Truchas, population 950, is a town located in New Mexico. Located on the scenic Taos High Road (NM State Highway 76), it is halfway between Santa Fe in the south and Taos to the north.
Straddling a high ridge, the town began as a Spanish land grant in 1754 and, due to its geography and location, remained relatively unchanged outpost over the centuries. These very same issues made the the town attractive to artists moving to Northern New Mexico for its thriving arts scene, particularly after Robert Redford's Milagro Beanfield War (1988) was filmed there. Because the town had remained unchanged for so long, it still operates on some of the original Spanish land grant bylaws. For example, cars must share the roads with livestock.
The town has excellent views of Truchas Peak (13,100 ft., the town is at 8400 ft.) and the Espaņola Valley.
Web Sites and Links
Cardona-Hine GalleryFeaturing the art of Alvaro Cardona-Hine and Barbara McCauley. Includes biographies and prints and posters available.
Luplow, EricWatercolor artist. Includes samples of his work and a calendar of upcoming shows.
Rancho Arriba Bed and BreakfastIncludes photographs, rates, reservations, maps, and activities.
TruchasFeatures history and local artisans.