Directions for Touchstone Inn
Taos, New Mexico
We are located about 200 yards off Hwy 68/64, toward the mountain, on Mabel Dodge Lane. Hwy 64 usually goes east and west, but jogs north at Kit Carson Road - we are on that portion of 64 one mile north from Kit Carson Road - Mabel Dodge Lane is opposite of UPPER Ranchitos Road near El Prado. Shown in yellow on the map above is LOWER Ranchitos Road 240 - this is not Upper Ranchitos Road. (Kit Carson Road dead ends into Taos Plaza and we are one mile north from there)
Getting here: Touchstone is located in Taos, New Mexico one mile north of Taos Plaza on hwy 68/64, (same as Paseo del Pueblo Norte or Santa Fe Hwy). The zip code for this area is 87571. Mabel Dodge Lane is an extension of Upper Ranchitos Road, crossing 64/68. Mabel Dodge Lane is on the east side of highway 64/68 toward Taos Mountain. There are many ways to get here -- below are the two most popular.
Traveling North (coming up from Albuquerque or Santa Fe): Taos is 3 hours from Albuquerque and 1.5 hours north from Santa Fe -- give or take. From Albuquerque take 25 north, then 285/84 to Santa Fe, then go through Espanola onto highway 68 and into Taos. When you get to Taos once you get to the plaza light at the intersection of Kit Carson and 68 you will be one mile away. Continue north, curve to the left of the northside of Alsups (like a 7-11) by the Kachina Lodge, and once you pass Cid's Food Market on the RIGHT, slow down and prepare to turn off at next street marker to the RIGHT after crossing the Rio Pueblo bridge. You will pass The Love Apple Restaurant and turn right into the very small lane - Mabel Dodge Lane. If you go past the Lotta Burger then you have gone too far. Turn RIGHT onto Mabel Dodge Lane; go down the lane and take the driveway to the RIGHT marked with the Touchstone Inn sign.
Traveling South (coming down from Denver or Pueblo): Taos is about 4.5 hours from Denver -- give or take. Get on 25 south to the Walsenberg exit and go into Walsenberg and then turn right at highway 160 and go over La Veta Pass, at Fort Garland turn left onto 159 (south) towards San Luis. At the New Mexico border the highway number is 522 and that will take you into Questa, after Questa you will come into Taos and the highway number will be 64 (half way through town 64 turns into 68). Go through two stop lights, after the second stop light at Hail Creek Road, slow down but go past Blake's Lotaburger (it will be on your left). Turn left onto Mabel Dodge Lane immediately after Lotaburger and before The Love Apple. If you go past The Love Apple then you have gone too far. Go down lane and take driveway to RIGHT marked with the Touchstone Inn sign.
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