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Espanola, New Mexico The Jewel of Northern New Mexico. Espanola was founded in 1598 by Spain as the first capital of New Mexico. It sits in the northern Rio Grande Valley between the Jemez Mountains and Truchas Peaks, and is a very convenient base for exploring northern New Mexico.  Espanola has many lodging options and the best selection of restaurants. Don't miss the world-class local artists.  Let us be your tour guide through the Beautiful Espanola Valley.

 

 

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 The Eight Northern Indian Pueblos

 

To see a list of events held at
these pueblos please visit:
EspanolaOnline.com/events.htm

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Tesuque Pueblo.
“Te Tsugeh Oweengeh,” meaning the “Village of the Narrow Place of Cottonwood Trees.” 

Established around 1250, Tesuque is one of the oldest pueblos in the Southwest. Home of Camel Rock, a naturally eroded sandstone formation.

Feast Day

  • San Diego Feast Day
    November 12

For Further Information:
Pueblo of Tesuque
Route 5, Box 360-T
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Tel: (505) 983-2667/988-3620
Fax: (505) 982-2331

San Ildefonso Pueblo
San Ildefonso is best known to be the home of the late Maria Martinez who along with her husband, Julian, developed black-on-black pottery. Maria's work can be seen at the Pueblo museum located near the church.  San Ildefonso's fishing pond and picnic areas are along the Río Grande, with permits available on-site; call (505) 455-3549, 455-2273.

Feast day

  • Comanche and Buffalo or Deer Dance 
    January 23 

For Further Information:

San Ildefonso Pueblo Visitor
and Information Center
Route 5 Box 314 -A
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Tel: (505) 455-3549
Fax: (505) 455-7351

Pueblo of San Ildefonso
Route 5 Box 315-A
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Tel: (505) 455-2273
Fax: (505) 455-7351
Pojoaque Pueblo
The Pojoaque Pueblo Plaza Shopping Center offers numerous amenities for both the traveler and the local community.

Feast Day

  • December 12, 2002

Tribal Museums
Poeh Museum - Frontage Road, Pojoaque - Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
For more information, call (505) 455-2489 or visit www.poehmuseum.com.

Business Enterprises
Poeh Center/Gallery - www.poehcenter.com
Poeh Store - www.poehstore.com


Annual feast day is December 12.

For Further Information:

Pueblo of Pojoaque
Route 11, Box 71
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Tel: (505) 455-2278
Fax: (505) 455-2950

Pojoaque Pueblo Tourist Information Center
Route 11, Box 21GS
Santa Fe, NM
Tel: (505) 455-3460
Fax: (505) 455-7128

Santa Clara Pueblo
“Valley of the Wild Roses”
Established around 1550 when a drought forced their ancestors to move into the Rio Grande Valley. 

Feast Days

  • June 13
    St. Anthony’s Day
  • Aug. 12
    St. Claire’s Day

Arts & Crafts Show
Annual Christmas Bazaar first weekend in December (505) 753-9663

Archaeological and Historical Sites
Santa Clara Puye Cliff Dwellings - Seasonal - June, July and August from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For more information, call (505) 753-7326.

Recreation Areas
Santa Clara Recreational Area - Seasonal - Open April 1 to October 31 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, call
(505) 753-7326.

For Further Information:

Santa Clara Department of Tourism
P.O. Box 580
Espanola, NM 87532
Tel: (505) 753-7326
Fax: (505) 753-8988

Pueblo of Santa Clara
PO Box 580
Espanola, NM 87532
Tel: (505) 753-7330
Fax: (505) 753-8988

Nambé Pueblo
“Pueblo of the Rounded Earth”
Annual feast day is October 4. 

Feast Day

  • Nambe Pueblo Feast Day
    October 4
    In honor of St. Francis de Assisi

For Further Information: 

Nambé Pueblo
Rt. 1 Box 117-BB
Santa Fe, NM 87506
Telephone: (505) 455-2036
Fax: (505) 455-2038

San Juan Pueblo

Feast Day

  • June 23-24
    A sunset dance on the 23rd in honor of St. John the Baptist. Buffalo Dance and footrace.

Festival/Events
March - Annual Fishing Derby, San Juan Lakes
For more information, call (505) 753-5067.
4th of July - Ohkay Casino. For more information, call 1 (800) PLAY-AT-OK.

Recreational Areas
San Juan Lakes - Open year round from dawn to dusk. For more information, call (505) 753-5067.
Bison Park - For more information, call (505) 753-5067.
First Capital Site - Guided tours only. For more information, call (505)852-4400.

Business Enterprises
Best Western Casino & Resort - For reservations, call 1 (877) 829-2865 or (505) 747-1668.
OHKAY Casino - Roulette, craps, slots, poker, and Ohkay Cafe - 1 (800) PLAY-AT-0K.
Oke Oweenge Arts & Crafts Cooperative - (505) 852-2372.
OHKAY RV Park - Open year round from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. - (505) 753-5067.
OHKAY Travel Center - Open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. - (505) 753-5452.

For Further Information:

Pueblo of San Juan
P.O. Box 1099
San Juan Pueblo, NM 87566
Tel: (505) 852-4400
Fax: (505) 852-4820

Picuris Pueblo

Arts & Crafts Show
1st Weekend in July - Weekend High Country Arts & Crafts Festival - (505) 587-2712
TBA - Hotel Santa Fe Arts & Crafts Show - Santa Fe, NM - (505) 587-2712

Feast Days:

  • January 25
    St. Paul’s Feast Day
     
  • February 2
    Candeleria Feast Day
  • June 13
    St. Anthony’s Feast Day
    Foot Races
  • August 9-10
    San Lorenzo Feast Day

 

Archaeological and Historical Sites
Picuris Ruins - Open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Recreational Areas
Puun-na and Tutah Lakes - Seasonal - Summer from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Winter hours vary.
For more information, call the Picuris Pueblo Fish & Game and Parks & Wildlife at (505) 587-1601.

Business Enterprises
Hotel Santa Fe - 1501 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501 - (505) 982-1200.

For Further Information:

Pueblo of Picuris
P,O, Box 127
Peñasco, NM 87553
Tel: (505) 587-2519
Fax: (505) 587-1071

Website

Picuris Pueblo

Taos Pueblo

Pow-Wow

2nd Weekend in July
(505) 758-5819

Feast Days:

  • May 3
    Santa Cruz Feast Footrace & Corn Dance
  • June 13
    San Antonio Feast Corn Dance
  • July 25 & 26
    San Juan Feast Santiago & Santa Ana Feasts
  • September 28 & 30
    San Geronimo Feast Days

Business Enterprises
Taos Mountain Casino - Smoke-free - Slot machines, blackjack tables, roulette wheel, poker tables, food concession, gift shop and video arcade
(505) 737-0777, 1-888-WIN-TAOS

For Further Information

Taos Pueblo Tourism Office
P.O. Box 1846
Taos, NM 87571
Tel (505) 758-1028
Fax (505) 758-4604

Pueblo of Taos
P.O. Box 1846
Taos, NM 87571
Tel: (505) 758-9593
Fax: (505) 758-4604

Web site
www.taospueblo.com

New Mexico Department of Indian Affairs