CHAMA: New Mexico’s Mecca for Year-Round Fun One of the best-kept secrets in New Mexico is the enchanting Village of Chama. With an elevation of 7860 feet, Chama is nestled high in the Southern Rockies, just a few miles from the Colorado border. Fishing local mountain snow fed trout streams and lakes is a leisurely pleasure and for a real experience try Salmon sagging in November and ice fishing during the winter. Hikers and mountain bikers find many trails including the Continental Divide Trail nearby. The Sargent’s Wildlife Area surrounds Chama with meadows and trails for hiking and horseback riding. Hunting adventures with reliable guides are close to town. Chama has a lively Western-style business district with lodging, RV Parks and cozy dining establishments. The Village of Chama is the perfect destination for anyone seeking scenic outdoor recreation. Cool times in cool pines are the epitome of summer fun in Chama’s cabins and vacation ranches. Oh, yeah, and it’s an absolute mecca for winter sports, too! Surrounding mountain passes have a reliable base of snow all winter. The varied terrain of the mesas and mountains make the area around Chama ideal for winter recreation. Cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snow-shoeing, everything but downhill skiing is abundantly available in Chama’s gorgeous mountains. For information visit www.chamanmt.com or www.chamavalley.com.