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High in the Rocky Mountains of New Mexico lies a hidden gem.  From its sparkling headwaters to its confluence with the mighty Rio Grande, the Rio Chama carves a valley of scenic beauty second to none...

Forget your stereotypes of New Mexico. The first thing you will notice is that the land here is remarkably green.  Water from melting snows high in the Rocky Mountains swells area creeks, rivers and two of New Mexico’s largest lakes, Heron and El Vado.  This abundant water feeds an ancient network of acequias, irrigation canals first established by native peoples and later expanded by hardworking Hispanic farmers.

Everywhere you turn, you are greeted by towering mountain peaks, scenic vistas and deep, colorful gorges.  Been to Yosemite?  You’ll be struck by the similar beauty of our own Brazos Cliffs.  All forms of outdoor recreation are at their finest here, with every season offering a new treat and challenge...more

Reunion / Special event on the Horizon??
We are located in the beautiful and diverse Chama Valley in Northern New Mexico near the Colorado border. Chama is situated in the southern Rockies at 7,860 feet eleveation and is what one might consider a "best kept secret." We hope you and your membership will consider the potential of this area as you plan your future reunions or special events.

Since Chama is a small community, groups of 150 or less are the most easily accommodated. Your reunion planner would do the leg work, but we would provide information and contacts for the venues you desired plus help smooth the way for special requirements. Why not make the Chama Valley your destination for your upcoming gathering. Download the following file (13MB) for all pertinent information for your event... Special Events Reunion Package

Many cultures have called this water-blessed land home...

Today, these cultures live and work in harmony, offering visitors a chance to sample genuine local New Mexican cuisines, unique cultural events and colorful artisan wares.  Visitors are greeted with smiles and a warm welcome!

Chama History

Communities in the Rio Chama Valley may not be as well known as their more congested neighbors like Santa Fe or Taos, New Mexico, but to most visitors, the laid-back Rio Chama Valley is the promised ‘Land of Enchantment’ fulfilled...more

Historic Chama is not a single place, but a diverse valley region stretching south from the Colordo border to the Tierra Amarilla Valley and down to Abiquiu, New Mexico, famous for its art treasures...

Chama cultureWeaved Blanket,
                        copyright Johanna Terrazas

Crowds may be smaller here, but the attractions are grand!  For the history buff, art lover, nature enthusiast and cultural explorer, the Rio Chama Valley offers boundless opportunities...more


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