Situated in the soft red-brown foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Tesuque Pueblo has stood on its present location since 1200 A.D. As such, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The name Tesuque is a Spanish variation of the Tewa name, Te Tesugeh Oweengeh, meaning the “village of the narrow place of the cottonwood trees.” It is one of the state’s smallest pueblos, with a population of about 800, but the pueblo encompasses more than 17,000 acres, including Aspen Ranch and the Vigil Land Grant high in the Santa Fe National Forest near the Santa Fe ski area.
There are many fine artists at Tesuque who create pottery, paintings and sculpture. Silverwork and traditional clothing are also made at the pueblo.
Tesuque Pueblo operates Camel Rock Casino, (800) 462-2635, (505) 984-8414,www.camelrockcasino.com, the Tesuque Pueblo Flea Market (505) 670-2599 on Opera Hill, just off U.S. 84/285 north of Santa Fe, with vendor booths every weekend from February to December, and Camel Rock Suites, 3007 S. St. Francis Dr. in Santa Fe, (877) 989-3600 or (505) 989-3600.
Tesuque Pueblo is located about 10 miles (16 km.) north of Santa Fe off U.S. 84-285. Entrances to the pueblo lie near Camel Rock, a natural sandstone formation that wind and rain have eroded into the shape of a camel. The pueblo is closed to the public on certain days of the year so call ahead before visiting. Photography is not allowed.
Address: Rt. 42 Box 360-T, Santa Fe, 87506; (505) 983-2667.
Tesuque Pueblo of Tesuque
Rt. 4, Box 360-T
Santa Fe, NM 87506
Phone: (505) 983-2667/988-3620
Toll-free (800) 483-1040
Tesuque Flea Market - not your typical flea market
15 Flea Market Road,
Santa Fe, NM 87506
Phone: (505) 670-2599 or (505) 231-8536
We have vendors from all over the world as well as a unique food court serving great food!
Flea Market 2012 Season Hours
March - December 9am - 4pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday
The pueblo is closed to the public on certain days of the year so call ahead before visiting. Photography is not allowed.
The pueblo is located 10 miles north of Santa Fe on US 84/285.