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: 7
Average Price: $311,114
Highest Price: $449,900
Lowest Price: $96,000

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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

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

A Rural Country Retreat Under The Stars, At The...

$424,000 Active 95 County Road 75, Truchas, New Mexico
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 3,900 ft²

Residential

A Rural Country Retreat Under The Stars, At The Foot Of The Truchas Peaks, Situated On The Main Paved Road Through The Village Of Truchas, Is This Special Mountain, Multilevel Home, Charmingly Elegant With Gorgeous Views Of The Jemez & Sangre De Cristo Moun...

MLS® #201800950

Situated On The Llano Abeyta Is This 10.65 Acre...

$99,000 Active Cr 77, Truchas, New Mexico
  • 10.55 Acres
  • 459,558 ft²

Lots/land

Situated On The Llano Abeyta Is This 10.65 Acre Mountain Property Sited To Take Advantage Of The Breathtaking Truchas Peaks And Mountain Views. 360 Degree Views Of The Sangres, Jemez Range & The Rio Grande River Valley Below. There Is An Old Barn On The Pr...

MLS® #201804048

Located On The Main Road Through The Village Of...

$312,950 Active Truchas Cr 75/fs639, Truchas, New Mexico
  • 28.88 Acres
  • 1,258,013 ft²

Lots/land

Located On The Main Road Through The Village Of Truchas Is This Special Mountain Property Sited To Take Advantage Of The Breathtaking Truchas Peaks And Mountain Views & Offers Privacy Beyond The Tree Line. Approximately 28 Acres Of Grassy, Sloping Terrain ...

MLS® #201901899

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

$250,000 Active C.r. 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

Nestled Under The Tall Ponderosa Pine Trees In ...

$133,000 Pending Please Show 82 Forest Road 667, Truchas, New Mexico
  • 5.5 Acres
  • 239,580 ft²

Lots/land

Nestled Under The Tall Ponderosa Pine Trees In The Sangre De Cristos Is This Adorable Cabin Ready For The Weekends To Come Alive With Family And Friends Camping And Enjoy The Beautiful Truchas Mountains. The Cabin Is Secluded And Sits Up Higher On The Sout...

MLS® #201902977

Beautiful 12+ Acres Along The Rio De Truchas On...

$99,000 Active Tbd Forest Road 667, Truchas, New Mexico
  • 12.92 Acres
  • 562,665 ft²

Lots/land

Beautiful 12+ Acres Along The Rio De Truchas On Forest Road 667. The Property Includes Lush Mountain Meadows, Forested Hillside, Corrals For Livestock, Views Of The Peaks, Running Water And A Small Cabin With Sleeping Loft. Tired Of All Of The Public Campin...

MLS® #201903434

Beautiful Parcel Of Property With 1.80 Acres An...

$34,000 Active R016700 1060124340520, Truchas, New Mexico
  • 1.8 Acres
  • 78,408 ft²

Lots/land

Beautiful Parcel Of Property With 1.80 Acres And The Views Of Truchas Grazing Land And Of The Beautiful Sangre De Cristo Mountains. Ready To Have A Home Built Or Mobile Home Placed On The Lot. Well And Electric Required. Buyer To Investigate Building Codes ...

MLS® #201903951