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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. One runway designated 4/22 with asphalt surface measures 5,803 by 75 feet. A second designated 13/31 with asphalt surface measures 8,600 by 100 feet. FBO services and additional navigation information can be found at GPS and VOR approaches available. FBO services provided by Taos Aviation Services. Visit Taos Air ( for information about non-stop service between Taos and Austin and Dallas, TX, and Carlsbad-San Diego and Hawthorne-Los Angeles, CA.

Just steps away from the main lift, in the heart of Taos Ski Valley!
Photo: A shot of the TSV Base Area, Chair 1 and a yellow marker showing the location of the Brownell Chalet.

Driving Directions

From Albuquerque:
  • Take I-25 North about 70 miles to Santa Fe.
  • Right before reaching Santa Fe: Take 599 N (Relief Route).
  • Follow 599 N to Espanola/Taos exit.
  • Watch for: Route 68 at Pojoaque.
  • Route 68 becomes Route 64 in Taos.
  • Approximate nonstop driving time from Albuquerque to Taos is 2.5 to 3 hours.

Taos to Taos Ski Valley:
  • Follow Route 64 N through the Taos commercial district and historic town center.
  • Continue north on 64 to the traffic light approximately 4 miles north of town, at junction of 64 / 522 / 150.
  • Turn right on 150 N to Arroyo Seco / Valdez / Taos Ski Valley.
  • Follow 150 through Arroyo Seco, past Valdez valley and into National Forest towards Taos Ski Valley.
  • Taos Ski Valley is 22 miles from Taos Plaza and 10 miles from Arroyo Seco.

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

Southwest New Mexico Regional Map (PDF)
Town of Taos Map (PDF)
Village of Taos Ski Valley Map (PDF)

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