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July 2017

Archaeology Talk in the Amphitheater!

July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A Brief Cultural History of the Monument, Wild Rivers Amphitheater- Merrill Dicks, archaeologist with the Taos Field Office, will of human use in the Monument. Hunting and gathering, spiritual practice, trading, warfare and battle sites have left their mark of…

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August 2017

Campfire Talk in the Amphitheater

August 12 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, Wild Rivers, end of State Road 378
Cerro, north of Questa, NM 87556 United States
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anasazi skipper butterfly

Unofficial “Butterfly Guy,” Steven Cary, will share all sorts of information about Wild River's very own rare butterfly, the Anasazi race of Yuma Skipper (ochlodes yuma anasazi).  An annual study is taking place at the Wild Rivers area of the Rio…

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Questa Studio Tours

August 19 @ 10:00 am - August 20 @ 5:00 pm
downtown Questa and environs, Highway 522 at highway 38+
Questa, New Mexico 87556
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Where Traditions Meet.  The second-annual studio tour will feature the works of over 30 local artists from Questa and environs,  Visit the artists in their studios or find them at several satellite locations within the village, including Art Questa Gallery,…

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Guided Hike at Wild Rivers

August 26 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Big Arsenic Springs Campground, Questa, NM, Big Arsenic Springs Campground, Questa, NM
Questa, NM 87556 United States
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A special guided hike is planned with Ranger Tim Long and local archeologist Mark Henderson.  Hikers will meet at the Big Arsenic Springs trailhead at 9 in the morning.  This moderately difficult trek will continue past thousand-year-old petroglyphs, include interpretive information…

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September 2017

NeoRio 2017

September 16 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montoso Campground, Wild Rivers, end of Highway 378
Cerro, NM 87519 United States
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A unique event featuring art installations on the rim of the Rio Grande gorge. 2017's theme is generative, life-giving seeds. Seeds inspire the work of Kaitlin Bryson, Hollis Moore and Geraint Smith. Enjoy a family-oriented "Seed Sensorium," a locally-sourced traditional…

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Fishing Derby

September 30 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Eagle Rock Lake, Highway 38
Questa, NM 87556 United States
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$20.00

Calling all anglers!  As a destination to fish, Questa can't be beat.  2017 sees our first Fishing Derby.  Find the fun and challenge at Eagle Rock Lake just east of the village on highway 38. Come test your skills and…

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October 2017

Cambalache

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Perovich Plazuela, Highway 522 & Highway 38
Questa, NM 87556 United States
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FREE
Cambalache, harvest festival,

This traditional harvest festival closes out the Questa Farmers Market for the year, and, hosts the annual burning of Cucui.  Like Zozobra burned in Santa Fe, Cucuii is a regional Boogeyman, one children were warned of if they strayed into…

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Hike a Volcano!

October 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Alta Gas Station, Costilla, hwy 522, at 196
Costilla, NM 87556 United States
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See Ute Mountain from a whole new viewpoint; the top!  Gorgeous views of the Rio Grande Gorge, golden aspens on the summit, mountainside meadows...it's only a 7 or 8 hour hike... BLM rangers will lead the way.  There is no…

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Pick Your Poison 5k/10k Footrace

October 8 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, Wild Rivers, end of State Road 378
Cerro, north of Questa, NM 87556 United States
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A race like no other, including Big Arsenic & Little Arsenic trails at the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. Race down the side of the gorge and along the wild Rio Grande, within spectacular views with a crazy climb…

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November 2017

Dia de los Muertos

November 2 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
OCHO art + event space, #8 Highway 38
Questa, 87556 United States
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offrendas, dia de los muertos

Questa’s third annual Dia de los Muertos celebration will begin at 4pm with music and decorating of sugar skulls plus creating individual additions to the community alter.  Heartwarming foods, from posole stew to prune pies, hot spice chocolate and atole.…

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