Northeast of Taos near Costilla, Ski Rios Nordic Touring Area has over 21 kilometers of groomed cross country ski trails. The tour takes you past sweeping meadows and along trails that wind in and out of heavily wooded terrain with spruce, pine, fir, and aspen groves. Wildlife abounds. It isnt unusual to see deer, elk, snowshoe hare, squirrels, and woodpeckers.
Overall, Ski Rio is the 8th most popular cross country ski area of all 12 Nordic ski destinations in New Mexico.