COTTAMSSKISHOPS.COM Northern New Mexico’s favorite family-owned ski shop has supplied ski gear rentals, equipment sales, outerwear, gear upkeep and repair service since 1976. Patrons point to Cottam’s customer service, the convenience of four locations, prices and wide selection as reasons they keep coming back snowfall after snowfall. Taos Mountain Outfitters 113 N. PLAZA, TAOS • (575) 758-9292 • TAOSMOUNTAINOUTFITTERS.COM Best Place to Gear Up for the Trail Taos Mountain Outfitters 113 N. PLAZA, TAOS • (575) 758-9292 • TAOSMOUNTAINOUTFITTERS.COM As the name implies, Taos Mountain Outfitters carries a large selection of clothing, footwear and accessories for hiking, camping, climbing, paddling — for any and all things on the mountain or in the river, whether in rain or shine. Standing at the top of the heap is this dog-friendly proprietor, which is staffed with knowledgable people who are patient and attentive. TMO staff knows Taos and can get you set off into our beautiful backyard with everything you need and will happily point you in the right outdoor-adventure direction. And with constant sale items and the best clothing from brands such as The North Face and Patagonia, TMO is definitely worth a look for the adventurer. After all, it’s where your “adventure begins.” New this year, you can book an all-inclusive tour with Heritage Inspirations at TMO. Mudd N Flood 103A BENT STREET, TAOS • (575) 751-9100 • MUDDNFLOOD.COM Best Place to Buy a Pair of Shades Taos Mountain Outfitters When you love them enough to give them the very best. 113 N. PLAZA, TAOS • (575) 758-9292 • TAOSMOUNTAINOUTFITTERS.COM The sun is potent and extra bright in Taos. And protecting your eyes is key. With a great selection and range of prices, “TMO” is where people keep coming back to when looking for the perfect pair of shades. For more information, see the previous entry. Thank you Taos! RealEyes 1021B SALAZAR ROAD, TAOS • (575) 758-3215 • REALEYESTAOS.COM Best Hardware and Home Improvement Store Rio Grande Ace Hardware SOUTH: 1381 PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR, TAOS • (575) 758-4268 NORTH: 223 PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR, TAOS • (575) 751-2061 RIOGRANDEACE.COM This retailer-owned cooperative seemingly has just about every hardware and home repair/ improvement item known to man. Fortunately, the red-vested staff at both Taos locations will point you in the right direction and offer advise if needed. In 1970, it was opened as a family-owned building material retail store. Río Grande Ace Hardware won first place for Best Lumber/Hardware Store in the inaugural poll years ago and has won many times since. BestofTaos Randall Lumber & Hardware SOUTH: 315 PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR, TAOS • (575) 758-2271 NORTH: RANCH AND FEED, 14 STATE HIGHWAY 150, EL PRADO • (575) 776-2556 Blue Sky Pet & Feed RANDALLTAOS.COM 214 PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR, TAOS • ( 575) 758- 1841 p. 38 TAOSNEWS.COM/BEST-OF-TAOS 37
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