Chama - North Central New Mexico

Experience Chama, New Mexico

In the late 1800s, Chama's narrow gauge railroad brought droves of people to the town, eager to cash in on its logging and mining booms.

Today, Chama's railroad still drops off crowds, but they're usually more interested in relaxing than back-breaking work.

Chama, New Mexicos great food.
Your Taste Buds are in for a Treat in Chama
Rafting down the Rio Chama Canyon, New Mexico.
Float down the Rio Chama Canyon
 

Located in northern New Mexico, the small town of Chama has become a top year-round destination for vacationers who love to play and unwind outdoors. It doesn't matter whether vacationers are interested in hunting, fishing, camping, boating, cross-country skiing, or just taking in a little bit of New Mexico's history, Chama has it all.

Cumbres and Toltec Narrow Gauge Train Station in Chama, New Mexico.
Train Depot in Chama, New Mexico
Cumbres and Toltec Narrow Gauge Train coming out of a rock tunnel between Antonito, CO and Chama, MN.
Cumbres and Toltec Narrow Gauge Train
 

Summer time is perfect for hiking and biking the miles of mountain trails located in the three national forests - Carson, Rio Grande and Santa Fe - and two state parks bordering Chama. Four-wheelers love to venture across Cumbres and Mogote passes, and the Chama, Brazos and Los Pinos rivers keep anglers plenty busy. The antique Cumbres and Toltec Train takes vacationers on a scenic narrow gauge adventure to nearby Antonito, Colorado.

Group of snowshoers at the Chama Chile Ski Classic Snowshoe Race in Chama, New Mexico.
Snowshoe Racers at the Annual Winter Fiesta
Baby doe walking through fresh winter snow in Chama, NM.
Wildlife Can Be Viewed Year Round
 

Winter draws cross-country skiers, snowshoers and snowmobile enthusiasts eager to explore the area's San Juan mountains. When spring rolls around, visitors flock to El Chorro Falls, which are formed by snow-melt rushing over the breathtaking Brazos Cliffs. And fall brings the opportunity for breathtaking drives along the state's nearby highways, perfect for taking in the changing colors of the season.

So, if you're looking for hard work in Chama, it's best to look elsewhere. But if you're looking for a great vacation, whatever the season, Chama is the place to be.

Chama is near: Antonito, CO & Pagosa Springs, CO

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Premium Chama Businesses

Conejos County Tourism -- VACATION DESTINATION!
Experience our heritage! Year-Round adventures await you in Conejos County, Colorado. Your family will have fun watching wildlife and discovering the outdoors. The San Luis Valley is a Vacation Destination!

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Featured Chama Businesses

Chama Trails Inn
An Inn with a touch of Old New Mexico in Chama: handmade furniture, family suites, gas-log fireplaces, jetted tub. Trails nearby: ATV, hike, snowmobile. ROMANCE PACKAGES: flowers and private label wine.

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Conejos County Tourism -- VACATION DESTINATION!
Experience our heritage! Year-Round adventures await you in Conejos County, Colorado. Your family will have fun watching wildlife and discovering the outdoors. The San Luis Valley is a Vacation Destination!

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Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad
Built in 1880, the Cumbres Toltec Scenic Railroad is a spectacular mountain railroad zig-zagging 64 miles between Chama, NM and Antonito, CO. The ride of a lifetime! America’s #1 best scenic railroad!

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Rio Chama RV Park In Northern New Mexico
Fish our Rio! In Chama, New Mexico along scenic Highway 17. Watch the TRAIN steam over the bridge by our RV Park. BIG RIG Friendly: 60 foot pull-thrus! Camp in shade along the Chama River. Free WiFi!

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For more travel information contact:

Chama Activities & Maps

Scenic Byways:
Jemez Mountain Trail Scenic Byway
Tracks Across Borders Scenic Byway

Rafting & Kayaking:
Rio Chama River Rafting & Kayaking

Snowmobiling:
Cumbres Pass Snowmobile Trails

Local Area Maps:
Pagosa Springs Area Map
San Luis Valley Area Map


 
 

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