The High Road to Taos

© 2017, Contemporary Narrative Weavings by Bonnie Clark / Dakini Dreams, Chimayó #1, Magic in the Desert: Santa Fe Reflections

© 2017, Contemporary Narrative Weavings by Bonnie Clark / Dakini Dreams, Chimayó #1Magic in the Desert: Santa Fe Reflections

Winding through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains between Santa Fe and Taos is the High Road to Taos. This scenic drive takes you through high desert, mountains, forests, small farms, and tiny Spanish Land Grant and Pueblo Indian villages. Some of the finest art in New Mexico can be seen in the galleries and artist studios scattered along the way including potters in Nambé, santeros in Córdova, and weavers in Chimayó. Savor the journey by spending a few hours visiting weaving studios where the Spanish Colonial weaving tradition is still being kept alive today by the Ortega and Trujillo families. Treat yourself to lunch at Rancho de Chimayó before hitting the road again for your final destination, San Francisco de Asis Mission Church in Rancho de Taos. Painted by Georgia O’Keeffe, photographed by Ansel Adams, the church is one of the most iconic and enduring images of the Southwest.