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: 6
Average Price: $184,133
Highest Price: $449,000
Lowest Price: $45,000

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Listings in Truchas, NM

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

$199,900 Active 3 & 5 County Road 75, Truchas, New Mexico
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.44 Acres
  • 3,654 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. The Gallery Building Is Over 2400 Sq.ft. With Great Workable Space, A Large Kiva Fireplace, 2 Bathrooms, A Cellar And Kitchen Area. ...

MLS® #201605187

This 55-acre Property Located Just West Of The ...

$449,000 Active 40 Private Drive 1301, Truchas, New Mexico
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 55.7 Acres

Residential

This 55-acre Property Located Just West Of The Truchas Community Offers Open Spaces And The Opportunity Enjoy New Mexico's Fabulous Skies, Sunrises And Sunsets Amidst Towering Pine Trees, Pinon And Juniper And Undeveloped Land. Approximately 35 Acres Of Th...

MLS® #201703131

Lovingly Taken Care Of Adobe Home In The Countr...

$96,000 Active 26 County Road 76, Truchas, New Mexico
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.39 Acres
  • 1,605 ft²

Residential

Lovingly Taken Care Of Adobe Home In The Country. To Be Sold As Is, However New Paint And Some Maintenance Is Being Done. Needs Septic Tank. Additional .6 Ac Available. In The Works Is A New Mercantile Store In Truchas, To Include Bar And Cafe.

MLS® #201705547

Located On The High Road To Taos, The Tafoyas T...

$365,000 Active 23 County Road 75, Truchas, New Mexico

 

Live Work

Located On The High Road To Taos, The Tafoyas Truchas General Store, Aka, The Old Truchas Post Office, General Store Is Offered For Sale. Truchas Is Visited By Many Tourists Year Round & This Appx. 9000 Square Foot Building Is A Wonderful Property With Loa...

MLS® #201705158

Located On The High Road To Taos, This Building...

$120,000 Active 28 County Road 75, Truchas, New Mexico
  • 0.26 Acres
  • 2,000 ft²

Commercial/industry

Located On The High Road To Taos, This Building Has Been Used As A Lumberyard & Storage Yard. There Is Plenty Of Space To Store Lumber Or Machinery, Trailers, Tractors, Etc. The Building Is Constructed Of Concrete Block & Is Not Completely Enclosed. The ...

MLS® #201705159

Located On The High Road To Taos, The Tafoyas T...

$185,000 Active 24 County Road 75, Truchas, New Mexico
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 1,600 ft²

Commercial/industry

Located On The High Road To Taos, The Tafoyas Truchas Gas Station Is Offered For Sale. Truchas Is Visited By Many Tourists Year Round & This Building Has Offered Fuel And Operated As An Automotive Repair Shop For Many Years. Tanks Have Had Inspections & Up...

MLS® #201705172

Located On The High Road To Taos, This Building...

$135,000 Active 21 County Road 75 Gallery/old Post Office, Truchas, New Mexico
  • 0.01 Acres
  • 1,500 ft²

Commercial/industry

Located On The High Road To Taos, This Building Has Housed Many Different Businesses.....a Gallery, The Post Office, Auto Repair Shop And It Even Has A Basement. Two Overhead Doors With Plenty Of Space To Work On Your Favorite Project. The Front Of The Bu...

MLS® #201705180

Unique Older Adobe In The Heart Of Truchas, New...

$260,000 Active House 85 County Road 75, Truchas, New Mexico
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.26 Acres
  • 1,500 ft²

Residential

Unique Older Adobe In The Heart Of Truchas, New Mexico. This Quaint Home Was Also A Successful Art Gallery For Years, Conveniently Located Next To The Main Truchas Road. Features Include High Mountain Views, Easy Access, Traditional Adobe Construction With...

MLS® #201803237

Rare Small Tracts Of Property Along The Rio De ...

$39,925 Active Tract 1 Us Forest Road 639, Truchas, New Mexico
  • 1.47 Acres
  • 64,033 ft²

Lots/land

Rare Small Tracts Of Property Along The Rio De Truchas Available. Tract 1 Has Irrigation Rights, The Acequia Is Located On The Southern Boundary And The Land Has A Gentle Slope Towards The Rio De Truchas That Runs Through The Northern End Of The Property. ...

MLS® #201803421

Rare Small Tracts Of Property Along The Rio De ...

$29,900 Active Tract 2 Us Forest Road 639, Truchas, New Mexico
  • 1.2 Acres
  • 52,098 ft²

Lots/land

Rare Small Tracts Of Property Along The Rio De Truchas Available. Tract 2 Has Rio Running Through It, It Has Land On Both Sides. An Overhead Power Line Crosses The Property And Electricity Is Available.

MLS® #201803422

This Property Is In The Area Known As The Llano...

$350,000 Active County Road 77, Truchas, New Mexico
  • 8.2 Acres
  • 357,192 ft²

Lots/land

This Property Is In The Area Known As The Llano Abeyta, In Truchas. Great Area For Building Or Growing. Truchas Is Best Known As The Village Featured In The Movie, The Milagro Beanfield War, Produced And Directed By Robert Redford. Very Close To Carson A...

MLS® #201803896