Las Trampas, New Mexico
Las Trampas Historic District
Church of San José de Gracia in Las Trampas, New Mexico.
|Location||On NM 76, Las Trampas, New Mexico|
|Architectural style||Colonial, Other|
|NRHP Reference #||67000007|
|Added to NRHP||May 28, 1967|
|Designated NHLD||May 28, 1967|
Las Trampas or Trampas (Spanish, "traps") is a small unincorporated town in Taos County, New Mexico, United States. Located on the scenic High Road to Taos (NM State Highway 76), it is approximately halfway between Santa Fe to the south and Taos to the north.
Founded in 1751 by twelve Spanish families from Santa Fe, it is known for the San José de Gracia Church, built between 1760 and 1776 and considered a model of the adobe architecture found throughout New Mexico. The church was once used by Los Hermanos Penitentes, a flagellant Catholic order founded in colonial Spanish America.
Congregation leaving after mass, San José de Gracia Church, 1943
Santa Fe Baldy, viewed from near Trampas, May 2005
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15.
- "Las Trampas Historic District". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-06-08.
- Charles W. Snell (May 1, 1968). PDF (32 KB). National Park Service and PDF (32 KB)
- 87576 data
- NPS National Historical District page for Las Trampas
- NPS National Historical Landmark page for San José de Gracia
- American Southwest, a National Park Service Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary
- The Architecture of San José de Gracia