Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Rio Arriba County

Rio Chama Cottonwood
Rio Chama Riffles
Rio Chama Kayak
Three Views of the Rio Chama
29 July 2010
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  Echo Ampitheater Near Ghost Ranch

Echo Ampitheater
1 August 2010
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The name “Rio Arriba” means “Upper River.” The County is so named because the Rio Grande, the lifeline of the state, runs through it.

Under Mexican rule (established in 1821) New Mexico was divided into two territories. Rio Abajo, the “Lower River,” comprised everything south of Santa Fe. Most of New Mexico’s landed gentry traced their ancestry directly from Spain and lived in Rio Abajo. Rio Arriba, the forgotten “Upper River,” evolved into a creative, diverse, isolated, shunned, independent, self-reliant and quirky cultural mix.

Quoted from The History of Rio Arriba by Raymond Ortiz and Lauren Reichelt published on the Rio Arriba County Website.


Name Address City Year Authority ID Sort Address Sort Name
Becker Bunk House and BarnCounty Road 340 South of Hatchery RoadLos OjosNational1985000777County 340Becker Bunk House and Barn
Blanton Log HouseCounty Road 340 South of Hatchery RoadLos OjosNational1985000778County 340Blanton Log House
Bond House710 Bond StreetEspanolaNational1980002564BondBond House
Burns Lake BungalowHalf Mile South of East end of Hatchery RoadLos OjosNational1985000780HatcheryBurns Lake Bungalow
Casados HouseHighway 84 North of State Route 95Los OjosNational1985000825County 329Casados House
Chimayo Trading Post and Trujillo House110 Sandia DriveEspanolaNational1999000500Sandia 0110Chimayo Trading Post and Trujillo House
Denver & Rio Grande Railroad San Juan Extension Between Antonito and Chama via Cumbres Pass ChamaNational1973000462Denver & Rio Grande Railroad San Juan Extension
El Barranco Community DitchExdending from the Chama River at Chama Division to Upper Brazos DitchLos BrazosNational1986002296ChamaEl Barranco Community Ditch
El Porvenir Community DitchExtending from 4.5 Miles East of Encenada to 0.5 Miles N of EncenadaEnsenadaNational1986002300EnsenadaEl Porvenir Community Ditch
Embudo Historic DistrictHighway 68EmbudoNational1979001547Highway 068Embudo Historic District
Encenada Community DitchCounty Road 328EncenadaNational1986002303County 328Encenada Community Ditch
Foster HotelFourth and TerraceChamaNational1986000225 Street 04Foster Hotel
Gonzales HouseCounty Road 155, Two Miles East of Highway 84AbiquiuNational1996000258County 155Gonzales House
Jaramillo House and BarnCounty Road 573 at County Road 327EnsenadaNational1986002309County 573Jaramillo House and Barn
Jicarilla Apache Historic DistrictMain Street, Highway 17, Apache, Keliiaa, and Sand Hill DrivesDulceNational1984002956MainJicarilla Apache Historic District
La Puente Community DitchExtending from Parkview discharge pt. to 0.7 Miles Southwest of La Puente on the Chama RiverLa PuenteNational1986002294La PuenteLa Puente Community Ditch
La Puente Historic DistrictRoughly bounded by Main Road in La Puente from drop-off of 2nd to 1st plateau East to Church on West.Los OjosNational1985000826MainLa Puente Historic District
Los Brazos Historic DistrictRoughly bounded by Highway 84, North Road, fence line and drop-off to Rio BrazosLos OjosNational1985000827Highway 084Los Brazos Historic District
Los Luceros HaciendaNear End of Los Luceros Road (Highway 48)Los LucerosNational1983004157Highway 048Los Luceros Hacienda
