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.

Courtesy Chris Dahl-Bredine
Pink clouds over Questa horizon.

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.

Taos News file photo
A weekend of plein-air painting, seen here with Questa artists Robert Pérez and Roger Harrington during a past Wild Rivers Plein Air Paint-Out. The next event is planned for 2022.

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.

Questa tourism courtesy photo/Tommy Lyles
Eagle Rock Lake

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 tourism

Carson National Forest Ranger Station

BLM Wild Rivers Visitors Center