An excellent opportunity to explore the historic downtown area of Taos is offered by Taos Historic Walking Tours (tel. 575/758-4020). Tours cost $12 and take 1 1/2 to 2 hours, leaving from the Kit Carson Cemetery at 10am Monday to Saturday (June-Aug). Closed Sundays and holidays. Call to make an appointment during the off season.

If you'd really like a taste of Taos history and drama, call Enchantment Dreams Walking Tours (tel. 575/776-2562). Roberta Courtney Meyers, a theater artist, dramatist, and composer, will tour you through Taos's history while performing a number of characters, such as Georgia O'Keeffe and Kit Carson. Walking tours cost $25 per person.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.