• Fathers Day in Taos, New Mexico

      Taos Caters to Dads on Fathers Day with Unforgettable Family-Friendly Activities

      Taos, NM - Fathers play an important role in the lives of their children which is why Father’s Day – June 19 – is a great time to show appreciation for dad, especially when that time is spent in Taos, NM. Taos has a number of dad-centered activities, guaranteed to promote bonding, for a wide range of interests.

      For the dad who could be described as the “strong, silent-type,” an “Introduction to Fly Fishing” course will teach him everything from tying a knot to successful casting amidst a serene backdrop. The course is being offered by the University of New Mexico–Taos on June 19. To register, contact Nick Streit at (575) 751-6630 or register online at http://taos.unm.edu/outdoor-recreational-classes/.

      Adventure-seeking dads and their families will have an unforgettable experience getting sprayed with water as they raft along the Rio Grande towards the world class Taos Box. Half and full White Water rafting excursions are available with Los Rios River Runners, along with other rafting companies. Contact Los Rio River Runners at (575) 776-8854 or losriosrioverrunners.com, or visit taosvacationguide.com.

      Outdoor-loving dad will relish the pristine beauty of the Sangre de Cristo mountains during a family llama trek with Wild Earth Llama Adventures. From their “Take a Llama to Lunch” day hikes to their “Family Wildnerness Adventures,” which caters to children, dads will treasure the time spent with their families as they learn about the ecology of the area with a guided tour. Call (800) 758-5262 (LAMA) for information or visit http://llamaadventures.com.

      Dads can also gear up for a beautiful mountain bike ride at a number of trails in and around Taos, including the 9-mile “Rift Trail” which offers a gorgeous view of the Rio Grande Gorge. Trails vary in intensity and length. For more information on mountain bike rentals and mountain trails, contact Gearing Up Bicycle Shop in Taos at (575) 751-0365 or visit gearingupbikes.com.

      Athletic dads who have an affinity for sports can tee off at Taos Country Club for a half day of golf, followed by a visit to the newly opened Taos Eco Park – the highest altitude FIFA 2-star certified training field in the world. The Eco Park has been used recently for training purposes by World Cup hopefuls, the Rwanda U17 National Team.

      The history buff and art-loving dad can bump his head on the same doorway as Kit Carson at the Kit Carson Museum – in fact, kids can bring their dads for free on June 19. The museum is open on June 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 pm. Call (575) 758-4945 for more information. The museum is located at 113 Kit Carson Road in Taos.

      For only $25 per person, dad can explore five historic Taos museums any time during the year. They include: Millicent Rogers Museum, La Hacienda de los Martinez, Taos Art Museum, Harwood Museum of Art, and Blumenschein Home and Museum. For more information, visit taosmuseums.org.

      After an exciting day with dad, kids of any age can treat him to a unique Elk Burger at the award winning Graham’s Grille or share a sopapilla with ice cream for dessert at the Alley Cantina.

      For more information on “things to do in Taos” for Father’s Day and for a list of upcoming summer events, visit www.taosvacationguide.com or www.taossacredplaces.com.

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