Arroyo Seco, New Mexico

  • In the heart of Arroyo Seco
  • The Arroyo Seco Business District
  • In the Arroyo Seco Business District
  • In the Arroyo Seco Business District
  • Main Street in Arroyo Seco
Arroyo Seco, New Mexico

Arroyo Seco is an older Hispanic settlement about 10 miles northeast of Taos on the road to Taos Ski Valley. I saw a couple of nice art galleries here, and a couple of good restaurants (Taos Cow comes very highly recommended among the local folks).

Typical of most older New Mexico settlements, there is a very small and compact downtown/business area while the residential area sprawls all over the place, with large tracts of open space between most of the homes.

I'm sure Arroyo Seco capitalizes on its location between Taos and Taos Ski Valley. Of course, the main thoroughfare in downtown Arroyo Seco is quite narrow with limited public parking - a holdover from the days when whole families (with all their possessions) traveled across the continent in vehicles smaller than a modern sub-compact car...

Arroyo Seco, New Mexico
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Fast Facts about Arroyo Seco, New Mexico
Arroyo Seco, Taos County, NM
Latitude: 36.52°N
Longitude: 105.573°W
Elevation: 7,629'
Population Demographics: 2010
Total Population 1,785
Males 901
Females 884
Population by Age
Under 18 302
18 & over 1,483
20-24 67
25-34 174
35-49 354
50-64 559
65 & over 306
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino 812
Non Hispanic or Latino 973
Population by Race
White 1,409
African-American 5
Asian 6
Native American 18
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
Other 290
Two or more 57