Less than an hour north of Taos, the Village of Questa is the northern gateway 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.
Artists and outdoorsmen have been drawn to Questa forever, given its access to pristine alpine forests and the mighty Rio Grande. Adventurers can also visit the Rinconada Loop Trail, Columbine Canyon, Rio Grande del Norte National Monument and Cabresto Canyon.
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.
Along with a number of restaurants and shops, Questa offers visitors a short walking tour of the town, featuring plaques with regional history and fun facts.
Village of Questa questa-nm.com 575-586-0694 Questa tourism visitquesta.com 575-586-2258 Carson National Forest Ranger Station 575-586-0520 BLM Wild Rivers Visitors Center 575-586-1150