Quemado, New Mexico: Road Trip!
Quemado is a little place along side of the road in in Catron County, New Mexico, population somewhere around 250-300. It caught my eye for two reasons - I had a recent real estate listing on a road named Quemado in Marana, AZ, and secondly, I was looking for a weekend getaway to cooler temps.
The drive up was beautiful, cutting across Arizona's White Mountains and skirting the northern edge as we neared the New Mexico border. The town of Quemado is nestled at an elevation of 6,970 feet.
I looked up the name Quemado, and in Spanish, the word means "burned." Back in 1880 when Jose Antonio Padilla settled nearby where the "town" is currently located, Jose saw that the surrounding brush had been burned by the Indians. Thus he created the name Quemado.
The town is quite tiny, with a bustling all-purpose gas station, a beautiful church, school, post office...and bank!
Look close, you can see the horse in the reflection!
From Quemado, we headed south through the Gila National Forest. It was a mountainous, beautiful drive with tall trees, bubbling brooks, and hairpin curves!
All in all, a gorgeous road trip, and due to monsoons and summer storms, we experienced a drop of 50 degrees in temperatures along the circle route from Tucson, AZ to Quemado, New Mexico! Too bad we forgot coats!
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Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Long Realty,
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