Tierra Wools Storefront

Visiting the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere of Tierra Wools is an experience not to be missed. We are off the beaten path, but not difficult to get to – and definitely worth the trip.  Before you visit, make sure to review our hours, and plan to spend a relaxed morning or afternoon taking in the sights, sounds, textures, and smells of our creative workshop and the surrounding mountains. If you would like to extend your experience, check out our Guest House and book a night or two – there’s plenty to explore in the area.

Other things to do in the area:

Hand made art by local artists.

The historic Los Ojos Village, known for its distinct blend of Victorian and traditional adobe architecture and its community effort to revitalize the local economy through the development of agricultural based, culturally valued enterprises, has much to offer visitors. Stroll down the main street, browse in Tierra Wools’ showroom and watch our weavers spin, dye yarn and create works of art.

A peek inside the beautiful San Jose Church in Los Ojos.

 

 

Take the opportunity to step into the tranquility of the San Jose Church, which is over 100 years old, or visit the Saint Bernadette Grotto on the scenic winding road down into Los Ojos.

Watch the process of mat-making at Otra Vuelta tire recycling, or wander into the Yellow Earth Gallery to view prints, photographs and paintings by artist Paul Trachtman. Just a couple of miles down the road, you can get a feel for the agricultural spirit of the valley by visiting the Ganados Del Valle farm, or the neighboring Los Ojos Fish Hatchery.

Other activities available in the Chama River Valley include the Cumbres-Toltec Scenic Railroad, and Heron Lake and El Vado Lake State Parks. The nearby Carson and Rio Grande National Forests offer scenic, rugged fishing, hunting, and hiking during warm months, and skiing and snowmobiling during the winter. Just a 1/2 an hour to the South, explore the spectacular Abiquíu area, home of artist Georgia O’Keeffe and the Ghost Ranch. The art colony of Taos is just 1 1/2 scenic hours to the East, a pleasant day trip from Los Ojos.

The Tierra Wools Guest House has kitchen facilities, but if you would like to dine out, you can make the short journey north to Chama, where you will find a variety of restaurants, including the historic Foster’s Saloon (est. 1881), and the High Country Restaurant and Saloon, which features a fresh live-music lineup year round.

View from Hwy 84, Los Ojos, NM

No matter the season, there is usually something going on in Los Ojos or one of the surrounding communities of the Chama River Valley. During the long summer days, you may happen upon one of the many small religious Fiestas celebrated in Los Ojos and the neighboring communities. If you’re in the mood for some excitement, the Chama Days festival and rodeo, nearby Pagosa Springs Colorado’s Red Ryder Roundup, or Little Beaver powwow and rodeo at the nearby Jicarilla Apache Reservation provide plenty of fun and food. If you’re in a foot-stomping mood, check out the Chama Valley Pickin’ Fest, or drift into town for Territorial Days to get a taste of the old wild west. Wintertime comes with its own holiday festivities, and come January, the Chama Chile Ski Classic is not to be missed. And, of course, every April Tierra Wools has its Harvest Festival – a great opportunity for all the community to come view the weavers’ winter work.

For more information and schedules, visit the Chama Valley Chamber of Commerce website.

Los Ojos, New Mexico

Tucked away in the northern mountains of New Mexico is the home of Tierra Wools, Los Ojos.

Driving from Santa Fe:

  • Locate North St. Francis Dr.
  • Head Northeast onto US 84 W / N St. Francis Dr.
  • Continue on US 84 W for roughly 90 miles
  • Turn LEFT onto NM State Rd. 112, make an IMMEDIATE RIGHT turn onto NM State Rd. 514
  • Tierra Wool’s is located roughly a mile from the main highway (off of US 64 / 84)

Driving from Durango, Colorado:

  • Locate (at the South-side of town) Camino Del Rio / US 160 E
  • Head Southeast on US 160 E towards Pagosa Springs, Colorado
  • On the Eastern side of Pagosa Springs turn RIGHT onto US 84 E, after roughly 50 miles you should get to Chama, New Mexico
  • Once in Chama turn RIGHT onto NM-17 S / US 64 E / US 84 E, it will lead  you southbound out of Chama
  • Drive south on US 64/84 for about 10 miles
  • Turn RIGHT onto NM State Rd. 514 (located directly AFTER NM State Rd. 95 to Heron Lake State Park)
  • Tierra Wool’s is located roughly a half of a mile from the main highway (off of US 64 / 84)

Driving from Taos:

  • Locate US 64 W (Kit Carson Rd. and Paseo Del Pueblo Norte both have access to this highway)
  • Make a LEFT hand turn off of Paseo Del Pueblo Norte onto US 64 W, drive roughly 75 miles to US 64 W / US 84 W
  • Turn LEFT onto US 64 W / US 84 W
  • Drive 2 to 3 miles North, make a LEFT hand turn onto NM State Rd. 112
  • Make an IMMEDIATE RIGHT turn onto NM State Rd. 514
  • Tierra Wool’s is located roughly a mile from the main highway (off of US 64 / 84)

The Grotto in Los Ojos N.M.

Driving From Farmington:

  • Locate US 64 E / Bloomfield Hwy.
  • Drive East (Southeast) on US 64 E (look for signs navigating to Chama Española/Santa Fe)
  • Continue to follow US 64 E all the way to, and through Dulce and on into Chama N.M.
  • Once in Chama turn RIGHT at the NM-17  / US 64  / US 84  junction
  • Drive south on US 64 E / US 84 E for about 10 miles
  • Turn RIGHT onto NM State Rd. 514 (located directly AFTER NM State Rd. 95 to Heron Lake State Park)
  • Tierra Wool’s is located roughly a half of a mile from the main highway (off of US 64 / 84)

How far are you from us?

Santa Fe, N.M.:            90 miles, 1 hour & 30 minutes

Taos, N.M.:                     100 miles, 2 hours

Farmington, N.M:      120 miles, 2 hours

Durango, Co.:               120 miles, 2 hours

Tierra Wools in Los Ojos, New Mexico.