El Prado, New Mexico

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El Prado is an unincorporated suburb of Taos, in Taos County, New Mexico, United States. El Prado is located at latitude 36.449 and longitude 105.576. It is bounded on the east by the town of Taos, and to the north by Taos Pueblo lands. The elevation is 7,123 feet.

El Prado has a post office, with the ZIP code 87529. The 87529 ZIP Code Tabulation Area had a population of 2,727 at the 2000 census.[1] El Prado ZCTA had 1,622 housing units; a land area of 18.89 sq. miles; a water area of 0 sq. miles; and a population density of 144.40 people per sq. mile at Census 2000.

El Prado is the home of the nonprofit Metta Theatre and Metta Young Artists, who train, produce and perform there.[2]


Notable people related to El Prado[edit]

Nearby Healthcare Facilities[edit]

  • Holy Cross Hospital - one of the only acute care hospitals in the area. Started in 1936[3] through a donation from Mabel Dodge Luhan.
  • Taos Urgent Care - Currently the only urgent care located in the area besides the hospital.
  • Questa Health Clinic - Operated by Presbyterian Medical Services and focuses on primary care, dental, and behavioral health services.[4] It is the successor to the United Presbyterian Church's Medical Mission work in the Southwest, which began in 1901.[5]
  • El Centro Family Health - A local sliding scale health clinic.
  • Shadow Mountain Recovery - A male only residential substance abuse treatment center
  • Vista Taos Renewal Center - CARF accredited residential substance abuse treatment center that utilizes a person centered approach and works alongside a 12 Step[6] model.


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ Metta Theatre home page
  3. ^ "About Us - Holy Cross Medical Center". Holy Cross Medical Center. Retrieved 2018-09-10.
  4. ^ "Questa Health Center - Presbyterian Medical Services". www.pmsnm.org. Retrieved 2018-09-10.
  5. ^ "Mission & History - Presbyterian Medical Services". www.pmsnm.org. Retrieved 2018-09-10.
  6. ^ "A Beginners Introduction To 12-Step Programs For Substance Recovery". www.vistataos.com. Retrieved 2018-09-10.

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Coordinates: 36°26′55″N 105°34′32″W / 36.44861°N 105.57556°W / 36.44861; -105.57556