Taos Cultural Institute: July 17-20, 2014

Taos Cultural Institute

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the class cost?

The registration fee for each class is $750, and includes course tuition, field trip entry fees and permits, materials costs, and designated meals. Lodging and transportation to and from Taos are the responsibility of each participant.

What is the cancellation policy?

Registrants may cancel by notifying the SMU-in-Taos Cultural Institute up to 30 days prior to the start date of the Institute. A handling fee of $50 will be withheld from your registration fee, and the balance will be refunded to you. Refunds will not be permitted after July 1, 2014. Should the SMU-in-Taos Cultural Institute cancel a course, a full refund will be made to the registrants of that course.

Where are the recommended accommodations?

Participants in the Taos Cultural Institute are responsible for making their own arrangements for lodging during the weekend. Because July is one of the busiest times in Taos, you are encouraged to make these arrangements sooner rather than later. For a list of lodging options that we highly recommend, please click here.

How do I get there?

Dallas to Santa Fe: American Airlines has a direct flight from DFW to Santa Fe Municipal Airport. From Santa Fe you will need to rent a car and drive to Taos (about a 1.5 hour drive).

Dallas to Albuquerque: Fly into Albuquerque International Airport, where you may rent a car or take a shuttle into Taos (about a 3 hour drive).

Driving: If you choose to drive from Dallas to Taos, plan on approximately 11-12 hours. 

Download maps of the drive from Albuquerque to Taos or Dallas to Taos, including driving directions and landmarks along the way.

How is the Taos weather in July?

The weather in Taos in July is (typically) delightful. While daytime highs are usually in the mid to high 80s, evenings and early mornings are cool, with lows in the low to mid 50s. Days are mostly sunny, although late afternoon showers are common. Click here for the current Taos forecast.

What should I bring to wear?

Dress is very casual during the day and “nice casual” at night. Dress in layers to accommodate temperature changes. Comfortable walking shoes are suggested. And because the sun is more intense at higher altitudes, sunscreen and a hat are highly recommended.

Please Note

The Taos area is at an elevation of 7,000 feet above sea level. Some fieldtrips will include walking trails and climbing moderate inclines at this altitude.

For More Information

Contact Holly Myers or call 214-768-TAOS (8267).