Welcome to the Rio Costilla Studio Tour
We are a thriving group of twenty-five plus artists and craftspeople living in the watershed of the Rio Costilla. Our homes are bordered by the magnificent Sangre de Christo mountains to the east and the Rio Grande gorge to the west at the southern edge of the beautiful San Luis Valley of Colorado and New Mexico.
For the past 19 years we have held our annual September studio tour in which we open our homes, studios and galleries to the public for two days of celebrating art and fine craft, good food, friendship, and renewal through art. Our work includes painting, print-making, photography, bronze sculpture, wood and stone carving, fine and rustic furniture, ceramics, African drums, artisan bread-baking, and a tour of spectacular wild flower fields in full bloom.
We invite you to save the dates, September 9 and 10, 2017 on your calendar, grab some friends and family, and drive out to our little piece of paradise for a weekend of enjoyment, fellowship and celebration of the arts.
Rio Costilla Park ~ 80,000+ Acres of Pristine Wilderness located in Northern Taos County, New Mexico. 10,000 Acres of Lush Forest offers Spring & Summer Recreation May 1st through Labor Day Weekend and is a Hunter’s Paradise throughout the year. The Rio Costilla Park is owned and operated by the Rio Costilla Cooperative Livestock Association – RCCLA – and is nestled within the Northern Taos County communities of Costilla & Amalia, New Mexico.
Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Bike Riding, and just plain Relaxing are among the activities to be enjoyed during warmer months of the year in Rio Costilla Park. May to September is ideal for experiencing Rio Costilla Park in it’s splendor. Temperatures are mild, wild flowers are in bloom and wildlife is most active. Deer and Elk inhabit Rio Costilla Park in vast numbers. Visitors may see smaller game such as: Turkey, Ruffed Grouse or Golden Eagles. One may be fortunate enough to see Bear or Cougar and Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep frolicking in the sunlight.
Main Office: #72 State Road 196 Costilla, New Mexico 87524-0111 Office hours: Monday through Friday, 8 AM-5 PM.