¡Bienvenidos a Questa!

Questa NM is renowned for the beautiful scenery
surrounding our small, historic village.

Northern gateway to the
Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway

San Antonio del Rio Colorado

Trails into the Rio Grande Gorge,
with trout fishing for every skill level.

2020 Municipal Officer Election

The Municipal Officer Election shall be held on March 3, 2020.  Polls will open at 7:00 A.M. and close at 7:00 P.M. at The Village of Questa Municipal Office.

 

Declaration of Candidacy

  • Declaration of Candidacy shall be filed with the Village Clerk on January 7, 2020 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • Write-in candidates shall file Declaration of Candidacy with the Village Clerk between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on January 14, 2020.

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7 days ago

Questa, New Mexico

The Village of Questa Motor Vehicle Department, will be open Tuesday 2/18 and Thursday 2/20 from 8:00AM to 11:45AM this week. ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Questa, New Mexico

Today, February 14th is food pantry distribution day from 11am- 2pm. Located on upper Embargo across from the Senior Center and Head Start. ... See MoreSee Less

Today, February 14th is food pantry distribution day from 11am- 2pm. Located on upper Embargo across from the Senior Center and Head Start.

2 weeks ago

Questa, New Mexico

Early voting is happening now! Stop by the Village offices M-F 8:00AM to 5:00PMThe 2020 Municipal Officer Election Early Voting has started!
You can vote at the Village of Questa Council Chambers Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm daily. Feel free to call 575-586-0694 with any questions you may have.
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Early voting is happening now! Stop by the Village offices M-F 8:00AM to 5:00PM

2 weeks ago

Questa, New Mexico

The Village of Questa Motor Vehicle Department, will be open Tuesday 2/11, Wednesday 2/12 and Thursday 2/13 from 8:00AM to 11:45AM this week. ... See MoreSee Less

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Nope not open.. went 2/11 Tuesday, called today Wednesday 2/12 not open.

2 weeks ago

Questa, New Mexico

Are you interested in being a census worker?
Recruitment is happening this Saturday at the Youth Center form 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Are you interested in being a census worker?
Recruitment is happening this Saturday at the Youth Center form 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

3 weeks ago

Questa, New Mexico

The deadline for application acceptance has been extended to Wednesday February 19, 2020. ... See MoreSee Less

The deadline for application acceptance has been extended to Wednesday February 19, 2020.
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Coming into Questa (photo by Dan Kuehn)

Questa NM is renowned for the beautiful scenery surrounding our small, historic village. This is where you will find the rare trails into the Rio Grande Gorge, trout fishing for every skill level, and mountain lakes with trails that access the highest reaches of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains overlooking the area.

Sitting at 7,500 ft., Questa is the gateway to the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, and the northern gateway to the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway that surrounds the highest peak in New Mexico.

Our village stands in contrast to the resort towns on the east side of the mountains. A half-hour north of Taos, we are one in a long string of small, historic towns that scattered up the Rio Grande from what is now Mexico into southern Colorado in the 18th and 19th centuries. Questa was officially founded in 1842.

Red River (photo by Geraint Smith)

A rough and remote location, it was vulnerable to raids by Ute natives for generations. The Spanish Frontier heritage is still palpable. We remain a remote destination, though we do have a small airstrip, and are only a scenic half-hour’s drive north of Taos.

San Antonio del Rio Colorado Church (photo by Geraint Smith)

Taos is the place to be for fine dining and Native culture, and Red River, twenty minutes to our east, is busy with family-oriented amusements. But Questa is the getaway for full immersion into the natural beauty of New Mexico! Even on Memorial Day, when the Enchanted Circle fills with bikers, we offer the solemnity of our thousand-flag healing field beneath a silhouette of snow-capped mountains. It is not only our land, but also our culture that makes Questa unique.

A rough and remote location, it was vulnerable to raids by Ute natives for generations. The Spanish Frontier heritage is still palpable. We remain a remote destination, though we do have a small airstrip, and are only a scenic half-hour’s drive north of Taos.

Our thick-walled adobe church has stood at the center of our community since the mid-1800s and gave the village its original name of San Antonio del Rio Colorado. “Questa” was an Anglo attempt at simplification but became an official misspelling of the Spanish “cuesta,” referring to the “inclines” on the south of town and the ridge where the old church plaza stands.

Please see www.VisitQuesta.com for Tourism information, places to stay, activities, events, and more!