Truchas, NM

Straddling a high ridge, the community began as a The Nuestra Señora del Rosario, San Fernando y Santiago del Rio de las Truchas Grant, a Spanish land grant in 1754 and, due to its geography and location, remained a relatively unchanged outpost over the centuries. The land grant is commonly known as the Truchas Land Grant, gaining its name from the river that provides the water for irrigation of the land. Truchas is the Spanish word for trout.


Nuestra Señora del Rosario is also the name of the early nineteenth-century church in the center of the village. The church contains two large altar-screens (reredos) by the renowned santero Pedro Antonio Fresquis. One screen is dated 1821, and there are other fine examples of early nineteenth-century santero art in the church.


The community remains remote, located at 8000 feet above sea level. A paved road did not enter the community till the early 1970's. These very same issues made the community attractive to artists moving to Northern New Mexico for its thriving arts scene, particularly after Robert Redford's The Milagro Beanfield War (1988) was filmed there. The arrival of the artist has altered the traditional pace of agricultural life among the original Spanish settlers, at times leading to tensions, which have more recently receded. There are also a number of vacation and second homes in the village and in the surrounding area. 


Because the community had remained unchanged for so long, it still operates under many of the original Spanish land grant bylaws; for example, cars must share the roads with livestock.


The community has close views of the Truchas Peaks (nearly 5,000 feet above the community) and of the Española Valley.


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Statistics (residential)

Total Listings: 3
Average Price: $268,667
Highest Price: $487,000
Lowest Price: $90,000

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Listings in Truchas, NM

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Opportunity Is Knocking In Northern New Mexico!...

$2,200,000 Active 1722 State Rd 76, Truchas, New Mexico
  • 1.89 Acres
  • 8,650 ft²

Commercial/industry

Opportunity Is Knocking In Northern New Mexico!! A Farm/to/table Restaurant And A Bed And Breakfast? Three Separate Structures, A 5000 Square Foot Restaurant/bar/store And Two Separate Houses, 1800 And 1850 Square Feet That Can Easily Become A B & B. The...

MLS® #201903997

An Absolutely Charming 200 Year Old Adobe Farmh...

$487,000 Pending Please Show 74 County Rd 75, Truchas, New Mexico
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1.8 Acres
  • 2,527 ft²

Residential

An Absolutely Charming 200 Year Old Adobe Farmhouse Is Art In Itself With Original Built-in Bookshelves And Sitting Areas, Kive Fireplace, Two Secluded Sleeping Lofts, And Original Ceiling, Tile And Mud Floors;situated On 3 Separate Deeded Contiguous Lots T...

MLS® #202002398

A Unique Opportunity To Own A Large, Beautiful,...

$399,000 Active County Road 79 Tract D E F, Truchas, New Mexico
  • 46.19 Acres

Lots/land

A Unique Opportunity To Own A Large, Beautiful, Private & Secluded Parcel Of Land In Truchas Which Has An Unobstructed Views Of The Pecos Wilderness, Truchas Peaks And The Rio Grande Valley. A Spring Fed Pond Is Situated At The Lower Northern Edge Of The P...

MLS® #201904996

A Unique Opportunity To Own A Residential / Com...

$399,000 Active 95 County Road 75, Truchas, New Mexico

 

Live Work

A Unique Opportunity To Own A Residential / Commercial / Live-work Property Under The Majesty Of The Truchas Peaks. Currently Serving As A Successful Gallery, Artist’s Workshop And Home With An Independent Guest House, This 3,900 Sq Ft Multi-level Gem Is S...

MLS® #202001710

44 Secluded Acres In Spectacular Truchas, New M...

$250,000 Active County Road 1301, Truchas, New Mexico
  • 44.62 Acres

Lots/land

44 Secluded Acres In Spectacular Truchas, New Mexico. Truchas, Famous For The Movie "the Milagro Beanfield War" By Robert Redford, Is A Small Village In Northern New Mexico With Close Access To The Carson And Santa Fe National Forests. Land Is Raw, Will N...

MLS® #201902566

Well Loved Rustic Old Adobe On Top Of The World...

$229,000 Pending Please Show 101 Private Dr. 1305, Truchas, New Mexico
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 5.84 Acres
  • 1,435 ft²

Residential

Well Loved Rustic Old Adobe On Top Of The World In The El Jardin Area Of Truchas On 5.8 Acres. Breathtaking Views Of The Truchas Peaks, Sweeping Views Across The Badlands, And Views Of The Jemez Range To The West Including Los Alamos Night Lights And The Pe...

MLS® #202001641

Located On The High Road To Taos Just As You En...

$90,000 Pending 5 County Road 75, Truchas, New Mexico
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 1,200 ft²

Residential

Located On The High Road To Taos Just As You Enter The Community Of Truchas Is A Property For An Ideal Live/work Situation With Breathtaking Views Of The Valley Below. This 1200 Sq.ft., 2 Bedroom, One Bath Home Has Saltillo Tile And Brick Floors And Is Se...

MLS® #201605187

Beautiful Land In Truchas, New Mexico. Stunning...

$82,000 Active Parcel 5 County Rd 77, Truchas, New Mexico
  • 4.71 Acres
  • 205,255 ft²

Lots/land

Beautiful Land In Truchas, New Mexico. Stunning Views Of The Truchas Peaks And The Rio Grande Valley. Pinon And Sage Brush Covered Mountains. Private, Secluded. Close To The Carson And Santa Fe National Forests. Rare Find In The Area. Other Adjacent ...

MLS® #201905148

Near The Village Of Truchas - This 5.43 Acre Lo...

$35,000 Active Parcel B Cr 77a, Truchas, New Mexico
  • 5.43 Acres
  • 236,531 ft²

Lots/land

Near The Village Of Truchas - This 5.43 Acre Lot Is Surrounded By The Sangre De Cristo Mountains With Breathtaking Views In Every Direction. This Tract Is Nicely Secluded And Off A Dirt Road With Easement Access. Mobile Homes Allowed In This Area. No Utilit...

MLS® #201904973

Located Off Paved County Road 79 In Truchas, Th...

$35,000 Active County Road 79 Tract E, Truchas, New Mexico
  • 3.94 Acres
  • 171,626 ft²

Lots/land

Located Off Paved County Road 79 In Truchas, This 3 + Acre Parcel Of Land Is Heavily Wooded And Very Unique, South Sloping With Beautiful Views Of The Truchas Peaks. This Parcel's Higher Elevation Location Gives You The Feeling You Are On Top Of The Entir...

MLS® #201904997

Located Off Paved County Road 79 In Truchas, Th...

$35,000 Active County Road 79 Tract F, Truchas, New Mexico
  • 3.24 Acres
  • 141,047 ft²

Lots/land

Located Off Paved County Road 79 In Truchas, This 3 + Acre Parcel Of Land Is Heavily Wooded And Very Unique, South Sloping With Beautiful Views Of The Truchas Peaks. This Parcel's Higher Elevation Location Gives You The Feeling You Are On Top Of The Entir...

MLS® #201905066