Pueblo of Cochiti

Pueblo of Cochiti Information

The Pueblo of Cochiti rests against the dramatic canvas of New Mexico's high desert, where ochre-hued mesas and expansive skies create a beautiful panorama. The land is dotted with piñon and juniper trees, and the Rio Grande flows nearby, adding a ribbon of life to the arid beauty.

The Pueblo itself, a collection of adobe structures, reflects the deep connection between the Cochiti people and their ancestral lands and architecture. The Pueblo's historic structures, including the San Buenaventura de Cochiti Mission, provide a glimpse into the enduring traditions that have shaped the identity of this ancient community.

The Pueblo is well known for its deep-toned ceremonial drums, which can be heard on the Pueblo’s San Buenaventura Feast Day held in July. San Buenaventura is still in use as a Catholic parish and is on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Cochiti Pueblo Historic District.

Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) serves as the nearest major airport. From there, a scenic drive through the desert landscape leads to Cochiti Pueblo.

Nearby attractions include Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and Cochiti Lake. The Bandelier National Monument, with its ancient cliff dwellings and hiking trails is also a nearby excursion.

Pueblo of Cochiti

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  • Time Zone: Mountain Standard Time

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