The Nambe area is located in Northern New Mexico between Santa Fe and Taos. This area possesses some of the most spectacular and varied landscapes to be found in New Mexico. Beautiful bucolic communities lie alongside the Taos Gorge and the Rio Grande River including Espanola, Velarde, and Dixon. This route is known as the ‘Low Road to Taos.’
The ‘High Road to Taos’ is a scenic, winding road through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains that runs between Santa Fe and Taos. Among the quaint villages that line the High Road to Taos are: Nambé, Chimayo, Truchas, Las Trampas, Chamisal, Picurís, Peñasco, Vadito, Sipapu, Talpa and Ranchos de Taos. Many of these tiny villages perched high in the mountains have a church or Santuario of significance. In Chimayo you will find the famous Santuario de Chimayo and in Las Trampas, the stately San José de Gracia Church, completed in 1776. At the end of the trail in Rancho de Taos is the San Francisco de Asis Mission Church, the subject of several paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe, and photographs by Ansel Adams, Paul Strand and Ned Scott. Georgia O’Keeffe described it as, “one of the most beautiful buildings left in the United States by the early Spaniards.” Many of these villages are home to a flourishing artistic community of weavers, potters and traditional woodcarvers.
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