Getting Here

Located on northern New Mexico’s famous Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway, Questa is easily accessible from every direction while delivering visually striking and diverse scenery and landscapes.

Road Trips

Situated at the crossroads of NM-522 and NM-38, Questa is just 30 minutes north of Taos and 30 minutes south of the Colorado border.

Whether you choose the highways or the backroads, traveling to Questa is likely to include mix of environments including scenic desert mesas dotted with sagebrush and pinon pines as well as Aspen-forested Rocky Mountains. New Mexico’s cultural history and adobe architecture is on apparent and identifiable and stops for local food along the way are sure to be rewarding.

[Link to driving directions to MAP QUEST]

Distances to Questa: Drive Time Miles

From Drive Time Distance in Miles
Taos NM
30 minutes
24
Santa Fe NM
2 hours
94
Albuquerque NM
3 hours
156
Pueblo CO
2.25 hours
152
Colorado Springs CO
3 hours
194
Denver CO
4.5 hours
265
Amarillo TX
5 hours
292
Lubbock TX
6.5
374
Dallas/Fort Worth
10.5 hours
653
San Antonio TX
12.5 hours
800
Austin TX
12.75 hours
773
Houston TX
13.75 hours
887
Phoenix AZ
9 hours
572
Tuscon AZ
10.5 hours
600

Local Public Bus Transportation

Around the Area (from Questa to Santa Fe)

The North Central Regional Transit District (RTD) Blue Line and Chile Line provide free scheduled bus transportation throughout the Taos and Questa areas. Fare-based bus service is also available to points south all the way to Santa Fe. Veterans always ride free. All buses are ADA accessible and are equipped with bicycle racks. For the complete list of current route schedules and fares, click here.

Arriving by Air

New Mexico Airports served by Commercial Airlines

Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) 3-hour drive / 160 miles from Questa.
Served by 8 major airlines: Southwest, Delta, United, American, Frontier, JetBlue, Alaska Airlines, and Allegiant.

Fly Santa Fe Airport (SAF) 2-hour drive / 103 miles from Questa.
American and United airlines offer direct flights to Santa Fe.

Taos Regional Airport (SKX) 40-minute drive / 31 miles.

Taos Air offers non-stop jet service (30 seats) between Taos, NM and the following locations in Texas and California, with point-to-point direct service in less than 2 hours:
Dallas (DAL), Austin, Texas (AUS), Hawthorne-Los Angeles (HHR), Carlsbad-San Diego (CLD)

Area Airports that serve Private Planes

Questa Municipal Airport (N24) 10-minute drive / 6 miles.

Taos Regional Airport (SKX) 40-minute drive / 31 miles.

San Luis Valley Regional Airport (ALS) 1.25-hour drive / 80 miles.

Ground Transportation Services

Once you arrive by air, you can get to Questa by renting a car, scheduling an airport shuttle, or hopping on a free local bus for the scenic drive to northern New Mexico.

Car Rentals

Enterprise has cars for rent in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Taos
(575) 758-5553.

Airport Shuttle Services to/from ABQ and SAF

Mountain View shuttle service (575) 770-8759
Taos Rides shuttle service
(575) 613-3256

Local Bus Transportation from Taos Airport

The North Central Regional Transit District (RTD) has partnered with the Town of Taos to provide complimentary shuttle service to/from the Taos Regional Airport, call for route schedules and times. All vehicles are wheelchair accessible. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance, (866) 206-0754.

Local Buses to Get Around the Area

The North Central Regional Transit District (RTD) Blue Line and Chile Line provide free scheduled bus transportation throughout the Taos and Questa areas. Fare-based bus service is also available to points south all the way to Santa Fe. All buses are ADA accessible and are equipped with bicycle racks.