EXPERIENCE PLANNING

Maximize your Taos Vortex experience!

Getting Here

Taos Vortex takes place in Kit Carson Park, Taos, New Mexico, just 1.5 blocks north of the Taos Plaza.

You have several options for parking:

  • You can buy a Shuttle Pass and park in our designated shuttle parking area (Taos Rodeo grounds). After parking at the Taos Rodeo grounds, you will shuttled to the event’s grounds. Campers may purchase parking to park on site.
  • If you’re camping and want to keep your vehicle on-site, simply purchase a Parking Pass. Make sure to purchase a Car Loading and Unloading Pass if you want to easily unload your things at your campsite.
  • If you purchase a Car Camping Pass, you can keep your vehicle with you as part of your campsite. These passes are limited.
  • If you want to park and camp onsite in your RV, please purchase an RV Camping Pass.
  • Lastly, you can find parking on-street in Taos.

Remember, we encourage carpooling and only one pass is needed per vehicle!

CAMPING AT TAOS VORTEX

Camp at Vortex for the full inhabitant-experience plus you can sleep under the stars! Campgrounds are located on grassy and flat fields towards the end of the park.

Campsites are on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to camp next to friends, use your powers of coordination and arrive together!

You must be 21+ to camp solo.

There are no fires or open flames allowed. Propane camp stoves only.

Please be mindful and conscientious of your neighbors- not only campers, but also the Taoseños who live in homes adjacent to the park. We’re deeply grateful to the town of Taos and its denizens for opening up their space to us. Please help us thank them by being respectful.

Take Note: All campers must purchase a Weekend Camping pass.

If you would like to experience boutique camping and glamp onsite, please buy a Weekend Camping pass and a Glamping Pass. More info about glamping on this page below.

If you would like to access the Vibe Hut (VIP tent) you must purchase those passes in addition to your Weekend Camping pass.

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Camping & Vehicle Options:

CAR LOADING AND UNLOADING PASS – Want to load and unload your car at your campsite? No problem! Just remember to purchase a Car Unloading and Loading Pass and account for your parking with a pass below.

SHUTTLE PASS – Park in our designated shuttle parking area (Taos Rodeo grounds). After parking at the Taos Rodeo grounds, you will shuttled to the event’s grounds.

PARKING PASS – If you’re camping and want to keep your vehicle on-site, simply purchase a Parking Pass. Make sure to purchase a Car Loading and Unloading Pass if you want to easily unload your things at your campsite.

CAR CAMPING PASS
– If you want to keep your vehicle with you as part of your campsite, just make sure to snag a Car Camping Pass.

RV CAMPING PASS
– Limited amount of primitive RV Camping spaces available!

Remember, we encourage carpooling and only one pass is needed per car!

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Camp Breakfast

Hearty and healthy. Wake up to a locally-sourced breakfast and coffee in the Vibe Hut. Choose from yummy, made-to-order items such as burritos, omelettes, breakfast tacos, and french toast.

  • 3 mornings (Aug 17, 18, 19)
  • Served 8:30am – 10am in the Vibe Hut
  • Available to those holding a Weekend Camping pass or Glamping Pass.
  • Meat, vegetarian, and vegan options available each day
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LUXURY ADD-ONS

Big Vibe Pass (VIP)

This upgrade gives you access to The Vibe Hut, Meow Wolf’s exclusive VIP space where you can experience the sights and sounds of Vortex from a comfortable and shady setting. In the Vibe Hut you’ll enjoy a restful atmosphere, complimentary locally-sourced food from Dig & Serve, non-alcoholic drinks, charging stations, as well as access to a VIP cash bar. This upgrade must be purchased in addition to your Weekend Camping or No Camping pass or Single Day pass.

