Hike your way to physical and mental health

Both newcomers and those who grew up in the area value the incredible natural beauty that surrounds Taos. There are recreational opportunities near the Río...

Hiking Williams Lake

I am always torn whenever someone recommends the Williams Lake Trail: I like to get "off the beaten path" and this trail is one...

Spring hiking in Taos: Cascabel Trail

The sounds of the river below seem to rise up and join the wind as it blows across the mesa on the east rim...

Who maintains 613 miles of trails in the Carson National Forest?

In June, Taoseño Tom Mavilia assisted Craig Saum and Ian Barbosa, both Carson National Forest rangers, with a group of volunteers who came to Taos...

Middle Fork #24 + Sugar Nymphs = perfect day

It was the day after my birthday (in June) and I had a plan: I wanted to introduce my niece Helena and sister Mary...

Fruits of the forest… mushrooming in Red River

  The daily afternoon rain threatens in the distance as my sister Mary Miller and I scramble to find one more chanterelle (Cantharellus cibarius) at...

Hiking Columbine Canyon

The great thing about Columbine is, this is a hike in which one can turn around at any time — the hike is that pleasurable from beginning to end.

Hiking: Dogs on the trails

Watching your dog run happily through the woods can be one of life's great pleasures. However, your freedom and that of your dog has to...

Rio Grande Trail: Putting a 500-mile path on the ground

At the beginning of the month, two members of the Southern New Mexico Trail Alliance headed south from the Colorado-New Mexico state line. They were...

Fall hiking at Chaco Canyon

Chaco Canyon is the site of a spectacular grouping of ancient stone ruins in northwestern New Mexico. The canyon is bordered by rocky sandstone...