Los Ojos (Parkview) Fish HatcheryEast end of Hatchery RoadLos OjosNational1985000779HatcheryLos Ojos (Parkview) Fish Hatchery
Los Ojos (Parkview) Historic DistrictRoughly Bounded by Highway 84, Junction of Old Highway With Highway 84, Drop-Off from First Plateau to Chama River Valley and East-West Hatchery RoadLos OjosNational1985000828Highway 084Los Ojos (Parkview) Historic District
Manzanares HouseCounty Road 340Los OjosNational1985000829County 340Manzanares House
Martinez BarnCounty Road 340 South of Hatchery RoadLos OjosNational1985000781County 340Martinez Barn
Martinez HouseCounty Road 340 North of Hatchery RoadLos OjosNational1985000782County 340Martinez House
O'Keefe Home and StudioCounty Road 164, House 13AbiquiuNational1998001197CR-164O'Keefe Home and Studio
Ortega CabinCarson National ForestCebollaNational1987002456Carson National ForestOrtega Cabin
Our Lady of Lourdes GrottoHighway 64 and State Route 329Los OjosNational1986002318Highway 064Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto
Parkview Community DitchCounty Road 329Los OjosNational1986002305County 329Parkview Community Ditch
Plaza Blanca Community DitchExtending from 2 Miles WSW of State Fish Hatchery to 1 Miles SSW of Plaza BlancaPlaza BlancaNational1986002298Plaza BlancaPlaza Blanca Community Ditch
Plaza Blanca Historic DistrictRoughly Plaza Blanca and Old Puente Ford Roads Adjacent to Plaza Blanca DitchPlaza BlancaNational1986002322Plaza BlancaPlaza Blanca Historic District
Rio Arriba County Courthouse 149 State Road 162Tierra Amarilla National1987000894Highway 162Rio Arriba County Courthouse
Rio Grande Bridge at San Juan PuebloOld Highway 74 Over Rio GrandeAlcaldeNational1997000738Highway 074Rio Grande Bridge at San Juan Pueblo
San Antonio de Padua del Quemado ChapelHighway 80CordovaNational1978001821Highway 080San Antonio de Padua del Quemado Chapel
San Joaquin ChurchCounty Road 329EnsenadaNational1986002310County Road 329San Joaquin Church
San Juan PuebloHighway 56San Juan PuebloNational1974001201Highway 056San Juan Pueblo
Sanchez BarnsOff Highway 64BrazosNational1986002317Highway 064Sanchez Barns
Sanchez HouseOff Highway 64BrazosNational1986002315Highway 064Sanchez House
Sanchez-March HouseCounty Road 329Los OjosNational1985000830County 329Sanchez-March House
Santa Clara PuebloHighway 30Santa Clara PuebloNational1974001199Highway 030Santa Clara Pueblo
Tierra Amarilla Air Force StationState Route 112Tierra AmarillaNational2000000342Highway 112Tierra Amarilla Air Force Station
Tierra Amarilla Community DitchExtending from 2 Miles ESE of Tierra Amarilla to 0.2 Miles N of La Corridera RoadTierra AmarillaNational1986002307La CorrideraTierra Amarilla Community Ditch
Tierra Amarilla Historic DistrictRoughly along La Puente Road on both sides of Highway 84 and along Old Highway and Creek RoadTierra AmarillaNational1986002327Highway 084Tierra Amarilla Historic District
Trujillo (Fernando) HouseWest of Highway 84 and North of Highway 95Los OjosNational1985000832Highway 084Trujillo (Fernando) House
Trujillo (Manuelita) HouseOff Highway 84 South of Los Brazos RiverLos OjosNational1985000831Highway 084Trujillo (Manuelita) House
Valdez BarnSan Joaquin Church Loop RoadEnsenadaNational1986002314San JoaquinValdez Barn
ChamaUS Route 64/84ChamaNew MexicoHighway 064Chama
Tierra AmarillaUS Route 84Tierra AmarillaNew MexicoHighway 064Tierra Amarilla
Continental DivideUS Route 64/84ChamaNew MexicoHighway 064Continental Divide
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