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High Road to Taos

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[1 : Overview]
[2 : Picuris]
[3 : Las Trampas and Truchas]
[4 : Sanctuario de Chimayo]
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The High Road to Taos is a scenic byway that snakes in the mountains between Espanola and Taos, bypassing the more direct valley road. The High Road to Taos passes through a number of intersting small towns and sites.

Picuris Pueblo is a small pueblo still inhabited by the Picuris tribe with a superb adobe church that has recently been hand-restored to give it back its original appearance. The small town of Las Trampas is home to the San Jose de Gracia Church, one of the most beautiful colonial-era churches in the country. The Sanctuario de Chimayo consists of a small adobe church whose size belies its importance. The site is the most important Catholic pilgrimage center in the United States, with more than 300,000 visits per year. Many visitors take away some dirt that is believed to have healing powers. The church replaces it from nearby hills for a total of 30 tons per year.

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Slope with meadow and forest, Carson National Forest. New Mexico, USA ( color) Village church. New Mexico, USA ( color) Crosses and headstones, cemetery, Picuris Pueblo. New Mexico, USA ( color) Round house kiva and homes, Picuris Pueblo. New Mexico, USA ( color) Picuris Pueblo and church. New Mexico, USA ( color) San Lorenzo Church seen through adobe walls, Picuris Pueblo. New Mexico, USA ( color) Interior of San Lorenzo Church, Picuris Pueblo. New Mexico, USA ( color) Church San Jose de Gracia seen through front doors. New Mexico, USA ( color) San Jose de Gracia adobe church. New Mexico, USA ( color) Truchas and Sangre de Christo Mountains with approaching storm. New Mexico, USA ( color) House and main street, Truchas. New Mexico, USA ( color) Facade of Tafoya Truchas genereal store. New Mexico, USA ( color) Historic marker framing high desert landscape. New Mexico, USA ( color) Grounds and shrine, Sanctuario de Chimayo. New Mexico, USA ( color) El Sanctuario de Chimayo. New Mexico, USA ( color) Roses and wooden doors, Sanctuario de Chimayo. New Mexico, USA ( color) Niche with popular worship objects, Sanctuario de Chimayo. New Mexico, USA ( color) Facade with vigas (heavy timbers) extending through walls to support roof, Chimayo sanctuary. New Mexico, USA ( color) Ex-votoes, Sanctuario de Chimayo. New Mexico, USA ( color) Brick and stone crosses by the river, Sanctuario de Chimayo. New Mexico, USA ( color) Modern church in adobe style. New Mexico, USA ( color)
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