Chama Valley Studio Tour


Artists from Northern New Mexico open their studios to the public along highways 64 and 84 from Tierra Amarilla and Chama, NM, East up the Brazos Canyon and West to Heron Lake and Chama West.

Large sculptures, metal work including metal bells, knives and black smithing. Paintings in all mediums, fabric art including quilts and hand dyed, woven traditional Northern New Mexican rugs. Useful items made from recycled tires, jewelry in all mediums, plus glass art, crosses and folk art. Plus the local shops with clothing and fun treats and the local Brew House.

Communities represented are Los Ojos, Laguna Vista, Chama West, the Brazos Canyon and Chama.
Over 40 artists are represented or participating.

Ride the Labor Day steam train, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, visit the artists on the Chama Valley Studio Tour and spend a cool, refreshing weekend in Chama, NM.

Lodging, restaurants and public restrooms are walking distance in downtown Chama.

The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad (C&TS) is a 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge heritage railroad running between Chama, New Mexico and Antonito, Colorado. The line runs for 64 miles (103 km)over 10,015 ft (3,053 m) Cumbres Pass and through Toltec Gorge, from which it takes its name. Trains operate from both endpoints and meet at the midpoint. The train traverses the border between Colorado and New Mexico, crossing back and forth between the two states 11 times.

The line was originally a portion of the San Juan Line of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railway, jointly owned by Colorado and New Mexico since 1970. The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad received the Designation of a National Historic Landmark in 2012 by the United States National Park Service. 1-888-286-2737



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