Getting Here

Area Airport Information

Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) - The Sunport is the most common gateway for visitors to Taos as it provides the most flight options for travelers. Airlines serving the Sunport include America West, American, Continental, Delta, Frontier, Great Lakes, Mesa Air, Northwest Reno Air, Southwest, TWA, United, and US Air. The Sunport has full compliment of rental car agencies located in a convenient Sunport Car Rental Center. Average drive time between the Albuquerque airport and Taos Ski Valley is roughly 2.5 to 3 hours.

Santa Fe Municipal Airport (SAF) - Santa Fe airport offers more limited flight options with a reduced drive time to Taos.  Avis and Hertz are the only rental car agencies with offices at the airport. American Eagle Airlines is currently the only commercial carrier serving the Santa Fe Airport with three daily flights out of Santa Fe to and from Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) and one daily flight to and from Los Angeles (LAX).

Taos Municipal Airport (SKX) - Private Airport with no commercial service at this time.  Single runway is 5,800 feet by 75 feet wide at 7,095-foot elevation.  FBO services and additional navigation information can be found at GPS and VOR approaches available. FBO services provided by Taos Aviation Services.

Ground Transportation

Car Rental Companies

  • Albuquerque: Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Thrifty
  • Santa Fe Municipal Airport: Hertz and Avis
  • Taos:  Enterprise (575-737-0514) and Hertz (575-751-3119 or 575-770-8759)

Shuttle / Taxi Services to and from Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Taos:

  • Twin Hearts Express: 800-654-9456, 575-751-1201 (regular scheduled shuttles to and from Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos and Taos Ski Valley)
  • Faust's Transportation: 888-830-3410, 575-758-3410
  • Taos Ski Valley Shuttle services: 800-776-1111 (winter only)

Driving Details and Maps  

From Albuquerque: I-25 North to Santa Fe; take Highway 599 north (exit #276) to Hwy. 285 north, then in Espanola continue on Hwy. 68 to Taos. Hwy 68 to Hwy 150, then 15 miles to Taos Ski Valley.

From Arizona: I-40 East to Albuquerque; I-25 North to Santa Fe; take Highway 599 north (exit #276) to Hwy. 285 north, then Hwy. 68 to Taos. Hwy 68 to Hwy 150, then 15 miles to Taos Ski Valley.

From Denver: I-25 South to Colorado Springs to Walsenburg; Hwy. 160 to Fort Garland; Hwy. 159 and Hwy. 522 to Taos. Intersection Hwys, 522, 68 & 150, take Hwy 150 (left) 15 miles to Taos Ski Valley.

From West Texas: I-40 West to Clines Corners; Hwy. 285 to I-25 to Santa Fe; Hwy. 285 to Hwy. 68 to Taos. Hwy 68 to Hwy 150, then 15 miles to Taos Ski Valley.

Driving Distances / Approximate Times to Taos Ski Valley

Albuquerque   150 mi / 2:45 Amarillo   302 mi / 4:30 Austin   764 mi / 12:00
Colorado Springs   230 mi / 3:45 Dallas   682 mi / 10:30 Denver   300 mi / 4:30
Durango   208 mi / 3:15 El Paso   400 mi / 6:00 Oklahoma City   558 mi / 8:15
Phoenix   568 mi / 8:30 Santa Fe   90 mi / 1:30 Tucson   569 mi / 8:30

Download Area Maps

Northeast New Mexico Map (PDF 248Kb)

Town of Taos Map (PDF 176Kb)

New Mexico Regional Map(PDF 112 Kb)

Village of Taos Ski Valley Map (PDF 178Kb)

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