About the Tour

The High Road Art Tour is a destination and an event. Each fall in northern New Mexico artists on the High Road to Taos open their studios and galleries two consecutive weekends for the High Road Art Tour. This is when the trees turn yellow and the autumn sky deepens to cobalt so the tour offers one of the loveliest drives in the loveliest of seasons. It is also an historic trip that winds through tiny, old Land Grant villages and rural countryside.

But best of all, the High Road Art Tour allows visitors to see multiple arts and crafts, traditional and contemporary, created by local artists. The tour allows visitors to meet and purchase directly from these artists. Many of the studios are open year-round, and some only during the tour.

2016 Studio Tour E-Card





If you're an artist from the villages around the middle of the High Road to Taos, join the tour by completing this application. Tour policies are here.

Tour brochures serve as year-round guides and are available from visitor centers, local hotels, and tour sites. Download the brochure, or to have a brochure mailed to you, email us. For information, visit the map and artists pages.


While the High Road Art Tour Brochure is meant to be used as a year-round guide to the studio sites within the region, please note that not all sites on the map are open for visitors year-round. Call or email the artist(s) before you go on days other than the studio tour weekends.


The High Road Art Tour is presented by High Road Artisans, a non-profit organization with a mission to enhance the economic viability of the artists and artisans of the rural communities along the High Road to Taos in Northern New Mexico. High Road Artisans works to provide visibility to the long-cherished artistic traditions and artworks of High Road residents through educational and promotional opportunities. Partial funding is provided by New Mexico Arts, and Rio Arriba County Lodger’s Tax Board.

We are grateful to the following Patrons, Sponsors, and Friends of the 2016 High Road Art Tour:

Patrons - $100

Artisan, Santa Fe, NM

High Road Art Gallery

Silverwear Jewelry / Priscilla Walsen, Ojo Sarco, NM

Sol Luna Solar

Sponsors - $50


Gaucho Blue Gallery