The communities along the Sangre de Cristo mountains in northern New Mexico are known for their scenic beauty, compelling history, a strong and unique culture, and exceptional hospitality and cuisine. The best known of these communities is the tiny village of Chimayo, home to the revered shrine, El Santuario de Chimayo, the Santo Niño de Atocha Chapel, famous weavers, Chimayo Heirloom Chile, and santeros and artisans of all types.
It is this community that Maria Lorraine Vigil calls life-long home. It is here that she served for ten years as Director of the Chimayo Museum, and it is here where she recently began a new career as a ‘step-on’ tour guide, and a kind of unofficial ambassador, to one of the most compelling and distinctive areas of the world.
Chimayo, and the other tiny communities along the High Road to Taos, offer so much more than what can be seen by the casual tourist. Maria is available for private individuals, groups of all sizes, and corporate travellers. Contact her and schedule an event or tour that you will remember for the rest of your life!