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Gourmet Bites and Sips with an Advance Certified Sommelier in Collaboration with Black Mesa Winery. A fun way to spend an afternoon.

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  • Enjoy wine tasting and a vineyard tour with Lisa Ann a Sommelier and Culinarian.

  • Visit Local Farms and help harvest

  • Prepare a 4 course meal with wine pairings

  • Al Fresco Dining

  • Glamping in New Mexico's Wilderness in a beautifully appointed yurt.

  • Farm to Table Experiences

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B & B and Farm-to-Table Experience

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Discover the charm of Chimayo, Northern New Mexico, at Casa Escondida Bed and Breakfast. Our guest rooms have a traditional New Mexican decor and comfort, featuring queen beds, spacious living areas, and some with Chimayo views or kiva fireplaces. With nine uniquely decorated rooms, we offer a home away from home.

Scenic Local Trails

Dogs welcome on all trails listed but must be leashed. Sun protection, water & sturdy shoes recommended. Check trail conditions & local guidelines before hiking.

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Las Vista Verde Trail:

Easy hike below the gorge rim. Trailhead location: up the dirt Rim Road accessed from Pilar.

Vehicles with clearance and good tires recommended during winter months. Trail is ~ 2.4 miles long, elevation gain of 230 ft, out and back. Good for families, wildlife sightings & petroglyphs. Located 21 miles (31 minutes) from Black Mesa Winery & Cidery.

The Slide Trail lower Trailhead:

Easy to moderate hike out of Rio Grande Gorge & along the Rio Pueblo de Taos. Great for interesting geology & bighorn sightings. Lower trailhead located by Taos Junction Bridge in Pilar, at Rio Pueblo Primitive Campground.

Upper Trailhead is at Gorge rin, at the end of County Rd. 110. Open year round - icy during the winter. Trail is 2.7 miles, elevation gain ~ 600 ft, out and back. Located 20 miles (29 minutes) from Black Mesa winery & Cidery.

Rift Valley Loop Trails:

Multiple trail options from parking area, easy to moderate levels and 2-10 miles. Great for hinking, mountain biking and horse riding. Muddy during Spring, best during Summer and Fall. Spectacular views of surrounding mountains and Rio Grand Gorge. Head to Taos on Hwy 68 - parking is on the left between the highway and east side of the Gorge, near mile marker 36. Located 20 miles (22 mins) from Black Mesa Winery & Cidery.

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