Questa is a small Village north ofTaos, along the Enchanted Circle. 

Photo: Tommy Lyles, Questa Tourism

Questa is tucked just east of the Wild Rivers area of the Rio Grande del Norte National Mon­ument and west of the Carson National Forest. At an elevation of 7,461 feet, this former mining town offers some of the most dramatic hiking trails and stunning campsites in Northern New Mexico.

Look for Tuesday and Saturday music and art presentations at the intimate amphitheater behind the visitors’ center. The Questa History Trail team typically co-hosts, with the BLM. a series of multimedia performances illuminating the historical life-ways and culture of this remote area.

Check out the historic plaza, the site of the recently restored San Anonio de Padua church. This adobe structure dates to the mid-1800s and is at the center of the trail highlighting a 5,000-year timeline including rare geologic features, Hispano and multicultural settlements, Native life and conflicts, frontier religious devotion and more. Questa Creative Council will reinstate their annual summer event this year, the Wild Rivers Plein Air Festival of outdoor painting in the national monument. with workshops, demos and an exhibit of over 100 pieces of freshly painted fine art. New Mexican food and drink typically available.

Photo: Taos News

Questa Farmers Market Sundays 10 a.m.-2 p.m., through September Look for updates on Questa Farmers Market Facebook page. Customers relish the handmade tortillas and tamales and other handmade foodstuffs – the freshest. most nutritious food around. Questa Farmers Market is an EBT/ Double-up-authorized market and is authorized to accept WIC and Senior Nutrition checks. For more information contact Gaea McGahee, 575-224-2102 or

Questa Studio Art Tour Saturday-Sunday,Aug. 13-14, 10 a.m-5 p.m. daily This is a kid and family-friendly, free exploration of the artwork and studios of over 40 local Questa area artists, featuring contemporary and traditional art, including woodcarving, quilting, ceramics, jewelry, painting, printing, mixed media and more. A project of the Questa Creative Council. Contact: Peggy Trigg, pegtrigg@gmail; 505-974-5314 and see

Ceramic by Mike Ridder will be on view during the Questa, PHOTOS: QUESTA CREATIVE COUNCIL
Studio Art Tour, Aug. 14-15. Prints, painting and fabric collage by Winter Ross.