|Hotel check-out and board bus.|
Bus departs for Taos at 8:15 AM, with stops along the way.
Our first stop will be at San Ildefonso Pueblo, famous for its pottery and as the home of renowned potter Maria Martinez. We'll then continue on to Santa Clara Pueblo, where we'll visit the pottery studio of Paul and Rosalda Speckled Rock.
Santa Clara is one of the most popular pueblos for visitors. Its tribal members are among the most artistically active of all the pueblos, and fine works by Santa Clara artists can be found in a large number of shops and studios in the village. Santa Clara ancestors most likely migrated south from the Four Corners region, eventually reaching the Pajarito Plateau on the eastern slope of the Jemez Mountains between A.D. 1100 and 1300. Today, Santa Clara is home to about 2,600 people. The tribe's 47,000 acres still support some farming. A small casino and bowling center in Espanola should help fund additional tribal endeavors.
After Santa Clara, we'll continue on to Ranchos de Taos.