If Chama looks familiar, perhaps that's because you saw the film Wyatt Earp, starring Dennis Quaid and Kevin Costner and shot on location here. Or Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, which featured the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, a narrow gauge heritage railway that runs between Chama and San Antonio.
Located in the Chama River valley, Chama is a small village of historic homes, buildings and churches, all close to the Chama River Canyon Wilderness. It's surrounded by pastures and mountains in a scenic setting, and a great place to visit before boarding the famed C&TS train. On the first weekend of every August, the town hosts Chama Days, with a rodeo, a carnival, dances and more. (Right: Larry Lamsa)