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: 2
Average Price: $289,950
Highest Price: $489,900
Lowest Price: $90,000

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Listings in Truchas, NM

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Enjoy Postcard Perfect, Magnificent Views Every...

$489,900 Active 82 County Road 77, Truchas, New Mexico
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3 Acres
  • 3,450 ft²

Residential

Enjoy Postcard Perfect, Magnificent Views Every Day From This One-of-a-kind Mountain Residence In Truchas. The Open Concept Great Room, Kitchen Layout & Dining Area Is Breathtaking With Viga & Latilla Ceilings, Custom Wall Finish, Beautifully Finished Flags...

MLS® #202003390

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

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

With Grand Vistas Of The Sangre De Cristos, Thi...

$129,000 Active Tbd Pvt Dr 1306a, Truchas, New Mexico
  • 11.83 Acres
  • 515,315 ft²

Lots/land

With Grand Vistas Of The Sangre De Cristos, This Property Has Pasture That Produces Quality Hay, And Can Be Used For Farming Other Crops. Irrigation Rights (acequia Madre). The Property Has A Wooded Section On The North End And Its Northern Boundary Is The ...

MLS® #202003208

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

Enjoy One Of The Best Views Northern New Mexico...

$60,000 Active Tbd Co Rd 77, Truchas, New Mexico
  • 2.04 Acres
  • 88,862 ft²

Lots/land

Enjoy One Of The Best Views Northern New Mexico Can Offer From This Clean, Fenced, Two-acre Parcel Close To The Village Of Truchas. Perched On A High Mesa That Ascends To The Truchas Peaks In The Sangre De Cristo Mountains, Truchas Is A Gateway To Back Road...

MLS® #202002870

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