Tres Piedras, New Mexico

  • The business district in Tres Piedras
  • The Pink Schoolhouse in Tres Piedras
  • The view north from Tres Piedras

Tres Piedras is an old settlement at a crossroads (US 64 crosses US 285) in northwestern Taos County. There wasn't much mining in the area but there was lots of logging and cattle ranching, especially in the Tusas Mountains west of town. But these days, well, you can see it used to be more prosperous here.

West of Tres Piedras is Carson National Forest, east is US 64 through (what I call) "the Earthship Landing Zone" and over the Taos Gorge Bridge and then into Taos. The eastern horizon is defined by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. There is more National Forest south of Tres Piedras on US 285 before you come to Ojo Caliente. Going north on US 285 takes you mostly through BLM land until you hit the Colorado line north of San Antonio Mountain.

Fast Facts about Tres Piedras, New Mexico
Tres Piedras, Taos County, NM 87577
Latitude: 36.648°N
Longitude: 105.965°W
Elevation: 8,081'

High School or Higher: 88.8%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 39.3%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 15.4%
Cost of Living Index for Tres Piedras: 90.5
Unemployed (August 2014): 8.4%

2014 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $20,900
Median Home Value: $117,050
Median Resident Age: 40.5 Years
Major Industries:
Construction, Health Care, Educational Services, Government, Professional Services, Agriculture, Waste Management Services, Lodging & Food Services