Taos County is located in north central New Mexico on the western slopes of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

Taos County is also home to the Taos Pueblo Indians and several Spanish and Mexican Land Grants. That means this is an area of New Mexico that saw a lot of early European settlement... and significant problems between the Europeans and the natives. Those problems were aggravated when the Americans arrived in 1847: a state of war appeared and the Taos Indians have still not signed an agreement of peace with the United States Government.

Taos County contains 2,203 square miles of land and 1 square mile of water. The county seat is Taos.

Wheeler Peak
The view in Taos Ski Valley