Elevation: 7,461 ft 
Mile from Taos: 24.2 mi

The Village of Questa as seen from the air on Aug. 2. (Liam DeBonis/Taos News)


the Village of Questa is the northern gate-way to the Enchanted Circle. The town was host to a mineral mine for a century and now is known for its radical adoption of solar energy.

Bighorn Sheep & Questa Canyon (Courtesy photo)

Artists and outdoorsmen have long been drawn to Questa, given its access to pristine alpine forests and the mighty Rio Grande. Adventurers can visit the Rinconada Loop Trail, Columbine Canyon, Cabresto Canyon and the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument.

Fall Colors Questa Canyon with Flowers (Courtesy photo)

In the heart of Questa is the San Antonio de Padua Church, which was built soon after the village was established in 1842. The historic adobe structure was renovated in 2006 by volunteer artists and craftspeople.

The Village of Questa hosts a weekly farmers market on Sundays throughout the summer. (Courtesy photo)

Along with a number of restaurants and shops and a Sunday farmers market, Questa offers visitors a short walking tour of the town, featuring plaques with region-al history and fun facts.

Village of Questa 
San Antonio de Padua Church (Taos News file photo)