PERKS INCLUDE

  • Access to the Vibe Hut with curated lounges, comfortable hangout zones, and device charging stations.
  • Complimentary snacks, food, and non-alcoholic drinks. Vegetarian and vegan options will be available (examples of available food are smoked ribs, green chile sliders, veggie tempura with sweet chile, summer harvest pasta salad, house made chips and salsa).
  • Full cash bar.
  • Chances to mingle with performing artists and band members
  • Mainstage viewing area with fabulous view of the Spire stage
  • Exclusive performances

Don’t take our word for it! See what last year’s VIP guests had to say about their experience…

“Having a comfortable place to lounge and eat with our friends, away from the crowds, was the best. Having a full bar wasn’t bad either!” Brian Sanchez, 2018 VIP Guest

“What a fun way to experience [Vortex]. Much more relaxing and [we were] well taken care of. Food was incredible, and it was included with the price.” Christa Shaw, 2018 VIP Guest

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Glamping

Pack light and play hard! Start enjoying the Taos Vortex experience from the moment you drive into the park with the Glamping Pass. No need to bring your own gear and set up camp, we’ve got you covered with a fully-furnished bell tent for you and a friend… PLUS free daily access to the Vibe Hut (VIP tent)!

Your glamping tent will be outfitted with everything you need to have a fun and comfortable festival weekend – a curated, furnished space including comfy queen bed and linens, outlets for charging your devices, snacks, drinks, and much more.

INCLUDES

  • Glamping accommodations for 2 guests; additional guests are $150 per night (maximum 4 total guests per tent) Please note: a link to add on glampers will be sent out after you purchase your Glamping Pass
  • Concierge check-in
  • A luxurious queen bed with linens
  • 2x Big Vibe passes  for each day (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) ($700+ value)
  • Welcome Provisions Package that includes snacks and non-alcoholic beverages ($50 value)
  • 1x Car Loading/Unloading Pass and 1x Parking Pass ($90 value)

PLEASE NOTE

  • Stay all three nights or however many you can!
  • Inhabitants must be 21 years or older to glamp
  • Prior to check-in, a credit card will be required for damage deposit

But don’t take our word for it! See what last year’s Glamping guests had to say about their experience…

“Thank you so much for setting up a lovely tent for us. We were super comfortable and you thought of it all!”

“Thank you for the incredible experience! … Excited for next year. See you then!”

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Theatre Brunch

A dining experience like no other! Sit in the cool oasis of the Vibe Hut, enjoy a multiple course meal catered by Dig & Serve, and delight in the surprises that ensue. A feast for all your senses!

Please note: This brunch takes place on Sunday Aug 18 around 11AM ONLY! Details will be sent out to those that purchase the pass closer to the event. Limited passes available. The brunch will be a vegetarian menu as the base, and gluten and protein will be on the side (optional depending on your dietary needs). You must purchase Sunday Single Day, Full Weekend Camping, or a Full Weekend No Camping pass in addition to this pass in order to attend.

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Vendors

ADVENTURES AROUND

Taos Vortex 2019’s Adventures Around are provided by Turquoise Tours and Pueblo Balloon! Follow the links below to purchase these great experiences directly from the provider’s site and round out your Taos Vortex 2019 experience. Passes are limited!

Ra’s Cave & SUP the Rio Grande with Turquoise Tour Adventures

Float the Rio Grande on a stand up paddleboard (SUP) to an off the beaten artist’s hand-carved cave, primarily accessed by water. A 3-4 mile float, towards the end you will bank the SUP and your guide will walk you to the easily accessible underground masterpiece that is featured in the Documentary, Cave Digger, with an in-floor 4 foot drum, hand crafted bathtub, nicho seats carved into the stone walls, and an erotic carved bedroom piece. An incredible work of art that took 2 years to build, this site is not to be missed and is not open to the public. After exploring, return to your SUP to finish your float. The SUP float is guided and downstream without facilities available. Recommended to bring water, snacks, plenty of sun protection, and water shoes. A shuttle picks you up at the Taos Plaza.

When: Saturday, 09:00AM and 2:00PM
Price: $89, 4.5 hours

Hot Air Balloon Rides with Pueblo Balloon

Rise early to ride the soft desert air. The views of Taos, NM from hot air balloons are indescribable and not to be missed! Our experienced crew and FAA certified pilots are personable, knowledgeable and entertaining. Our balloon flights soar above Taos and the Sangre de Cristo’s, catch the breeze over the Rio Grande River, and gently flow south into the Gulf of Mexico. After the flight we celebrate with the traditional champagne (or sparkling cider for our younger guests) toast, where you’ll be presented with your official Flight Certificates. The flight lasts about an hour, but the memories will last a lifetime.

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OFFSITE LODGING

Taos Vortex is conveniently located outside of downtown Taos and within walking distance of great lodging options.

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