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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Taos Ski Valley, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Taos Ski Valley and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Taos Ski Valley:
    • 36.590829, -105.437910
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Taos Ski Valley
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near Taos Ski Valley ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Eagle Nest [Colfax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Nest
    • Eagle Nest [Colfax County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Taos Ski Valley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 251 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Nest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Nest
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagle Nest<3>
  • Elizabethtown [Colfax County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabethtown
    • Elizabethtown [Colfax County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Taos Ski Valley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabethtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Hematite [Colfax County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hematite
    • Hematite [Colfax County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Taos Ski Valley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hematite have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Idlewild [Colfax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Idlewild
    • Idlewild [Colfax County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Taos Ski Valley
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Idlewild
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Kiowa Village [Taos County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kiowa Village
      • Kiowa Village [Taos County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Taos Ski Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kiowa Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kiowa Village
    • Lakeview Pines [Colfax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview Pines
      • Lakeview Pines [Colfax County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Taos Ski Valley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview Pines
    • Lobo [Taos County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lobo
      • Lobo [Taos County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Taos Ski Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lobo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Red River [Taos County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red River
      • Red River [Taos County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Taos Ski Valley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 459 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red River<3>
    • Twining [Taos County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twining
      • Twining [Taos County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Taos Ski Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twining have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Virginia City [Colfax County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia City
      • Virginia City [Colfax County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Taos Ski Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Taos Ski Valley. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Ernest Martin Hennings     (Artist)
    • Dean Stockwell     (Actor)
      • Full name: Robert Dean Stockwell
      • Actor. He was born in Los Angeles (CA) on March 5, 1936 (a Thursday) and died in Ranchos de Taos (NM) on November 7, 2021 (a Sunday) at the age of 85. The body was cremated.
      • Ranchos de Taos is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Taos Ski Valley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dean Stockwell<4>

How Far From Taos Ski Valley to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a village such as Taos Ski Valley to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Taos Ski Valley and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Taos, which is the Seat of Taos County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Taos Ski Valley to Taos, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Santa Fe, which is the State Capital of New Mexico, lies 69 miles [111 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,552 miles [2,497.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 61 days and walking would take 89 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,067 miles [11,373.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,827 miles [12,596.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,744 miles [9,244.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in New Mexico

About Taos County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Taos Ski Valley. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Taos Ski Valley) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Taos Ski Valley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Taos Ski ValleyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Taos Ski Valley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5908, Longitude: -105.4379       In this case, the coordinates for Taos Ski Valley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<6>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Taos Ski Valley to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 326.528 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 324.705 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 318.509 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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