Directions to Felipe's house

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Map of n new mexico to La Madera

 

From Santa Fe- approx 1hr total:

Take HWY 84/285 North from Santa Fe to Española.

From Española - approx 35mins:

In Española, go west at Fairview Lane/Veterans Memorial Road. That is, if you are coming from the south, turn LEFT; if you are coming from north, turn RIGHT. This is the intersection with the Bank of America on the west side and Walgreens on the east.

Cross the Rio Grande, and continue straight, up hill to the next set of lights. Turn RIGHT at these lights, onto HWY 84/285 towards Abiquiu.

This is a 4 lane highway. Drive for 5.6 miles to where the 4 lane highway ends (narrows to a 2 lane). There is a Chevron gas station on your right, just after mile marker 197. Just past this is US-285 north. Take the RIGHT onto US-285 north, towards Ojo Caliente.

Drive for 17.9 miles from the intersection with US-285, until you reach the intersection with State Road 111. You will pass through Ojo Caliente in about 16 miles. Go ALLLLL the way through Ojo Caliente, continuing North until you see State Road 111, marked on your left - turn LEFT on 111. (it is the first left out of Ojo Caliente, on a hill, with signs for Mesa Vista high school, El Rito and of course, the local landmark, the large "PIGS" sign).

Felipe's house is 5.2 miles from that intersection, just after the pink house in La Madera. The sign on the light pole outside the house reads "Owl Peak Pottery & Studio". Turn LEFT into the driveway.

 

 

From Taos - via the Rim Road - approx 45mins

Drive North out of Taos on Paseo del Pueblo Norte/ Route 64 West 10 miles to the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge; approximately one half-mile past the bridge, turn left (South) onto the West Rim Road. Continue South on the West Rim Road for 8.5 miles until you reach a road junction for NM 567. Turn right (West) on NM 567; continue on 567 through the village of Carson for 9 miles until you reach US-285. Turn left (South) at the stop sign onto US-285 and go exactly 9 miles to State Road 111.

Turn RIGHT onto Rt 111 and go north EXACTLY 5.2 miles on 111. Felipe's house is 5.2 miles from that intersection, just after the pink house in La Madera. The sign on the light pole outside the house reads "Owl Peak Pottery & Studio". Turn LEFT into the driveway.

 

 

From Taos via Tres Piedras - approx one hour
Drive North out of Taos on Paseo del Pueblo Norte/ Route 64 West 27 miles to Tres Piedras to the intersection of Route 64 & US 285. Turn left at the stop sign onto US 285. Continue South on US 285 for 28 miles until you reach the intersection with Rt 111. (DO NOT go into Ojo Caliente. if you reach Ojo Caliente, you have gone too far south and need to turn around).

Turn RIGHT onto Rt 111 and go north EXACTLY 5.2 miles on 111. Felipe's house is 5.2 miles from that intersection, just after the pink house in La Madera. The sign on the light pole outside the house reads "Owl Peak Pottery & Studio". Turn LEFT into the driveway.

 

 

From Taos, South - through Pilar, scenic road

*Part of this route is an unpaved, gravel road, on a steep incline. Make sure your vehicle is able for this terrain before attempting the drive. Best done in daylight hours.

Go south on HWY 68 to Pilar. Turn RIGHT onto the Rio Grande Scenic Road (State Road 567), North to Taos Junction Bridge, about 7 miles.

Cross the river and head up the canyon to Carson. Once on top of the Mesa, you will be back on Black Top road and drive exactly 8 miles to US 285.

Turn LEFT onto US-285 and go exactly 9 miles to State Road 111.

Turn RIGHT onto Rt 111 and go north EXACTLY 5.2 miles on 111. Felipe's house is 5.2 miles from that intersection, just after the pink house in La Madera. The sign on the light pole outside the house reads "Owl Peak Pottery & Studio". Turn LEFT into the driveway.

 

 

Through Okhay Owingeh/San Juan, from North (Taos, Dixon)

Take Hwy 68 south.
Take the right at San Juan/Okhay Owingeh onto NM-74 . This is the turn near the large white water tower.

Continue on NM-74 until it meets 56A. At this point, NM-74 veers left and NM-56A is straight ahead.Take NM-56A. It is a narrow road and twisty, so be careful.

Where it intersects with HWY-285, after about 2 miles, turn right (north) towards Ojo Caliente.

Pass Ojo in about 15 miles... 2 miles or so, after Ojo, you'll see RT. 111 - turn left on 111. (it is the first left out of Ojo Caliente, on a hill, with signs for Mesa Vista high school, El Rito and of course, the local landmark, the large "PIGS" sign).

You can clock the distance from there. it's 5.2 miles to felipe's house. Felipe's house is on your left, just past a pink house. There's a sign out front that says Owl Peak Pottery, and the phone number there is 505- 583-2345.