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 molybdenum mine for a century, and is now known as a solar and sustainable energy leader.
Artists and outdoorsmen have been drawn to Questa forever, given its proximity to pristine alpine forests and the mighty Rio Grande. Adventurers can visit the Rinconada Loop Trail, Columbine Canyon, Rio Grande del Norte National Monument and Cabresto Canyon.
When the snow arrives in Questa, the trails convert from mountain biking to cross country skiing and snowshoeing. 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 2016 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 fun facts and local history.
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