they don't even look real.

It appears that New Mexico's small towns are finally getting some national attention too. According to a recent Conde Nast Traveler article, Taos is considered one of the most beautiful towns in America. Keep reading to learn more.

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The scenic small town of Taos can be found in northern New Mexico’s high desert, surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

Taos is most well known for its long and fascinating history which can be seen through the adobe buildings that dot its landscape such as the Taos Pueblo, a multistory complex that has been inhabited by Native Americans for several centuries. It is one of the oldest continually occupied places in the U.S.

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A visit to Taos today would reveal its heavy focus on culture. From painters to sculptors and writers, Taos has been a mecca for creatives since the 19th century. The small town offers plenty of galleries and museums showcasing regional artwork that include the Harwood Museum of Art and the Taos Art Museum.

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And we cannot forget about the town’s natural beauty either. Filled with red rock canyons, a sweeping desert, and snow-capped mountains off into the distance–a visit to Taos is sure to captivate and inspire.

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To learn more about Taos and all the wonderful things to see and do here, be sure to check out its official site for tourism here.

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