The “High Road” runs from Santa Fe to Taos. Along the way, you pass through several small towns, including Las Trampas, Truchas, Cordova, and Chimayo, the home to the Santuario de Chimayo. The church, which was constructed in 1816, attracts over 300,000 visitors each year, 30,000 during Holy week. Many of the visitors are drawn to Chimayo because they believe the “holy dirt” has the power to heal. (Click on photos to enlarge.)
The High Road climbs into the Sangre de Cristo mountains as you approach Taos. The sight of the snow-capped mountains is exhilarating.