QUESTA, NEW MEXICO

St. Anthony's Church was constructed in the Spanish architecture familiar to Catholic churches in the Southwest. It is made of adobe with vigas. Inside the church is adorned with traditional santos and retablos, some of which were crafted by local artesanos.
  Questa lies north of Taos, in the "Heart of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains." It offers adventures year round for outdoor enthusiasts: fishing, hunting, picnicking, cycling, camping, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. Call or write us at The Village of Questa, P.O. Box 260, Questa, NM 87556 - 505-586-0694
for information and accommodations. You can email us at ltrujill@laplaza.com
   
  Cabresto Lake is located off a well maintained dirt road which connects Red River and Questa. The lake offers excellent opportunities for canoes and kayaks, hiking, picnicking, camping and horseback riding into the high country. The waters are filled with delicious brook trout, and anglers love the challenges they provide. In winter, the frozen lake can be reached by snowmobile, and the vistas are spectacular.
  Originally named San Antonio del Rio Colorado (St. Anthony of the Red River), Questa was officially founded in January 1842. The name of the village became Questa when the postmaster, an Anglo, misspelled the new village name in the report to the U.S. Postal Department in Washington, D.C.
  The Wild River Recreation Area provides opportunities for hiking, cycling, camping, picnicking, and fishing along a 13 mile loop. Access is available along this loop for hikes down to the Rio Grande. This spectacular area is managed by the U.S. Government Bureau of Land Management. More information can be obtained from its office in Taos, NM.
  Columbine Canyon is just a short drive east of Questa on State Hwy 38.The hiking trail which begins at Columbine Campground, is a lovely shaded trail which runs beside Columbine Creek. There is an abundance of wildflowers which grace the trail, especially the beautiful Columbine for which the canyon was named. Wild roses abound, mint grows along the stream, and if you are there at just the right time, you may enjoy the delicious wild strawberries and raspberries which grow close to the trail.
 
   
   

 

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